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BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

The BigView By Chris Murphy The Graffiti Summer sprit of Modesto USA is so much more than classic cars and nostalgia. Who we are today and what we will be, comes from our culture, our people and our sense of community. Communities like Modesto, that have great stories and history, and have a strong art, […]

Schenkerfest at the Whisky A Go Go

Schenkerfest at the Whisky A Go Go

Schenkerfest takes over the Whisky A Go Go on April 15th, 2019 By Russ Allsup I’m a huge Michael Schenker fan and have seen him plenty of times over the years, going back to around ’87. I’d say my favorite three guitar players are Eddie Van Halen, Michael Schenker, and Randy Rhoads. Those three have […]

Unplugged View: Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View: Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

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FoodView – Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B Since 1952

FoodView – Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B Since 1952

FoodView By Chris Murphy You can’t create authenticity and you can find loads of it at Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B., Meal On A Bun. Flat out, this place holds the title of the longest running restaurant in the same location in Modesto, now operating in the same place since 1952. “Fast” Eddie Gibson started there in […]

BluesView: An Interview with Ava Grace

BluesView: An Interview with Ava Grace

By June 1, 2019 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise By Chris Murphy George Lucas’ American Graffiti was released in 1973 and since then, Modesto USA has been immortalized in one of the top 100 films of all time. There were so many people, cars and experiences that George drew inspiration from and these were all put together for this legendary […]

ArtView – Graffiti Creations

ArtView – Graffiti Creations

Art-View-June-20191.docx Art View By Jim Christiansen June for me often opens at the Riverdance Farms Pick and Gather festival, where I started with a watercolor for their fliers, and show art, and help get local bands on our shade house stage. It’s a fun project, and again opens June 1 and 2, with artists, crafters […]

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

What If ?

What If ?

What if? We had a way to celebrate our American Graffiti History? We had a museum to share our Graffiti USA history? We had a place where we could show our classic cars and collectibles? We had a showplace for cars, rock and roll history, radio history, educational space, Modesto history? We took our place […]

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn Happy Summer Readers! May your days be filled with adventure, exploration and wonders. If you are looking to enhance your artistic and dramatic flairs consider attending a summer camp in theater, dance, singing, music or art. Camps are offered at Gallo, Hammonds House in Oakdale and local theater and dance companies. […]

ModestoView Wins Gold!

ModestoView Wins Gold!

ModestoView Wins Gold! I am so very proud of our design team of Pete Grimaldi and Micheal J Mangano. They take our piles of “ murphyglyphic” scribbles, snippets of text and boxes of photos and turn them into an amazing magazine each month. This is nothing short of a monthly miracle. We have won an […]

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

Greetings Friends, I’ll bet you can’t guess that I love Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA. This is one of the best seasons of the year where our city shouts out to the world that we are a really authentic cool city and are the #homeofamericangraffiti. Why is this so cool? It is more than just […]

PlaygroundView – Party for the Park

PlaygroundView – Party for the Park

Go Hollywood to help East LaLoma Park – June 29 Yes friends, we need your help to build a new playground. A few years ago, all of the playground equipment was removed, with nothing left for kids to play on. East LaLoma Park is important to the community and families need a safe and fun […]

GoModesto – Happy Birthday Lonny

GoModesto – Happy Birthday Lonny

Go Modesto Happy Birthday Lonny Davis! – June 8 Our friend Lonny Davis does so much for our community and his Hope Haven West non-profit delivers and fits wheelchairs around the world. You can help Hope Haven and celebrate Lonny’s birthday at the same time at the State Theatre. This party features Live Again and […]

ZenView- The American Spirit

ZenView- The American Spirit

ZenView By Mary Layton The American Spirit There’s definitely something uniquely American about American Graffiti – whether we are talking about George Lucas’ movie that made Modesto famous or the American graffiti as an art genre. As far as I know, graffiti is about recognition. It’s a way of stating one’s identity on a wall […]