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MAMA Awards 2020

MAMA Awards 2020

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

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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 […]

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UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Boundby Aaron Rowan When I grow up, I want to be like George Clooney in ‘Up In The Air’ and travel full-time for a living. This is one of my favorite movies. Modesto even gets mentioned as one of Clooney’s destinations. Much like his character, I am most at home when I’m out […]

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MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

Metal View: The “209” Metal Scene 2000-2010By Mike Vanek Check out his blog Mike Vanek Sucks Hello friends and neighbors. It’s your old friend Mike Vanek and I still suck!! I’ve come out of hiding to talk about possibly the best ten years in the history of the Modesto area Metal scene 2000-2010. I could […]

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JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

Jazz/BluesView: Shoveling Against the TideBy Eric Benson Well folks we made it to the red zone, Yippie!. This meaning we are having a smaller number of Covid cases in our county and we have a green light to opening ibusiness in our city. This is a good thing to get us back to normalcy. For […]

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MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

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MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT  VIRTUAL CONCERT NOVEMBER 18 MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), led by Music Director Ryan Murray, will open its 45th season with a virtual concert on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature both MSYO orchestras performing pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon and Bizet’s […]

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Modesto Sound Fundraiser

Modesto Sound Fundraiser

MODESTO SOUND IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR 15TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT Modesto Sound is honored to invite the public to join us for this awesomeevent!!! Mark your calendars for November 21st from 5-7pm. We will bestreaming on Youtube-Modesto Sound. There will be live music with various artists that will please your ears. There will be […]

By October 11, 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. […]

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Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVID

Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVID

Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVIDBy Patty Castillo Davis A pivot in the times has forced us to adapt. By this time we should have a new routine in place for living or coping with this health crisis. I’d like to give you some hope for the future of live in person […]

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Unplugged View: Red Alert

Unplugged View: Red Alert

Unplugged View: Red Alertby Aaron Rowan You may have read about the recent lighting up of music venues across the nation in a coordinated crimson distress call, in the hopes that Congress will pledge funding to pull them back from the brink. As faithful an arts patron as I am, I can’t say I approve; […]

By September 28, 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 […]

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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 […]

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MSO Announces Cancellation of All Concerts Through March 2021

MSO Announces Cancellation of All Concerts Through March 2021

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL CONCERTS THROUGH MARCH 2021 MSO’S 90TH SEASON REIMAGINED THROUGH VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association (MSOA) announces the cancellation of all concerts through March 2021 due to COVID-19. These cancellations are in accordance with Stanislaus County and statewide guidelines stating that large gatherings and live […]

By September 11, 2020 Read More →
Keeping Composer

Keeping Composer

Songwriting View: Keeping ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Creativity can flourish anytime and anywhere. Even when an artist is not focused on bringing art to life- it grows. Inspiration flows from all spaces and time. It does not understand if it is born out of chaos. Now we are finding ourselves adapting a new routine, even […]

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