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BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

By August 31, 2019 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 […]

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GeekView: Graffiti-Con in Review

GeekView: Graffiti-Con in Review

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 […]

Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA gets better every year! There are more fans, more cars, more fun and best of all, more people here in our area and around the world know that ModestoUSA is the Home of American Graffiti, the Home of George Lucas and the Birthplace of […]

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View >by Aaron Rowan > >Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik > >³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang >Amadeus Mozart. > >The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at >Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues >in […]

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Classic Summer Treats By Chris Murphy Just like when you go to a baseball game, it is all about the hot dog. When it is Graffiti Summer, it is all about the burgers, fries and shakes, and of course a good hot dog too. Modesto USA has some classic places to enjoy a meal, whether […]

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Hits George Lucas built American Graffiti around some of the best songs ever. The music was so important to him, that he spent nearly 10% of the total budget to make the film on music rights. It was the first movie to be built around pop songs as most movies and musicals had songs […]

Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise By Chris Murphy   George Lucas’ American Graffiti was released in 1973 and since then, Modesto USA has been immortalized in one of the top 100 films of all time.   There were so many people, cars and experiences that George drew inspiration from and these were all put together for this […]

BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

The BigView By Chris Murphy The Graffiti Summer sprit of Modesto USA is so much more than classic cars and nostalgia. Who we are today and what we will be, comes from our culture, our people and our sense of community. Communities like Modesto, that have great stories and history, and have a strong art, […]

What If ?

What If ?

What if? We had a way to celebrate our American Graffiti History? We had a museum to share our Graffiti USA history? We had a place where we could show our classic cars and collectibles? We had a showplace for cars, rock and roll history, radio history, educational space, Modesto history? We took our place […]

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn Happy Summer Readers! May your days be filled with adventure, exploration and wonders. If you are looking to enhance your artistic and dramatic flairs consider attending a summer camp in theater, dance, singing, music or art. Camps are offered at Gallo, Hammonds House in Oakdale and local theater and dance companies. […]

MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100 By Chris Murphy For as long as we can remember, these amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand and 3,000 of your friends in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening; a hall of fame slice of Modestocana. This 100-year season […]