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Design View – Awesome Inclusive Design

Design View – Awesome Inclusive Design

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Modesto’s awesome, socially-inclusive design In 1905, Modesto inventor Joseph C. Dana filed a patent application for “a writing-guide designed for use by blind persons.”This may be Modesto’s earliest example of “accessible design,” “inclusive design” or “universal design,” i.e., the design of experiences, places and products usable by […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Unplugged View – Hang ’em High

Unplugged View – Hang ’em High

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Hang ’Em High Of all the artists I’ve worked with over the years, I doubt any have been more aptly named than Gaelynn Lea. Her original violin music is like a soothing breeze through the meadow. Gaelynn crafts hauntingly beautiful compositions rooted in the Irish traditions. She made quite a […]

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InterView – Joe Kieta – Modesto Bee

InterView – Joe Kieta – Modesto Bee

The news is a vital part of our lives. You need to know what is happening. Being informed, whether it be about politics, arts, music or business is so very important. Knowing what is happening both locally and nationally is just part of being a good citizen. Even more important, is knowing that what you […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The past month has been absolute mayhem, some school days lasting up to 15 hours for me! Despite my love for sleep, I have gladly spent morning to evening at Downey to ensure my involvement in the arts programs. My two main extracurricular focuses this year are theatre and film. I’m […]

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LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView By Dezaree Seeds, MBA INTERSECTION OF ART Every year the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto Program not only identifies, educates and motivates potential community leaders; but also requires its participants to volunteer their time to identify and complete a service project that will have a positive impact in the Community. The Leadership Modesto […]

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H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Don Friesen with Liz Grant Friday, March 24, 2016, 8 pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 30 minutes before […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo Credit Jeffrey Truong Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

DesignView Rediscovering a Modesto Mid-Century Modern Design Treasure by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School On a picturesque point overlooking Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt, an effort is underway between the city and citizen volunteers to preserve an iconic 40-foot play sculpture from 1954 that has appeared on album covers and in countless family photos of […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView the Cosies are Coming Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project By Summer Krafft Prospect Theater Project’s production of “The 39 Steps,” originally an Alfred Hitchcock film adapted for the stage in 2005, is a thrilling whirlwind ride of eccentric characters, conspiracy, espionage, and romance. Most notably, the 150 characters in the show are played by a total […]

By November 21, 2016 Read More →
“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

The saying goes “Man is dog’s best friend.”, at least it does in this family-friendly comedy. Hannah Monroe is a young girl without any friends, but the family’s 17-year-old border collie, Lucky. A wish made on her 15th birthday, causes Lucky to become a 17-year-old boy. Hi-jinx ensues when Hannah and Lucky, in human form, try to hide the transformation from her mother, Linda, as […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →