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stage & art

98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View By Efren Martinez After last night’s 98° Christmas Show, I am so ready to put up all the tinsel, the tree and the Holiday lights. Friends, I know Christmas is still more than a month away but we could have been in July and we would have still found ourselves itching […]

By November 17, 2018 Read More →
World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

Center Stage Conservatory presents the world premiere of Her Body and The Fall written by Summer Krafft and Directed by David Barbaree Her Body and the Fall, a brand new work tells the story of inherited trauma from a man born in the occupation in World War II and how that impacts his young daughter […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan An Offering You Can’t Refuse I spent a month trying the keto diet over the Summer after a friend got me curious about it. High fat, no bread, no sugar. It works! But everything is upside down when you’re on this diet. For instance, you have to take the gun and […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Congratulations to Serena Gamboa–the Spicy Latina–for her win at the 2018 Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) for Best Comedy. Serena was born and raised in Modesto and has been performing and producing shows for five years. She was raised by her dad, an ex-Marine/ex-cop, so she has […]

By November 14, 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 →
PerformingView – Great fall selections

PerformingView – Great fall selections

grimm-final.pdf PerformingView By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy A Time to Perform in November Refreshing cool autumn breezes embrace our community. Colorful trees line our streets like stoic statues. There are many theatrical venues to support. Were you able to catch a show last month? If not, check out the offerings below. I can guarantee […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s my View-a-versary! One year ago I started writing the Comedy View column. Thanks to all five of you for reading. Send cake. October = MAMA’s. During a lapse of judgement, I asked the comic MAMAnees why they should win. Taylor Evans: I want to show other crappy comics like […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
ZenView – The Journey

ZenView – The Journey

ZenView By Mary Layton The Journey There’s a famous Chinese saying : The journey of ten thousand miles starts with the first step. I wish I could paint or draw. But because I want to paint as good as Picasso I won’t even start. Now, if I would just start with a single, easy step, […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
Where We’re At

Where We’re At

Where We’re At By Dave Storm   The hot summer days drift away in a craze, As the cool windy breeze, blows the leaves from the trees. Where the fowls of the air, sing abroad everywhere. To remind us that ‘fall’ is now near. For fall is a time, that we all can embrace. When […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

Greetings friends! It’s Rocktober. I remember when I first heard the word Rockober on the old KSAN San Francisco many years ago and I thought it was the coolest! It sums up the month perfectly. October is truly the best blend of fall, music, haunted treats, dark mornings and darker evenings with a nice fall […]

By September 29, 2018 Read More →
Firestorm2018 Art Signing

Firestorm2018 Art Signing

“FIRESTORM 2018″ ART SIGNING AND SHOWING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST– OCTOBER 15TH -AT SONORA’S JOE’S COFFEE EMPORIUM & GALLERY Sonora Joe’s Coffee Emporium is located at 140 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA (209) 533-4455 General times for art exhibit: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (call first) SONORA- Artist oil painter- Patrick Michael Karnahan will be exhibiting his latest […]

By August 31, 2018 Read More →
ArtView – Hot August Nights

ArtView – Hot August Nights

Art View By Jim Christiansen I hope Hot August Nights aren’t as hot as July Art Walk. But rain or shine, downtown Third Thursday Art Walk goes on. In case you missed it, there is some carryover into August for show openings you might missed. First one to close is the Celebration of Fiber Arts […]

ArtView: Hot August Art

ArtView: Hot August Art

Art View – August 2018 By Jim Christiansen I hope Hot August Nights aren’t as hot as July Art Walk.  But rain or shine, downtown Third Thursday Art Walk goes on.  In case you missed it, there is some carryover into August for show openings you might missed.  First one to close is the Celebration […]

By August 3, 2018 Read More →
The Best Month of Summer

The Best Month of Summer

SONGWRITERVIEW: The Best Month of Summer By Patty Castillo Davis After months of sweltering conditions, we finally feel a tempering in the weather and a swell in music festivals. You know what I mean, dirty feet, mosquito bites, stringed instruments like you’ve never seen before, 11 part harmonies, smoke for days and memories. A whole […]