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Grease is the Word – Frankie Valli at the Fruityard

Grease is the Word – Frankie Valli at the Fruityard

Grease is the word Photos and review by: Michael J Mangano / ModestoView The soundtrack to the classic film Grease and classic hits from the doo-wop years created the backdrop for a perfect show for Modesto’s Graffiti Summer celebration with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The legendary New Jersey singer is 85, yet pulls […]

Stay Cool and Safe Modesto

Stay Cool and Safe Modesto

Modesto Area friends, it is a hot week this week. Heck, even San Francisco was 100 degrees for the first time ever. We are experiencing triple digits this week so please stay cool, stay hydrated and make sure you don’t overheat. If you find yourself in need, there are some cooling stations around our area […]

Lee Rocker Rocks the Gallo Center

Lee Rocker Rocks the Gallo Center

By Chris Murphy Photos by Michael J Mangano Lee Rocker brought the Rockabilly to Modesto USA for Graffiti Summer. It was a special night to have Lee and his band play the hits of the music that was born here in Modesto in 1938. From our Maddox Brothers and Rose, to Elvis and the Blue […]

PatioFest

PatioFest

By June 10, 2019 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA gets better every year! There are more fans, more cars, more fun and best of all, more people here in our area and around the world know that ModestoUSA is the Home of American Graffiti, the Home of George Lucas and the Birthplace of […]

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View >by Aaron Rowan > >Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik > >³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang >Amadeus Mozart. > >The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at >Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues >in […]

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Classic Summer Treats By Chris Murphy Just like when you go to a baseball game, it is all about the hot dog. When it is Graffiti Summer, it is all about the burgers, fries and shakes, and of course a good hot dog too. Modesto USA has some classic places to enjoy a meal, whether […]

Best Movie Popcorn?

Best Movie Popcorn?

By Chris Murphy I don’t care if I have just finished a huge meal, but when you walk into the movie theatre, I have this Pavlovian urge to get the largest popcorn possible. Movies and Popcorn go hand in hand. One of my and Becky’s all time fave movie popcorn experiences can be found at […]

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Hits George Lucas built American Graffiti around some of the best songs ever. The music was so important to him, that he spent nearly 10% of the total budget to make the film on music rights. It was the first movie to be built around pop songs as most movies and musicals had songs […]

AllAgesView – Happy June

AllAgesView – Happy June

Happy June! For some of us this means that it is officially summer vacation, and why sit around and wonder what to do when Modesto has so much to offer? Coming up June 7th – June 9th we have The American Graffiti Festival. Cruise on downtown and celebrate one of Modesto’s most well known traditions. […]

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 […]

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

By June 2, 2019 Read More →
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 […]