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Noel the Musical comes to the Gallo Center

Noel the Musical comes to the Gallo Center

NOËL – THE MUSICAL HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR COMES  TO THE GALLO CENTER THIS DECEMBER 17TH   BEST SELLING CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER TEAM UP TO CREATE A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL! NOËL, the stunning new Holiday musical from top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates is coming […]

By December 11, 2018 Read More →
InterView – Dr. Jim Johnson

InterView – Dr. Jim Johnson

InterView By Chris Murphy Jim Johnson – Gallo Center Repertory Company Modesto is so fortunate to have local stars that are champions of stage and theatre performance. Not only that, we are fortunate the drama and performing arts are strong in our local schools and notably at Modesto Junior College. One of these local stars […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
Jazz&World View

Jazz&World View

Jazz & Blues View by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Wow and here we are again, Bam! The Holidaze coming at you. It seems only yesterday I was at the mall hearing “you have ten minutes to finalize your purchases”, as I […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
PerformingView – December Classics

PerformingView – December Classics

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn & Chris Murphy The last month of the year has finally arrived. We become busy with holiday shopping, festivities, cooking and decorating. It is a good time to relax and de-stress by going to the theater. It’s time to create new family traditions. I coordinate the annual Dickens Faire at the […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Outro It would be easy to list every musical happening of worth in our scene from 2018-Grammy Winner John McCutcheon, the incarnation of the Drum Love Drum Circle, the first annual International Woman’s Day Music extravaganza, the incomparable Porchfest, the Buddy Holly Tribute, Red Tie Arts’ phenomenal concert series, the […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Tis the Season to Celebrate

BigView – Tis the Season to Celebrate

The BigView By Chris Murphy Tis the Season to Celebrate The weekend after Thanksgiving when the leaves turn and the excitement in the air turns festive. Whether is it the holiday parties, the new snow on the ground or the anticipation of winter break, there is just a cool feeling in the air. We are […]

By December 3, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues By Earl Matthews Here we are friends, closing the books on 2018. It was a good year in many respects. Kicking it off on the 1st Tony and the Tuff Times will be at Ridgeways in Modesto. December 3rd is a huge tribute to the late great Lazy Lester. You can check […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
Art – Jim Christiansen December 2018

Art – Jim Christiansen December 2018

December Art View 2018 By Jim Christiansen Update on the point of the Graceada Park Performance Art Project. Even though I’ve returned to Riverside, California, my birthplace over the past 40 some years I’ve been in Modesto, I have no immediate plans to move back, just visit Riverside events like the opening of the Cheech […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs by Aaron Rowan Nobody has ever yelled “Freebird!” at one of my listening concerts. And that’s just the way I like it. The Modesto Unplugged live music series divides its programming between beautiful originals and re-imaginings of traditional folk tunes from all regions of the globe. The slate is full of […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
RockinHolidayView – Opening December 1

RockinHolidayView – Opening December 1

Rockin Holiday Is Here! By Chris Murphy Rockin’ Holiday and the Rockin North Pole lights up 10th St Plaza from through December 22. The Rockin’ Holiday Pixel Show Tree will be lighting up 10th St Plaza and our Rockin North Pole will feature amazing new shows. Rockin Holiday is fun for the whole family and […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
AllAgesView – Happy Holidays

AllAgesView – Happy Holidays

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson Happy holidays! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving break. There is so much to look forward to this holiday season in the area. If you have not been to the Modesto on Ice rink yet, I highly recommend it, especially during the nighttime when the rink (literally) lights up! Now […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 212,175; it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistically, about 68% of what you spend locally is invested back into the community. Remember that statistic. Independent […]

By November 29, 2018 Read More →
MJC Turkey Trot

MJC Turkey Trot

A Turkey Trot Blessing A long-awaited Thanksgiving tradition is upon us, MJC’s Turkey Trot. This happens Thanksgiving morning rain or shine, hopefully, rain. Yes, rain is forecasted for our Thanksgiving holiday and in my mind, I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Although some might think rain isn’t the best conditions to run in, I […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →
98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View By Efren Martinez After last night’s 98° Christmas Show, I am so ready to put up all the tinsel, the tree and the Holiday lights. Friends, I know Christmas is still more than a month away but we could have been in July and we would have still found ourselves itching […]

By November 17, 2018 Read More →
World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

Center Stage Conservatory presents the world premiere of Her Body and The Fall written by Summer Krafft and Directed by David Barbaree Her Body and the Fall, a brand new work tells the story of inherited trauma from a man born in the occupation in World War II and how that impacts his young daughter […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →