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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Teacher Career Fair Slated for Saturday, March 23

Teacher Career Fair Slated for Saturday, March 23

Teacher Career Fair Slated for Saturday, March 23 The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at SCOE’s downtown offices, 1100 H Street, Modesto.  This year’s job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates […]

By March 7, 2019 Read More →
St Patrick Celebrations

St Patrick Celebrations

St Patrick Celebrations By Middagh Goodwin LuckyFest is the biggest St Patrick’s Day party in the Valley with 25 “pubs” built from the ground up for one day. Happening each year in the rear parking lot at Modesto Centre Plaza, this year on Saturday, March 16th. Live music, Dj’s and fun activities for those over […]

By March 6, 2019 Read More →
GeekView: Spring Convention Season

GeekView: Spring Convention Season

  GEEKView: Latino Comic Expo and Grape City Con By Middagh Goodwin I first heard that Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez in association with ASMJC and Dr Theresa Rojas were bringing the Latino Comic Expo to Modesto back in November and have been excited ever since. Taking place at Modesto Junior College Mary Stuart Rogers Student […]

By March 5, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView: EPK and You

MAMAView: EPK and You

MAMAView: EPK and You By Middagh Goodwin Winter is nearing its end and Spring is around the corner and that means more Festivals and outdoor events. What does this mean for performers? More opportunities to perform of course. But how do you secure these prime spots? A good press pack and internet presence are vital. […]

By March 4, 2019 Read More →
GoModesto: Mardi Gras

GoModesto: Mardi Gras

Go Mardi Gras Saturday, March 2nd at the Jack Douglas Saloon in Columbia and Sunday, March 3rd at the River’s Edge in Knights Ferry don’t miss the BluesBox Bayou Band a fan favorite especially this time of year. On March 5th Modesto may not have a Mardi Gras themed festival to celebrate Fat Tuesday but this year you have several […]

By March 4, 2019 Read More →
Free Latino Comic Expo offered at MJC

Free Latino Comic Expo offered at MJC

Free Latino Comix Expo offered at MJC (Modesto, CA) – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College is hosting The Latino Comic Expo on March 15-16 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. The family-friendly, free Expo is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and […]

By February 28, 2019 Read More →
Go Mardi Gras

Go Mardi Gras

Go Mardi Gras Kicking things off with a bang on Saturday, March 2nd at the Jack Douglas Saloon in Columbia and Sunday, March 3rd at the River’s Edge in Knights Ferry don’t miss the BluesBox Bayou Band a fan favorite especially this time of year. On March 5th Modesto may not have a Mardi Gras […]

By February 27, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: Cool March Gigs

BluesView: Cool March Gigs

BluesView: Cool March Gigs By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. March is here and there are lots of options so let hit some highlights. On the 2nd you have 4 cool shows to check out Voodoo Killer at the Brave Bull if you like Blues Rock. Tony and the Tuff TImes at Barkin’ Dog if you […]

By February 27, 2019 Read More →
The Aces in San Francisco

The Aces in San Francisco

The Aces in San Francisco By Efren Martinez Some of the best shows I’ve ever attended have always been in a dive bar in a Western Town or City for that matter. San Francisco is home to many amazing venues/dive bars and the Rickshaw Stop happens to be just one of them. Just recently I […]

By February 25, 2019 Read More →
MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series (Modesto, CA) – Sam Pierstorff, professor of English at MJC and former Poet Laureate for the City of Modesto, is the final spring semester presenter for MJC’s Positive People Speaker Series.  The free, public presentation is Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
SnowFest

SnowFest

Register Today! What’s SnowFest? Let me tell you. SnowFest is an annual fundraiser that we host at Dodge Ridge this year it will be March 2, 2019 at Dodge Ridge 1 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest, CA 95364. This fundraiser raises funds for our Society for disABILITIES Winter Ski Unlimited program and other recreational, social, and […]

By February 13, 2019 Read More →
African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC  (Modesto, CA)  The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.  The free conference is for students ages 13 […]

By February 11, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView: Opportunities

MAMAView: Opportunities

MAMAView: Opportunities By Middagh Goodwin      Over the last few years, the Modesto Area Music Association has teamed up with several events and helped create a few new ones to give more opportunities for local talent to perform live. We book over a hundred paying gigs for local musicians each year and hope to […]

By February 8, 2019 Read More →
Remembering Grace

Remembering Grace

Remembering Grace By Middagh Goodwin The Fourth Annual Grace Lieberman Tribute Valentine Cabaret Concert and Tea is taking place Sunday, February 10th at Congregation Beth Shalom. Christine Capsuto will be accompanied on piano by Elizabeth Neff and performing opera, operetta, Traditional Jewish songs and duets. Christine has graced the CBS stage in the past; she commands […]

By February 6, 2019 Read More →
Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy By Middagh Goodwin It is so great to see so many tech-savvy young coders in the Central Valley. Valley Hackathon took place over a 24 hour period on January 25th and 26th at ValleyWorx here in Modesto. Over 200 people came out this year to test their coding skills or support this event. […]

By January 28, 2019 Read More →