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MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New DecadeBy Middagh GoodwinIt is quite hard to believe that it is the year 2020.  It seems like just yesterday that many of us were celebrating a new century or were worried about Y2K.

By January 3, 2020 Read More →
MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the BluesBy Earl MathewsHello friends, there is so much happening this month in our area and my world. Let’s dig in. Robert Cray is coming to town on the 8th, and he will be at the Tracy Grand again. He’s one of my favorite songwriters and one hell of a musician.

By October 31, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

Scare Up Some Local SupportBy Patty Castillo Davis This final stretch of the year is also the beginning of my favorite season and with this comes a month full of choice. Both the weather and former pace is amicable and chill. Our area holds exciting events celebrating diversity, culture, harvest and local music this month. […]

By October 2, 2019 Read More →
Sacramento River Train Murder Mystery Mayhem

Sacramento River Train Murder Mystery Mayhem

If you’re up for a short drive north to Sacramento, have we got a fun evening of mystery and libations for you! The Sacramento River Train has a murder mystery dinner on the first Friday of the month, and we played during the September Train with the story line “Night of the Iron Rail Assassin”, […]

By September 7, 2019 Read More →
Unplugged View – Band of Brothers

Unplugged View – Band of Brothers

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Band Of Brothers “The dream world of sleep and the dream world of music are not far apart.” – Linda Ronstadt. I called up Linda’s nephew Michael G. Ronstadt some years back to talk details of a concert I was soon to host with his family band. I’m normally a […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Alright turned 62 years young this August, celebrated with my Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist from Miles Davis with catered New Orleans food; Gumbo, Crab cakes, Tri Tip, wings and more in my home town house of Bezerkeley California. You […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Dog Days of Summer

ArtView – Dog Days of Summer

Art View –The Dog Days of Summer By Jim Christiansen It’s the Dog Days of Summer, even if billed as the Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival, and artist Eva Hass making the best of it, with “Dog in Yellow Sweater” as the Best of Show Award at Mistlin Gallery. Chella won four awards […]

BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

BluesView By Earl Matthews   Hello Blues fans, here are some fun things to do in the month of September. On the first up in Mokelumne Hill, you can hang out with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Hotel Ledger for their Blues BBQ Party. Poorhouse Millionaires will be back at Louie’s in […]

By August 31, 2019 Read More →
PerformingView – Exciting New Seasons

PerformingView – Exciting New Seasons

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn Did you know that many of our local performing arts present a full season with a wide variety of shows. Have you ever considered being a season subscriber? It’s a great way to secure your coveted tickets plus save money. Many theater groups offer season tickets. You can chose the dates […]

By August 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
PerformingView – So Much Theatre

PerformingView – So Much Theatre

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn The dog days of August have arrived. There is still a lot of good theater to see and embrace. Season subscriptions are available with many theatrical companies locally and out-of-town. You can get more for your buck! There are different ways to access and enhance a live performance. You can borrow […]

By August 15, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GeekView: Graffiti-Con in Review

GeekView: Graffiti-Con in Review

Graffiti-Con in ReviewBy Middagh Goodwin Photos by Michael J Mangano Sunday, June 23rd hundreds of people dressed up in costume and descended on Downtown Modesto, they intermingled with classic cars and vintage toys and got autographs from celebrity guests for the Second Annual Graffiti-Con. The event is the intersection of where Pop Culture and Car […]

By July 1, 2019 Read More →
Gallo Center 2019-2020 On Sale Now!

Gallo Center 2019-2020 On Sale Now!

It’s here. The big day!Tickets for all individual performances during the Gallo Center’s 2019/20 season are on sale starting now. To purchase tickets, go online, call (209) 338-2100 or visit the ticket office at 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto. (Remember, buy any five shows together and you’ll save 15% on your tickets.) To view […]

Grease is the Word – Frankie Valli at the Fruityard

Grease is the Word – Frankie Valli at the Fruityard

Grease is the word Photos and review by: Michael J Mangano / ModestoView The soundtrack to the classic film Grease and classic hits from the doo-wop years created the backdrop for a perfect show for Modesto’s Graffiti Summer celebration with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The legendary New Jersey singer is 85, yet pulls […]

Lee Rocker Rocks the Gallo Center

Lee Rocker Rocks the Gallo Center

By Chris Murphy Photos by Michael J Mangano Lee Rocker brought the Rockabilly to Modesto USA for Graffiti Summer. It was a special night to have Lee and his band play the hits of the music that was born here in Modesto in 1938. From our Maddox Brothers and Rose, to Elvis and the Blue […]