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Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston’s Goat or Fuzio Universal […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →
JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

Every so often the planets align and this Friday, June 23rd that is just what is going to happen. Modesto’s own legendary Rock band JET RED will be performing at Music in the Plaza. Originally it was going to be Willie Hines and friends performing songs from Willies new album Letters to Maria along with originals […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to. Steam House Entertainment the folks who brought you Steam House Con and Modesto’s Classic Comic Con(happening again […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener By Monica Barber       As many poets in Modesto are tentatively trying to get their work out there, there is one person they are all fortunate to become acquainted with, Gillian Wegener. Wegener coordinates and is the co-founder of the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, MoST, has served as the […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18 ‘Underworld, ‘Pearl Harbor’ Star, ‘Batman Forever,’ ‘Top Gun’ Headliner Set For Saturday–Sunday Appearance At Sacramento Convention Center SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman […]

By June 5, 2017 Read More →
Ethen Beavers Interview

Ethen Beavers Interview

Modesto Artist In Star Wars By Middagh Goodwin With the Anniversary of Star Wars and the Explosion of Pop Culture Events in Modesto and all over Northern California in the last few years it is quite appropriate to have Ethen Beavers as our May interview. Ethan is a Comic Book Artist who calls Modesto home. […]

By May 10, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus

BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus

BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown   Tye Bauer, owner of Bauers 66 ½ in Mchenry Village, has expanded his endeavors and just opened bauhaus, a beer and wine lounge next to the beloved Tangled T’s at 5-Points, in one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. […]

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber     For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →
Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence Special Guest Writer Shannon Carmack Mize Center Stage Conservatory is what community theatre is all about. It is located in the basement theater of the City Center downtown on J street. You’ve probably passed the building hundreds of times without ever even thinking about what was going on inside. You can […]

By April 17, 2017 Read More →
Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week Modesto CA, (May 12th and 13th) – Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus, local businesses and community  will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and our construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community by Kathy Munoz, Community Chair (beyersylvanlakescommunity@gmail.com) Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. makes Modesto better! Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes  is a new community that is a part of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc! The alliances in our city have worked many wonders as neighbors have joined to achieve their goals. Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th By Chris Murphy   “Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous. From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine By Patty Castillo Davis   Located in the Central Valley, we have the best of everything-outlets of culture, foothills and beaches and the friendly weather. After a tumultuous winter we are so ready for a warm reawakening. Feeding our minds, bodies and souls, the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market will be in […]