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MSO Virtual Recital

MSO Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL RECITAL JULY 22 John Hillebrandt in Recital, hosted by Ryan Murray MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present their first virtual recital featuring MSO pianist John Hillebrandt and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm. The live performance will feature works by Ravel and Chopin […]

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AwarenessView

AwarenessView

Understanding Systemic Racism By Wendy Byrd As America celebrates the Fourth of July amid an uprising against police brutality, and a pandemic that has claimed 125,000 lives, let us open dialogue about re-imagining what the next 244 years could look like. In order to do this effectively and truly create change, one must know and […]

Greetings View  – We Have Been Through A Lot

Greetings View – We Have Been Through A Lot

Greetings Friends, We have been through a lot over the last few months. The mental, physical and economic strain is really pulling at the fabric of our community. It is hard and we don’t know all of the answers. While we were already raw from our time sheltering in place due to COVID, waiting to […]

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle CarsBy Middagh Goodwin The world may soon know about Modesto’s legends of the cruise and classic car culture.   Modesto is classic cars and cruising.  This, of course, stems from George Lucas’s 1973 film American Graffiti that focused on the stories of four young men with the backdrop of one last night of cruising 10th Street in Modesto, […]

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UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

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BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

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SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us ForwardBy Patty Castillo Davis Songs give protest language words won’t suffice to convey.A compendium of unjust events in succession have created conditions for mass protest and finally change on the front of the fight for racial justice which is alarmingly familiar to the urban unrest of the 1960s. The […]

ArtView: Summer Solstice

ArtView: Summer Solstice

Art View: Summer SolsticeBy Jim Christiansen      I am writing my column on the eve of the Summer Solstice. Summer is upon us.  Working no this during the Covid19 virus season is not a bright and sunny task to find out who and what’s re-opening? what is scheduled, rescheduled, or online for our local artists and […]

Missing 4th of July 2020

Missing 4th of July 2020

The 4th of July Parade has always been a special event in Modesto. It brings people together, we celebrate, we connect and we feel like we are a close community. Unfortunately, the Parade has been cancelled and we will all have to share our memories. We will be looking forward to reconnecting with our parade […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We are bringing 1962 back! There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto JC before heading off to USC […]

Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz/BluesView: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson Well, folks, we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being exposed […]

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MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming By Middagh Goodwin We have been separated by a global pandemic that has had us sheltered in place for the better part of 2020. We have missed the interaction of friends and family in social situations as varied as Sunday Brunch at Deva to Music in the Plaza. Live […]

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Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

By: Abigail Murphy and Harrison Power In 1947, twin brothers Willis and Willard Neville opened up the classic institution that we know today as Neville Brothers. Located at 723 Needham Street and recognizable by the beautiful cars and murals that grace the exterior of the building, Neville Bros is known as a historical landmark and […]

ModestoView is Back Downtown

ModestoView is Back Downtown

Go Downtown Modesto ModestoView is back downtown! Once again, we are partnered up with our friend John Black and ModestoView is moving to the Historic Cruise Route on 10th Street! We are so excited to have a new location where we can do intimate performances, showcase our amazing magazine and display our art. This will […]

June Message from Kristin Olsen

June Message from Kristin Olsen

Following a lot of hard work from a lot of folks, Stanislaus County is open for business! I am so proud to live in a County where the private, non-profit, and public sectors continually demonstrate their commitment to working together for the betterment of all people in our communities. Because of these dedicated leaders’ hard […]