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Huey Lewis and The News spent no time taking us back to the future once they got on stage. Our journey started with The Heart of Rock and Roll and they closed the show with The Power of Love. For this DJ, it was like listening to Huey’s Sports Album front to back and in fact, after going through all of side (A) he flipped the record and performed all of side (B). The show was Awesome! Huey Lewis and The News kept the crowds dancing throughout the show and it was nice to see so many family’s there enjoying another one of our Stanislaus County Fairs’ free concerts.

This year the folks at our County Fair did a great job when it came to family friendly Entertainment. 38 Special performed as well, as did Wierd Al Yankovic, Morris Day & The Time and CCR Revisited. All of their shows brought in a full house and why not, these Retro artists are clean, entertaining and fun for all ages. And yes Modesto View Readers, you did hear me right, I said “free concerts” with the price of admission to the Fair.

Seriously, I can’t think of a better way to spend a few of your summer days than at The Stanislaus County Fair, it’s nonstop affordable entertainment. This year they featured a kid’s ride called The Lolly Swing that came from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and even though it was a bit too scary for me, I was able to muster up the courage to get a photo of it with me in it. Back to the news, Huey Lewis sounded exactly the same today, 30 plus years later, as he does on the record here in my studio but without the snap crackle record playing pop. Sure he and his voice are a little older, but time has only enhanced his live performances.

The show flew by with good vibes in time traveling speed and just like the ABC concert that I just recently covered, they too had a full band on stage accompanied with my particular favorite on any stage, a brass section. So, if you where there and you are wondering how many band members are still part of Huey’s news, the answer is one. According to the bands publicist, I found out that he is the original drummer that was beating the skins that night for their Sports Anniversary Tour.

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls; if you missed out this year on any of the family fun at our Stanislaus County Fair, I invite you to make sure you get dialed in with them on their website and facebook page. Friend them at www.facebook.com/stancofair<http://www.facebook.com/stancofair> and keep tabs on them here www.stancofair.com/<http://www.stancofair.com/>

Other Retro Shows to look out for in August would be Chris Isaak at The Gallo Center on August 10th & George Thorogood on the 22nd www.galloarts.org/<http://www.galloarts.org/> thequakedj@hotmail.com

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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20