Modesto Area Music Awards 2023

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Art Is In The Air

Art Is In The Air

Art View, Art is in the Air By Jim ChristiansenFebruary is the month when you might find Valentine’s Art gifts cheaper than chocolates in our downtown Art District. The galleries have art and crafter gifts at The Chartreuse Muse, Peer Recovery Art Project, Mistlin Gallery, Dragonfly Art for Life, along with Intrinsic Elements, Beads of […]

By January 31, 2024 Read More →
MSO Performs Gershwin’s An American In Paris

MSO Performs Gershwin’s An American In Paris

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND YOUTH ORCHESTRA PERFORMS SPRING CONCERT IN FEBRUARY   February 9 & 10, 2024 – Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, and Boulanger’s D’un Matin de Printemps (Of a Spring Morning)  February 10, 2024 – Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform […]

By January 9, 2024 Read More →
A Study In Starlets

A Study In Starlets

Unplugged View: A Study In StarletsBy Aaron Rowan “My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.” – Sherlock Holmes. I share this sentiment with my favorite literary character, although the only crimes I’m trying to help solve are the shortage […]

By January 2, 2024 Read More →
New Year New View

New Year New View

Art View: New Year New ViewBy Jim Christiansen Happy New Year. We go into 2024 with new resolutions, new activities, and changes to some longstanding traditions. Here is some of what is coming up in the Modesto Art Scene in the coming year. January 28 is the last day to enter the Stanislaus Artist Open […]

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PoetryView – Haiku Capitol of the World

PoetryView – Haiku Capitol of the World

By Sam Pierstorff Can Modesto become the Haiku Capital of the World? Every other month at LoFi Diner, Burn & Rave has been hosting an epic beatnik Poetry Night and Haiku Battle, popularizing the format and pitting haiku against haiku in a fun and inspirational battle until a winner emerges! These short form poems, which […]

By December 29, 2023 0 Comments Read More →
Art Makes a Great Gift

Art Makes a Great Gift

ArtView Art Makes Great GiftsBy Jim Christiansen December, our last 31 days of 2023, includes holiday shopping days and end-of-the-year closeouts. If you went to the end-of-November Shop Local Saturday, with Handmade Arts and resurrected Mod Shop, thank you for supporting local artists. You can still resist the big box stores and find locally created gift ideas […]

By December 7, 2023 Read More →
MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin’ Holiday and Seasonal CheerBy Middagh GoodwinI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you went shopping for gifts on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, I hope you supported local businesses. It is crucial to support our locally owned establishments, including restaurants, bars, and cafes, especially those that promote local music. Rockin’ Holiday […]

By December 4, 2023 Read More →
MJC presents A Streetcar Named Desire

MJC presents A Streetcar Named Desire

Modesto Junior College will present Tennessee Williams’ dazzling masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dec 1-Dec 10th in the Little Theatre on Modesto Junior College East Campus. A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams was first performed on Broadway on December 3, 1947.  The first production starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, and Kim Hunter. It […]

By November 12, 2023 Read More →
Gratefully November

Gratefully November

Gratefully NovemberBy Monica Barber As the spooky season simmers down, November ushers in the season of gratitude. More often in this world showing kindness & having gratitude is so important. Ms. M loves to gear up for the holidays this time of year and is grateful to be able to spend time with family and […]

By November 3, 2023 Read More →
Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?

Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?

Unplugged View: Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?by Aaron Rowan The 23rd Modesto Area Music Awards were recently held. It’s always nice to see some artists from my own series go home with prizes. But something is missing from MAMA – has been for a while now – and we need to talk about it. The awards […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations to all the MAMAnees, and thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Modesto Area Music Awards at the Historic State Theatre. Your 2023 Winners are:Unplugged MapuanaRestaurant/Breweries Dying Breed BrewingPunk Horizon PointYouth Last JulyJazz/Blues High St Blues bandLifetime Darin Morris VMIRocks School Of RockLatin The Wet BandidosAmericana Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw HeartsEvent […]

By October 18, 2023 Read More →
Who is Your MAMA?

Who is Your MAMA?

Who is Your MAMA?By Middgh Goodwin Maybe the better question is how can my band or event, get nominated for the Modesto Area Music Awards? This question often arises just after the voting goes live. One of the easiest ways to get noticed is to email your gigs to events@modestoview.com. This not only shows how […]

By September 27, 2023 Read More →
Big Band Jazz Returns to the State

Big Band Jazz Returns to the State

BIG BAND JAZZ RETURNS TO THE STATE THEATER OCTOBER 14 The sounds of Big Band Jazz return to The State Theater in Modesto on Saturday, October 14 with the 21-piece Columbia Big Band. Many of the best jazz musicians in the Valley will perform along with special guest artists. The performance will future the music […]

By September 19, 2023 Read More →
Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat

Beating the HeatBy Eric Benson I turned 66 in August, another trip around the sun and all is well. The body is still functioning with no spare parts, my health is good, my work is good, and my mental health well still a high-functioning sociopath but hey I’m a musician. Trying to work less play […]

By September 4, 2023 Read More →
Automobiles and the Arts

Automobiles and the Arts

Automobiles and the Arts By Carly Russell  Automobile License Plate Collectors Meet Are you fascinated by the history and design of license plates? Do you have a passion for collecting unique and rare plates from around the world? Look no further than the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA)! The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum […]

By September 2, 2023 Read More →