Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Roberts auto sales are sponsoring VMI free drive-in concert at John Thurman Field on March 14, 10 am until 10 pm, in conjunction with the State Theatre. All of the bands in the January/March Valley Music Institute session will perform. The event is free to the public, you drive your car into the parking lot […]

By February 26, 2021 Read More →
Sounds of the Valley

Sounds of the Valley

ModestoView will be hosting a virtual fundraiser for Modesto’s community radio station KCBP 95.5 FM on Saturday, March 20th starting at 12 pm on our Facebook page. 13 local artists will be performing including MAMA winners The Poorhouse Millionaires, The Flowers, Patty Castillo Davis along with Third Party, Blues Box Bayou Band, Koala & the […]

By February 26, 2021 Read More →
Arts Grants Given

Arts Grants Given

Grants made to arts organizations supporting people of color Although COVID-19 has put a damper on many arts activities, our local chapter, Stanislaus Arts has not been inactive. To support the arts through this time of crisis, The National Endowment for the Arts made funds available to keep artists and arts organizations somewhat functional through […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
Crab and Go

Crab and Go

Crab and Go!Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal 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 are some of the biggest fundraisers […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
Go Ceres: Drive-In Nostalgia

Go Ceres: Drive-In Nostalgia

Go Ceres: Drive-In Nostalgia  Nothing beats the drive-in movies for a date night or family fun and the Ceres Cruise-In has you covered. February has new movies hitting the big screen for everyone to enjoy, Starting off the month 5-7 enjoy Croods New Age and News of the World double feature, the weekend of the […]

By January 30, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: New Year New View

MAMAView: New Year New View

MAMAView: New Year New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a New Year, we have a new administration in the White House and soon after we go to print we will have a new Mayor right here in Modesto. Hopefully all these changes for a better future. Life is still in a holding pattern due to the […]

By January 29, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a new year a new decade, and usually, we would all be planning for great things in the months to come. We continue to be in the worse pandemic any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Several vaccines present the proverbial light at the end of […]

By January 2, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
HolidayView

HolidayView

Holiday ViewBy Middagh Goodwin Tis the Season and good tidings too all. None of us have experienced a year quite like this before in our lives and we can all enjoy a bit of Holiday Cheer. Enjoy these annual events in their altered states and remember to be kind to each other(Santa is watching.) This […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View:Time for Giving By Middagh Goodwin Our local charitable organizations and non profits do so much for our community all year long. This year unfortunately most of their fundraisers have been severely altered or cancelled altogether due to the Worldwide pandemic. For this month Non Profit View we are not going to focus […]

By November 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView: Celebrating in a Pandemic By Middagh Goodwin MAMA Radio first aired on Monday, November 25th at 5 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and has been going strong ever since playing the music by artists from the greater 209 area code, all genres going back decades. Who could have imagined the hardships musicians and artists would start […]

By November 5, 2020 Read More →
Halloween Alternatives

Halloween Alternatives

Halloween will soon be upon us and this year many will be looking to celebrate differently. Here is a list of low to moderate risk activities to enjoy with the whole family.  Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors […]

By October 22, 2020 Read More →
Music in the Nineties

Music in the Nineties

BigView: Music in the NinetiesBy Middagh Goodwin Original music in the early nineties shifted, hair metal and new wave were old news and grunge, punk and Ska had not taken a stranglehold just quite yet but they were all circling and making waves. This was certainly the case in places like Modesto and the 209. […]

By October 2, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art By Middagh Goodwin   All the rules have been thrown out in 2020 due to the Worldwide Pandemic that is Covid-19. The game continues to change sometimes daily.As of October 1st Facebook warns that bands Livestreaming or posting videos may have their pages deleted. This is a huge blow since […]

By September 28, 2020 Read More →
MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW MODESTO, CA –The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a free virtual event featuring MSO Associate Conductor and Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) Music Director Ryan Murray and MSYO conductor Don Grishaw on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The live event will feature performances by Ryan […]

By September 17, 2020 Read More →