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Roots of Rock Legends

Roots of Rock Legends

By Chris Murphy Rockabilly is without a doubt the most exciting, artistic and raw form of early rock and roll today. Originally a term used an an insult, “rockabilly” became the foundation of rock with its simple slapping bass percussion and a boogie beat that’s guaranteed to make you dance, just like it did in […]

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Livin in these tryin’ times Thanks all who turned out to the last musical event we did at Café Urbano, Chris Cain Band turned it out with a wonderful show before we went back home and are living in the Quarantine Blues era. Chris is simply one of the best Blues […]

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club will not hold its annual American Graffiti Festival & Car Show this year.This cancellation includes the popular car parade (classic car cruise) and the two-day show and festival that had been scheduled June 12-14. If the public health crisis has subsided sufficiently by […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
COVID-19 Message from Kristen Olsen

COVID-19 Message from Kristen Olsen

Message from Chairwomen Kristen Olsen, Stay strong, Stanislaus County! We are living through tough times and none of us anticipated the circumstances we find ourselves in today, but we are mighty when we join forces. We have smart, collaborative leadership working on this every hour, and we are a community of resilient people. Our Emergency […]

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

Food & Drink

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

Coach’s Corner By Chris Murphy This is a very unusual time. As we deal with this time of “Shelter in Home”, our community has really tried hard to rally around our local restaurants, especially those that are offering Grab and Go or Curbside pick up. ModestoView is working hard to keep a running list of […]

Grab and Go Modesto

Grab and Go Modesto

Let’s Grab and Go Modesto! Here is a list of Restaurants and Cafes still serving with Curbside Pick up or deliveries. Remember to tip generously. Order directly if possible as Grubhub and Doordash charge 20-30% to the restaurant. Information is subject to change. These are subject to change day to day. Copy and paste this […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Special Store Hours for Seniors

Special Store Hours for Seniors

Here is a list of Modesto Area stores that are offering special programs for seniors and at-risk costumers because of coronavirus. All programs are subject to change. Big Lots: The first hour 9 am -10 am of the day is reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.  Big Lots stores are […]

By March 20, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView P. Wexford Irish Home Cooking By Abigail Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Where Everyone is Family As a Murphy, Irish Pubs have a special place in my heart. It is amazing that all around the world, there are Irish Pubs, even when I was in Mongolia. You feel at home in an Irish Pub […]

Event Calendar

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feed Buttery Goodness By Middagh Goodwin   Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events […]

By January 30, 2020 Read More →
MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Women’s March

GoModesto – Women’s March

Go Modesto Women’s March – January 18 In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start […]

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Music

Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hitsby Aaron Rowan     Well, this isn’t exactly what I meant when I said I wanted a sabbatical. For the first time in 8 years of curating and supporting live music year-round, my culture calendar is disturbingly barren. In my book, COVID stands for “Cause Of Vanishing Independent Delights.” But if we somehow […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Reinvention

MAMAView: Reinvention

MAMAView: ReinventionBy Middagh Goodwin Springtime is always a good time for rebirth, spring cleaning, and growth. With all that is going on in the world right now, with everyone “Sheltered in Place” what does this mean for you? Don’t be a sloth, be a caterpillar. Take this time to reaccess, revamp and hell reinvent what […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

From: Chris Murphy <chrism@spwg.com<mailto:chrism@spwg.com>> Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:02 AM To: Pete Grimaldi <pete@pgrimaldicreative.com<mailto:pete@pgrimaldicreative.com>> Subject: UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Balkans To Bayou You’re sitting there mesmerized by the Eastern European folk melodies that Briget, Juliana & Leslie combine their glorious voices to convey, when suddenly out of […]

MSO performs Mozart & Mendelss

MSO performs Mozart & Mendelss

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS MOZART & MENDELSSOHN ON APRIL 3 & 4 Annelle Gregory to replace violinist Adé Williams due to injury All Stanislaus County Honor Band, Orchestra, and Choir students to attend free of charge MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) led by Music Director David Lockington, will perform Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute and Sinfonia […]

By March 6, 2020 Read More →
BluesView: Farewell

BluesView: Farewell

BluesView: Bye Bye Team I will be Rooting for youBy Earl MatthewsHello everyone. Thank you all so much for the love you have shown to me over my years at the Modesto View. As you should know by now, my love for the ViewCrew runs deep and wide but, it is time for me to move […]

By March 2, 2020 Read More →

Stage Art

PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Love-in-the-Time-of-Coronavirus.docx Love in the Time of Coronavirus by Sam Pierstorff, @njapoet Six feet feels like a hundred miles when handshakes are forbidden and high fives have been replaced by winks and head nods like we are all flirting inside a crowded bar, but the bar is our kitchen—the strangers are our neighbors walking past dusty […]

PerformingView – Catch a LiveCast

PerformingView – Catch a LiveCast

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn and the View Crew Greetings to all my theater supporters! This is certainly unprecedented times. Something we haven’t experienced in my lifetime. Many venues have cancelled or postponed their April productions. Some are considering streaming a show for patrons to enjoy in the comfort of their homes. If you have any […]

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the ArtsBy Tasha Wilson This month is almost over. However, you have just about 48 hours – Enough time for you to go out and get your tickets to see August Wilson’s Seven Guitars! It’s playing at the Gallo Center for the Arts this weekend! The show will go […]

By February 12, 2020 Read More →
ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

ArtView – New Beginnings

ArtView – New Beginnings

Art View By Jim Christiansen January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020. This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, […]

Community

FitView: Strengthen Your Immune System

FitView: Strengthen Your Immune System

FitView: Strengthen your Immune System By Efren Martinez In past Fit Views, I often talked about what we need to do to build our body strength and our speed. Even what helps strengthen our hearts and lungs, but what about our minds? What about our immune system? Just before a couple of weeks ago when […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club will not hold its annual American Graffiti Festival & Car Show this year.This cancellation includes the popular car parade (classic car cruise) and the two-day show and festival that had been scheduled June 12-14. If the public health crisis has subsided sufficiently by […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
COVID-19 Message from Kristen Olsen

COVID-19 Message from Kristen Olsen

Message from Chairwomen Kristen Olsen, Stay strong, Stanislaus County! We are living through tough times and none of us anticipated the circumstances we find ourselves in today, but we are mighty when we join forces. We have smart, collaborative leadership working on this every hour, and we are a community of resilient people. Our Emergency […]

Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hitsby Aaron Rowan     Well, this isn’t exactly what I meant when I said I wanted a sabbatical. For the first time in 8 years of curating and supporting live music year-round, my culture calendar is disturbingly barren. In my book, COVID stands for “Cause Of Vanishing Independent Delights.” But if we somehow […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

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