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When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide Text and Photos by MJ Mangano “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” –The Pride of the Yankees There are a few times in my career where two of my passions meet like photography and baseball, but last weekend they collided in a wonderful fashion. I […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new world in Mongolia. By Chris Murphy It is impossible to not be inspired by Lonny Davis, proprietor of Davis Guest Homes and the ever-energetic leader of Hope Haven West. Hope Haven is a charity that provides wheelchairs to those lacking mobility, in many places around the world. I came to know Lonny, […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity – Eli Lester By Chris Murphy From the blues, rockabilly, to chrome, steel and environmental lubricants, Eli is the classic renaissance man. Born and raised here in Modesto, Eli went to Davis High and earned a degree from San Francisco State. Eli lives life surrounded by his wife Jaci and their […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
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 →
InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView The Force is With Wes Page By Chris Murphy There are people in our lives who really make an impact, with vision, wisdom, outlook and integrity. My friend Wes Page has been one of those voices of vision in Modesto and he has the eye of a filmmaker. It might be coincidence that Wes’ […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
RetroView – Nashville 2007

RetroView – Nashville 2007

Nashville is the New Vintage* By Chris Murphy I have always been a blues guy. My first electric guitar was a Fender Stratocaster with a tube amplifier. The BBQ and the Blues was my thing, and Nashville was always 4 hours away. It was in the category of “Never got around to it”. So this […]

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 →
Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

 COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER PAUL REISER BRINGS HIS TALES OF LOVE, LIFE AND THE FUNNY THINGS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS TO THE GRAND THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13th  The Grand Theatre in Tracy, CA is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser Friday, April 13th.  Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser […]

By April 5, 2018 Read More →
OutsideLands Line Up Announced!  #osl2018

OutsideLands Line Up Announced! #osl2018

OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP By Chris Murphy The clues are out, and the wait is over. One of the USA’s favorite music, food, fun and comedy festivals is ready to announce the 2018 line up. This year offers a great variety, some epic favorites, up and comers and some groundbreaking performers. But, what you […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →
The Oakdale Rodeo

The Oakdale Rodeo

The Oakdale Rodeo is happening once again the second weekend in April the 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.  Oakdale Saddle Club has been celebrating the cities western heritage and creating a family-themed event that has been shared with the community and beyond since 1946. Things get started early with local team roping […]

By March 30, 2018 Read More →
Roger Daltrey in Review

Roger Daltrey in Review

Some people really don’t know how lucky we are to have not just world-class entertainment come to the Central Valley but Icons and Legends. Who would have thought that Roger Daltrey would perform at the Bob Hope Theatre? What an amazing night of music from Roger Daltrey a true musical legend. Kicking things off with “Overture” and […]

By March 16, 2018 Read More →
A Modesto Cycling Story

A Modesto Cycling Story

Modesto Cycling Story By Mike Mirabile During a recent adventure motorcycle ride with some friends and other people I had just met, the subject of mountain biking in Modesto came up. A couple of guys were explaining to each other how they both had nice bikes but they were no longer riding because there was […]

Modesto the Price is Right

Modesto the Price is Right

On October 27th, 2017 Austin Castro from Modesto CA won over $45,000 in cash and prizes on the Price is Right with Drew Carey. This last Thursday, February 8th Austin returned with his friend Tristan Spaulding(both students at MJC) determined this time to get Tristan on stage. Tristan was one of the first four contestants […]

By February 11, 2018 Read More →
InterView: The Element of Danger

InterView: The Element of Danger

Sometimes things are often worth the wait, John Soares hopes that is true for his independently produced film. Close to ten years in the making and coming full circle; the action sci-fi thriller, The Danger Element will premiere at MJC, February 24th 7 pm. This is a FREE screening with a Q&A with the cast […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
BottleRock Line Up and Tickets Announced

BottleRock Line Up and Tickets Announced

BottleRock 2018 By Chris Murphy The annual music festival in Napa is shaping up to be one of the best festival show in the nation. Every year, the JAM Cellars BottleRock taps into the brightest and best and up and comers and this 3-day festival returns May 25-27This year’s line up is amazing featuring ModestoView […]

By January 8, 2018 Read More →