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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Call for Entries

Call for Entries

Hot Off the Press! Call for Entries Deadline: September 16, 2018 Entries are now being accepted for a new exhibition in the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries, taking place this Fall/Winter. The juried exhibition is a celebration of contemporary printmaking and will feature as many as 45-50 works. Entries of works in all printmaking media are being accepted now […]

By July 15, 2018 Read More →
GoModesto: Picnic on the Go

GoModesto: Picnic on the Go

If you are in need of a quick picnic, or even everything for a family BBQ, stop by the Chopping Block at 2625 Coffee Rd between the hours of 9-6 pm Daily and Denise and her staff will take care of you. It had been too long since we had a picnic, so we headed […]

By July 8, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Geek is Chic

GeekView: Geek is Chic

GEEKView: Geek is Chic By Middagh Goodwin First off Graffiti-Con kicks the month off on July 1st at Modesto Centre Plaza, looking forward to a fun day for the entire family and looking forward to doing it all over again next year. Look for photos from the event on the ModestoView Facebook page. Have you been […]

By July 7, 2018 Read More →
Music in the Plaza July

Music in the Plaza July

July Music in the Plaza is Rockin! By Middagh Goodwin Wow, we have been getting some amazing crowds for Music in the Plaza, thank you all for coming out and bringing your friends. It is so great to see people dancing and enjoying some of the areas talented musicians. July 6th we kick things off […]

XO Music Festival

XO Music Festival

  XO Music Festival in Northern California announces Superstar lineup for their premier music, art, food and fun festival. Ludacris, T.I., Fabolous, MAGIC!, Rev Run of RUN DMC and the Diplomats are among the artists set to perform at the inaugural XO Music Festival, which will take place July 13-15, 2018, at the Contra  Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, California. Hip-Hop is […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

The new Fruit Yard Amphitheater and Richter Entertainment Group are proud to announce their first concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Amy Grant.  Amy Grant will be joined by contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons for a night of inspiration, stories, songs and more in the comfort of our new amphitheater among our famous fruit orchards. Amy […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
BusinessView: A Bird’s Nest

BusinessView: A Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s Nest A natural hand and foot spa & artisan boutique 422 15th st 209-604-7754 Tammy Bird GRAND OPENING June 16, 2018 Noon to 4 pm LIVE MUSIC BY Mattea Overstreet Andrew Durr Makashakti Vendors An epic silent auction Appetizers And refreshments “The Bird’s Nest is a nest to rest your feet. Tammy Bird […]

By May 30, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and […]

By May 17, 2018 Read More →
Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Flashlight By Middagh Goodwin Recently Modesto has been in the National spotlight and for good reason. Effie Passero aka Francesca Bavaro had been tearing it up on the newest season of American Idol. Effie did not make the final cut before America got a chance to Vote but an average of 8 million viewers […]

Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday in May will be observed this year on the 28th. It is a day to remember and honor all those who died serving in the American armed forces. Here is where you can join others in remembering family and friends who have died in the line of duty. […]

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we will celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far, Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and be amazed […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
Puppies

Puppies

National Puppy Day was March 23rd a month ago today. Publisher Chris Murphy posted a picture of the ModestoView Pup Lucy the Lab and declared it the “Cutest Day of the Year.” Many of our readers posted pictures of their own canines and I have to say I am glad I didn’t have to narrow […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →
View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown By Middagh Goodwin and MJ Mangano Pictures by MJ Mangano Shinedown the Florida based band that formed in 2001 played the Modesto Centre Plaza Monday night supporting their 6th album Attention Attention and the new single “Devil” which is released appropriately enough on May 4th. Playing their unique brand of Hard Rock/Alt Metal to […]

By April 12, 2018 Read More →