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Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs by Aaron Rowan Nobody has ever yelled “Freebird!” at one of my listening concerts. And that’s just the way I like it. The Modesto Unplugged live music series divides its programming between beautiful originals and re-imaginings of traditional folk tunes from all regions of the globe. The slate is full of […]

By November 30, 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 →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 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 →
98° InterView

98° InterView

98° InterView By Efren Martinez In five short years from 1997 to 2002, 98° sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

The BigView By Chris Murphy Creativity, family, friendship and fun is in the air every November in Modesto USA. I walk outside in the morning to get my morning newspaper and it is dark, chilly and amazing. I just love the feeling in the air, and the buzz in the community as we get ready […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

Greetings Friends, I love the feeling of Thanksgiving. That warm home and family feeling. I really don’t care about any of the shopping things, and really, I draw a line at Christmas coming out before Thanksgiving. Call me traditional, but that weekend after Thanksgiving is when the tree goes up and our family gets out […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ModestoView’s  Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Amazing Rockin’ Holiday Preview There is so much happening here this holiday season. You better check this list out and check it twice. You are going to need to book babysitters or take the whole family because you won’t want to miss out on any of these. Clip and save this list and please […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
Now Playing

Now Playing

CommunityView: Now Playing  by Dave Storm    Through the view of the silent shutter, in today’s 21st century of photography, we take a selective macro lens glimpse, into a unique area of a dynamic interest, through the filters of digital rendering, in a world of nearly digital everything. And in this unique and unveiled form […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
St. Stan’s New Pub Menu

St. Stan’s New Pub Menu

St. Stan’s New Pub Menu by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We know what it takes to make a memorable water hole: good beer, good service, and good food. That trifecta is complete at the St. Stan’s taproom with their new pub food launch. They’ve had brick oven pizzas since day 1, but along with […]

By November 1, 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 →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →
Interview  MAMA Lifetime

Interview MAMA Lifetime

InterView By Chris Murphy Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez I recently had the pleasure to DJ  an event with Big Earl. You all might know him from his bands, “Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame”  or maybe “The Poorhouse Millionaires”. I couldn’t help but do a doubletake when I saw him. WOW! […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →