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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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 →
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 →
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. These are subject to change day to day. Copy and paste this list into your phone for […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online By Middagh Goodwin While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There […]

By March 23, 2020 Read More →
Go Modesto: Support Local

Go Modesto: Support Local

Go Modesto: Support LocalBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto.Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent businesses return […]

By March 21, 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 →
MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gearby Middagh Goodwin This month I wanted to introduce a wider audience to Halee Smith and her homegrown business Rockit Music Gear. You may have seen Doug Robinett rocking one of her LED guitar straps at the Modesto Area Music Awards or even picked up a custom strap at last […]

By February 28, 2020 Read More →
Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane Interview by Middagh Goodwin Stroll Down Penny Lane line up: Joe Anastasi aka Prof. Stompensplatt (leadvocals and rhythm guitar), Winter (lead guitar and vocals) and MikeSugar (bassist, electric cellist, melodica, synthesizer, and vocals), MarkAbbott (drums and vocals) and Matt Twain(Keys and vocals). Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi, I am Joe Anastasi, the executive producer of the show Stroll Down Penny Lane […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: RebirthBy Middagh Goodwin It is a brand new year and what kind of resolutions as musicians, have you made? Are you going to play out more, record a new album or release a video for a new single? It is important to make plans and follow through to develop not just as an artist […]

By January 31, 2020 Read More →
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 →
County Music Festival

County Music Festival

Public Invited to Stanislaus County Music FestivalCommunity members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium. The festival kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday with the high school and junior high school Honor Choir. At 2:00 p.m. on […]

By January 23, 2020 Read More →
Tax Preparation for the Ederly

Tax Preparation for the Ederly

Income tax preparation assistance offered at local libraries Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs will be offered through the last week in March at libraries in Salida, Riverbank, Oakdale, Empire and Waterford. Volunteers, trained and certified by the IRS, will provide tax preparation assistance: Mondays, 4 p.m. […]

By January 22, 2020 Read More →
Veterans Pathway to Citizenship

Veterans Pathway to Citizenship

Veterans Pathway to Citizenship Workshop offered at Modesto Library Veterans may be eligible for expedited citizenship Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, who are not U.S. citizens, are invited to a citizenship workshop at the Modesto Library, Thursday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, individual legal assistance to veterans seeking citizenship and/or […]

By January 22, 2020 Read More →
Library Lover’s Month

Library Lover’s Month

Stanislaus Libraries celebrate Library Lover’s Month February is Library Lover’s Month and Stanislaus County Libraries will offer several Valentine’s themed crafts and card making to celebrate. Children are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards with provided materials: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. at the Riverbank Library, located at 3442 Santa Fe St. Tuesday, Feb. 11, […]

By January 22, 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 →