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UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan An Offering You Can’t Refuse I spent a month trying the keto diet over the Summer after a friend got me curious about it. High fat, no bread, no sugar. It works! But everything is upside down when you’re on this diet. For instance, you have to take the gun and […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Hauntings in October

MetalView: Hauntings in October

Greetings Metal Heads and aspiring Metal Heads! My name is Brent Terry, and I will be your gracious tour guide through the ever-changing world of the Modesto Metal Scene. I have been a proud member of the community for a number of years, and even though some of you may not know my name, face, […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
Interview  MAMA Lifetime

Interview MAMA Lifetime

InterView By Chris Murphy Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler in Review

The Sampler in Review

Sampling the Sampler By Efren Martinez The 18th Annual Downtown Modesto Sampler was a real treat. You might even say it was something like “Trick or Treating”. As my wife and I visited close to 20 of the 30 participating restaurants and cafes I found myself reminiscing and comparing it to Halloween from my youth. […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAPreVIEW – Vote Now!

MAMAPreVIEW – Vote Now!

MAMA Preview By Chris Murphy In 2000, Chris Ricci and I wanted to showcase the amazing musical talent we have here in our area. 19 years later, we are still celebrating musical talent, and the talent keeps getting better. Music, and in particular live music, is so very important to a community. Cities and towns […]

By September 28, 2018 Read More →
SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongwriterView Patriots, Pride and Performances By Patty A. Davis We are in for a month full of celebrations reminding us of the sacrifice and service of others in the pursuit and assurance of equality, liberty and safety. Many of these events will include live entertainment. Show your appreciation for those who have selflessly served our […]

By September 14, 2018 Read More →
BigView –  Fall Season Preview

BigView – Fall Season Preview

HS-Football-Cheat-Sheet.pdf The BigView By Chris Murphy It is football season! About time huh? The ViewCrew loves this time of year and we especially love the fun and the spirit of high school football games. But, where and when are they? The ViewCrew is here to help and have compiled a handy-dandy cheat sheet so there […]

By September 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →
The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

MAMAView: The Choice is Yours By Middagh Goodwin Modesto is fortunate to have so many talented performers in the area. Over the last few months, the Modesto Area Music Association has sifted through hundreds of nominees to narrow down the up and comers, the grinders and the acts that keep on rockin’. We have reached […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By  Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
American Woman

American Woman

SONGWRITER VIEW: AMERICAN WOMAN-Listen What I Say By Patty Castillo Davis   There is no shortage of music while celebrating Independence Day in the 209. The annual community parades are opened by a rendition of the National Anthem and filled with marching bands, dance troupes performing to exuberant tracks and live bands on floats. Every […]

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →