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Where Were You in 62

Where Were You in 62

Where were you in ’62?On August 1st, 1973, American Graffiti premiered at the Avco Center Triplex in Los Angeles. The coming-of-age film was co-written and directed by George Lucas. The film was released in stages across the country, opening on August 12th at New York City’s Sutton Theatre. On August 15th, an additional 23 theaters, […]

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MSO The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

MSO The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS   STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Principal Pops Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans […]

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Star Wars May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars May the Fourth Be With You

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!By Middagh Goodwin Star Wars will be on everyone’s mind worldwide on May 4th. This is an extra special day here in Modesto, USA, where we are the home of the creator, George Lucas.  Yes, friends, this is our day, and we will celebrate and bring the action to 10th St […]

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The Latinx Comic Arts Festival Returns

The Latinx Comic Arts Festival Returns

The Latinx Comic Arts Festival By Dr. Theresa Rojas   The FREE, ALL-AGES, FAMILY-FRIENDLY 2023 Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF) returns Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 (11am-6pm) for a 2-day comics convention and lowrider exhibit (Saturday only) on Modesto Junior College’s West campus. LCAF is Central Valley’s ONLY celebration of Latino comic art creators and […]

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True Lies Stars Modesto Born Actress Ginger Gonzaga

True Lies Stars Modesto Born Actress Ginger Gonzaga

True Lies Stars Modesto Born Actress Fred C. Beyer High School graduate, and Modesto-born actress Ginger Gonzaga, is a co-star of the new TV action comedy True Lies premiered on CBS on March 1st at 10 pm. Ginger Gonzaga reprises the role of Helen Tasker, initially played by Jamie Lee Curtis (whose mom Janet Leigh […]

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GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

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GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

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MSO Performs Star Wars

MSO Performs Star Wars

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans will be able to experience the […]

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Star Wars & More

Star Wars & More

GoModesto: Star Wars & More On May 4h between 5-9 pm join us in the 10th Street Plaza for May our annual Star Wars Celebration. Modesto was the first city to create an official proclamation making May 4th Star Wars day and we have celebrated ever since with a free family-friendly event. Dress up, bring […]

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GeekView: The Latinx Comic Arts Festival

GeekView: The Latinx Comic Arts Festival

GeekView: The Latinx Comic Arts FestivalBy Dr. Theresa Rojas   The 2022 Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF) returns LIVE March 25-26 (11am-7pm) for a 2-day FREE comics convention at Modesto Junior College! LCAF is the Central Valley’s celebration of Latino comic arts creators and friends. We showcase some of the most talented people in the […]

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GeekView: May the Fourth Be With You

GeekView: May the Fourth Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With YouBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto is known for many things but one thing that geeks around the world know it for is being the hometown of George Lucas the creator of Star Wars and American Graffiti. Modesto is the first city to make an official proclamation making May the 4th, […]

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These Are The Droids You Are Looking For

These Are The Droids You Are Looking For

On May the 4th the USPS will be launching a new set of stamps inspired by Modesto’s very own George Lucas epic serial Star Wars. The main post office on Kearney will be rolling them out in celebratory fashion so make sure to stop on by the post office during business hours. The characters fans […]

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PetView: Haute Dog

PetView: Haute Dog

Over the last year, people have gotten more into their pets than ever before, and during the pandemic, many have gotten new furry friends. Along with that, there appears to be a new creativity in pet ownership and at least one person in our community has taken it to a new level. You have heard […]

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GeekView: May the Force Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With YouBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto is known for many things but one thing that geeks around the world know it for is being the hometown of George Lucas the creator of Star Wars and American Graffiti. Modesto was the first city to make an official proclamation making May the 4th, […]

By April 29, 2020 Read More →
GeekView: LatinX Comic Art  Festival

GeekView: LatinX Comic Art Festival

GeekView: LatinX Comic Art FestivalBy Dr. Theresa Rojas Just when you thought things couldn’t get better this March, Modesto Junior College is hosting the Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF). Directed by Dr. Theresa Rojas, the Festival will have almost 60 tables of comic art creators as well as 10 panels and workshops over two days […]

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