Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

   The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is […]

By January 8, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView New Beginnings

MAMAView New Beginnings

MAMAView: New Beginnings By Middagh Goodwin Happy New Year everyone. Hello and thank you Modesto, this month I celebrate my 5th year of writing for the ModestoView. I am grateful to be a part of such a great institution, working with people who do not just write about events but are the ones who make […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
ComedyView Winter Cooties

ComedyView Winter Cooties

ComedyView: Winter Cooties By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Happy new year. A time for new beginnings and changes and welcome the baby New Year.  I’m sorry to say that it is also time for another visitor: The Cootie. Cooties and I have been getting to know each other well. The kind of cooties that […]

By January 3, 2019 Read More →
Up with People

Up with People

Up with People, a Youth Empowerment and Cultural Exchange Program, Comes to Modesto for a Special Performance The event will take place at the Gallo Center for the Arts and All Funds Raised Will Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.   Modesto, CA – December 17, 2018.  Up with People is coming to […]

By December 18, 2018 Read More →
StocktonCon Winter is Here

StocktonCon Winter is Here

  StocktonCon Winter is Here StocktonCon Winter, presented by Utility Telecom, debuts on Sunday January 20, 2019 at Stockton Arena! This one-day event marks the expansion of StocktonCon Events, as StocktonCon will be held on August 3-4, 2019. StocktonCon Winter will take place at Stockton Arena from 10am-5pm on Sunday, January 20th. Tickets for StocktonCon Winter […]

By December 17, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays by Middagh Goodwin   Buy Local Saturday was November 24th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our […]

By December 3, 2018 Read More →
The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 212,175; it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistically, about 68% of what you spend locally is invested back into the community. Remember that statistic. Independent […]

By November 29, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving By Middagh Goodwin      It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavilion Dedication   WHAT: Community Hospice will be honoring those that have served and are currently serving our country in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony on November 12, 2018. Community members are welcome to reflect and memorialize a loved one. There is no charge to attend.    Community Hospice is a partner in […]

By November 6, 2018 Read More →
Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library to host fanfiction contest for teens Local library to offer teens a chance to celebrate NanNoWriMo, with a twist   As writers from around the world celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library is encouraging local teens to take on a […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con By Middagh Goodwin There are a ton of Pop Culture Conventions, actually just about every weekend in Northern California. Sometimes it is hard to choose which one to choose. For a one day Convention, you cannot beat Central Valley Con. With so many options for an event to be successful, one […]

By October 29, 2018 Read More →
Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a brand new bag By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards will end at Midnight on October 14th with the Awards Show taking place at the State Theatre on Tuesday, October 16th. Over the last month, I am sure you have been hit up by more than a few […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler is Back

The Sampler is Back

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 bands several of them are Modesto Area Award Winners,  were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →
Red Tie Arts presents Foreverland

Red Tie Arts presents Foreverland

Foreverland, a 14 piece Michael Jackson tribute band to perform inat Lakewood Memorial Park on Saturday, September 29, as part of the fundraising efforts for Red Tie Arts.  Modesto, CA.  Red Tie Arts, after a tremendously successful 3rd Summer Concert series held at the Lucca Winery in Ripon, is thrilled to announce the return of […]

By September 5, 2018 Read More →