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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well as I wrote in the 5th grade when asked to write a verse about this time of year about the seasons; “Yes spring has sprung and with it we full of weeds”. Yes the blossoms are blooming and ‘tis the season to […]

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DesignView – Modesto is Not Only a City, It’s a Font

DesignView – Modesto is Not Only a City, It’s a Font

DesignView Modesto is not only a city. It’s a font. by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Every letter of every word you’re reading here has been designed. Each character of every font has been meticulously drawn by a typographer to ensure legibility, to be aesthetically pleasing, and to convey a style or symbolic meaning. […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th By Chris Murphy   “Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous. From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine By Patty Castillo Davis   Located in the Central Valley, we have the best of everything-outlets of culture, foothills and beaches and the friendly weather. After a tumultuous winter we are so ready for a warm reawakening. Feeding our minds, bodies and souls, the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market will be in […]

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown   The view as you approach on Main Street. Prepare to be amazed! Being brewers ourselves, we are quite obsessed with the 1920’s culture and prohibition, and everything that went with it. The inclusion of women into the drinking […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto! by Brandilyn Brown Photos by MJ Mangano   Ralston’s Goat has a new Chef! Chef Gil Alfaro started At Ralston’s Goat in December, and they are very proud to have him. Chef Gil has been cooking over 20 years, and won first place at the Del Osso Farms BaconFest in […]

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StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You! This is a special day here in Modesto USA! This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars.   May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever.   From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio by Jim Christiansen April showers us with opportunities to visit Artists in their Studios, Art Showcases, Art Walk and Art Hops, and maybe an IRS refund to buy some art for the wall.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is April 22 and 23.  55 artists showing art in 36 studio […]

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Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project

Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project

Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project By Summer Krafft Laura Dickinson-Turner is a local actor, director, educator, and the General Manager of Prospect Theater Project’s 2016-2017 season. Her work with Prospect began in 2010 when she was cast in Beyond Therapy. Since then, she’s continued her involvement with PTP in multiple capacities. In addition to […]

By March 17, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Art in March

ArtView – Art in March

Art View By Jim Christiansen FOTO Modesto first time event was spectacular in scope with its 28 venues, numerous openings, 28 days up, and over 90 artists on display. I hope to see more ambitious visual art initiatives like this in Modesto. March has a busy schedule and is National Youth Art Month. March 5 […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna luv this Well folks, safe to say the drought may be over! “When the levee breaks, mama you got to move”. There is so much water out there I am going to flush the toilet twice for good measure, just kidding. Well I am not […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
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 →
Downtown Modesto Champion – Jeffrey Newberry

Downtown Modesto Champion – Jeffrey Newberry

ModestoView Downtown Champion Jeffrey Newberry For over 26 years, you have seen Jeffrey Newberry, keeping the downtown streets spiffed up, posters in the windows, scrubbing tagging off of walls, gathering signatures for street closures, weeding and overall just being a great Downtown Modesto ambassador. You have seen him, caring for one of the flower pots, […]

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