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Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of […]

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Happy February Modesto Friends!

Happy February Modesto Friends!

Greetings Modesto Friends, I love February! Why you ask? Valentine’s Day? Spring Skiing? No, both of my Murphy girls are born in February. That makes this month more special than anything. Happy Birthday Madison and Abigail. Your mom and I so very proud of you. There is something beautifully cathartic about February. January sits under […]

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PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]

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CrabView – Let’s Eat

CrabView – Let’s Eat

CrabView By Chris Murphy I love crab. Seriously, Fresh crab, Sourdough bread, butter, and chardonnay might be one of the best food combos ever. My daughter Abbey and I are big time crab fiends, so it is likely you will see us at some of these events. This is Dungeness crab season and the crab […]

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ValentineView – Get Your Romance Together

ValentineView – Get Your Romance Together

ValentineView By Chris Murphy There is always time for some romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. Don’t save your romance just for Valentine’s Day. There are little things you can do that have the look of love, a cool mix with Dusty Springfield, Zero 7 or Concrete […]

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Hey Bartender – Hot DoGood Ponche at Surla’s

Hey Bartender – Hot DoGood Ponche at Surla’s

Hey Bartender By Chris Murphy and our friends at Do Good Distillery The bar at Surla’s is one of the most romantic in town, the red lights, the great selections, excellent bartenders and a drink menu that won’t quit. This month Surla’s has created a special drink called the Hot DoGood Ponché. Amanda Spinnato and […]

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ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the […]

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Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

DesignView Rediscovering a Modesto Mid-Century Modern Design Treasure by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School On a picturesque point overlooking Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt, an effort is underway between the city and citizen volunteers to preserve an iconic 40-foot play sculpture from 1954 that has appeared on album covers and in countless family photos of […]

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BigView – fotoModesto

BigView – fotoModesto

The BigView By Chris Murphy We all have these pictures in our head. What are the images that are really burned into your brain? Photographs are powerful. They can excite, please, anger, provoke and inspire. Many people react to different things and this month we turn the camera back on ourselves. FotoModesto is going to […]

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ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto Mardi Gras! Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at […]

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InterView – Open Your Heart for Jane Seymour

InterView – Open Your Heart for Jane Seymour

Open Your Heart to Love Jane Seymour By Chris Murphy From young British ballet dancer to her first key role in Young Winston to a celebrated remake of East of Eden and then as a Golden Globe winning Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Jane Seymour has been blazing trails throughout her career. Besides her talent both […]

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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well all righty then, 24,000 like for the Modesto View and counting! This is a good thing and means a whole lotta folks out there are involved in making things better for the music and arts community here in the valley. My hat […]

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AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Over the winter holiday, I had the awesome opportunity to practice the Olympic sport of curling while in Lake Tahoe. It was such an interesting experience and inspired me to continue trying new and even unusual sports. I highly recommend looking out for clubs and events to expand your ‘game repertoire’. […]

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MJC Dance presents Off~Balance in Performance

MJC Dance presents Off~Balance in Performance

MJC presents Off~Balance Dance in Performance Modesto Junior College Dance Department presents Off~Balance in Performance on February 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and February 17 at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave, Modesto. The concert of modern and contemporary dance features the […]

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LeAnn Rimes Opens for StanCoFair!

LeAnn Rimes Opens for StanCoFair!

THE SENSATIONAL LEANN RIMES TO OPEN FOR STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Country superstar, LeAnn Rimes, will be opening for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. LeAnn Rimes will be performing Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by KAT Country 103 and will […]

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