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UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

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BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!By Monica Barber         The change of season is marked by a briskness in the air that creeps in slowly, bringing with it a coolness that lets you know that Fall is all around. Ms M feels a chill up her spine as she walks through the early morning Farmer’s […]

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ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween By  Jim Christiansen The season of Falling Leaves and Halloween.  In the middle of October is Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, rescheduled 3 times since 2020 to October 16 and 17.  Hard copy maps are available from the 40 or so participating artists and downtown galleries. Online,  get the map pdf […]

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Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the BluesBy Eric Benson I turned 64 on August 22nd and celebrated with a live jam with the Blue Monday Band including Barry Finnerty guitarist: Miles Davis, Tower of Power, BB King, Brecker Brothers and had a ball! A lot of my peeps are still on the fence about coming out to […]

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ArtView: Honoring the Artists

ArtView: Honoring the Artists

Art View: Honoring the ArtistsBy Jim Christiansen Brad Hawn is the “Best of Show” winner of the Mistlin Gallery/ Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival 2021. His watercolor painting “Home Stretch” is on display at the gallery, along with the other award winners, including his wife Nancy Hawn, first prize in Oil Painting division […]

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Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants WHAT: From the author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile comes this exquisite adaptation of a classic German farce. Louise and Theo’s bourgeois existence is shattered whenLouise’s wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town. What follows is afast and furious romp that skewers gender roles, double standards, fleetingmoments […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
FilmView

FilmView

The Modesto Noir Series Finale With Bogeyby Professor Arnold Schmidt, CSU StanislausRandy Siefkin, Modesto Film Society/State Theatre Join Modesto’s historic State Theatre and The Gallo Center for the Arts as they present a classic Noir film, radio drama and discussion of the Noir classic The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart. The State Theatre launches the […]

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The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now The MSO’s 91st season features four Music Director candidates, outstanding guest artists, the MSO Chorus, and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Classics Series will be conducted by the MSO’s Music Director candidates and will feature pieces by Prokofiev, Korngold, Márquez, Brahms, and many more. The Pops […]

By July 12, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art By Jim Christiansen Independence Day is here, and more galleries and venues re-opening in Modesto.  Art Walk is rumored to get a restart and new shows on display with more visiting hours.  You can see the venues gearing up with the new parking striping on J Street, and the […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMA Records: timmi-kat Turns 30By Middagh Goodwin I first remember meeting Moon Trent and David Cole the owner/operators of timmi-kat ReCoRDs(who recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary as a couple in April), after Modesto Organization of Bands was formed, Originally I had several band members over to my apartment to discuss the discourse in local music […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

Unplugged View: Some Like It Hauteby Aaron Rowan I’ve always been a serious foodie, but I enjoy Burger King far more than any respectable foodie ought. Whenever I dine inside, I find their TV almost always tuned to the Food Network channel. I’ll sit and scarf my processed patty while watching their series ‘Chopped,’ the […]

By May 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the HorizonBy Eric Benson Well, things are continuing to improve, and the weather is cooperating for getting back to the business of living and playing live music. We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer. The monthly Blues Crawl returns Sunday, May 23rd […]

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