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Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving

MAMAView: Spirit of GivingBy Middagh Goodwin Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us and I am hoping you all shopped small and locally. Hopefully, you picked something unique up at ModShop from one of the many talented artists and crafters that make up that truly wonderful event. Might I make […]

By November 28, 2022 Read More →
<strong>CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA</strong>

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Pops! with Nikki Renée Daniels – December 2nd & 3rd Holiday Candlelight Concert – December 20th MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) holiday concerts offer fun for the entire family. Complete with holiday décor and your favorite carols, the MSO’s holiday concerts have become community favorites. […]

By November 21, 2022 Read More →
Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker

Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker

Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker, Nutcracker in Jazz, Los Sensory/Special Needs Nutcracker, December 7-December 18, 2022Celebrate Central West Ballet’s 35th Anniversary with all new sets and backdrops for The Nutcracker! Follow Clara and all your favorite characters through the Land of Sugar Plum Fairies plus shop for unique Nutcracker gifts at the lobby boutique. Buy […]

By November 15, 2022 Read More →
Persuasion Brewery “The wrong side of the tracks”

Persuasion Brewery “The wrong side of the tracks”

Persuasion Brewery There have been plenty of changes within our establishment known as the Market Modesto. We were a one-stop shop to get craft beer, top-quality cuts, and speciality groceries, along with hand-crafted sandwiches from our deli. Soon after realizing the growing success of the market, it was decided to incorporate a brewery. Persuasion was […]

By November 8, 2022 Read More →
Turkey Talk

Turkey Talk

Unplugged View Turkey Talkby Aaron Rowan As the holidays approach, and I appreciate the autumn colors, I’m reminded of a mildly amusing thing that happened on a brisk November afternoon five years ago. We were setting up for a concert at my former listening-room space, Moon & Sixpence when a wild turkey appeared out of […]

By November 2, 2022 Read More →
Shop Small & Buy Art

Shop Small & Buy Art

MAMAView: Shop Small Buy Artby Middagh Goodwin    Shop Small Saturday is November 26th and I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. I want to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to […]

By November 1, 2022 Read More →
MAMA Recap

MAMA Recap

MAMA RecapBy Middagh Goodwin Another year has come and gone for the Modesto Area Music Award and this year was one for the books. Members of all walks came together at the State Theatre to celebrate live entertainment in the great Modesto area, jazzheads mixed with metal heads, and we had some of the youngest […]

By October 19, 2022 Read More →
Arts and Humanity

Arts and Humanity

ARTS AND HUMANITYBy Patty Castillo Davis Last month I was fortunate enough to attend two 50th Birthday celebrations back to back in one weekend. Both were filled with music and fellowship. It was frenetic, exciting, nostalgic and brought to mind how much we have all been through and how much we rely on one another […]

By October 2, 2022 Read More →
Autumn Blues and Jazzy Nights

Autumn Blues and Jazzy Nights

Jazz-Blues View: Autumn Blues and Jazzy NightsBy Eric Benson Ah, fall is upon us us and sweet September song has rung in a cooler season. I am no longer sweating in places I didn’t know I had places! The summer garden winding down and rust settling in on the vines but now is the time […]

By October 2, 2022 Read More →
Who’s Your MAMA?

Who’s Your MAMA?

Who’s Your MAMA?By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the 22nd Annual Modesto Area Music Awards is life and will continue until 11:59 pm on October 16th. 23 years ago Murphy and Ricci had a little idea to host an award show highlighting the talent that the great Modesto area had to offer, and the MAMAs were […]

By October 1, 2022 Read More →
It’s Raining Gems, Hallelujah!

It’s Raining Gems, Hallelujah!

Unplugged View:  It’s Raining Gems, Hallelujah!by Aaron Rowan      Original songwriting…..the first love of Modesto Unplugged. We’re one of the few presenters in the area who value and emphasize original music, and our ‘Friday Night Folk Flight’ program is strong this month, welcoming artful and accomplished songwriters from Connecticut, California and Colorado. We begin […]

By September 30, 2022 Read More →
Live Music in the Downtown

Live Music in the Downtown

Jazz-Blues View: Live Music In The DowntownBy Eric Benson Well, I am officially old and a card-carrying member of AARP, and Medicare! turned 65 years young with a celebration of a garden party in Berkeley. New Orleans food, live music with the Blue Monday Band and friends. Good to be alive and kickin!, as many […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
BigView –  Be a kid again!

BigView – Be a kid again!

It’s time for everyone to be a kid again! by Chris Murphy Every once in a while, we all need to be reminded to see the whimsy, the magic and the possibilities of our world. The way a kid views the world can be good for all of us. I kind of feel like a […]

By September 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isleby Aaron Rowan The listening room is the most satisfying sort of venue where I’ve presented music over this past decade. Modesto offers few such spaces, but this month I’m trying out a new one, which looks like it could be quite the experiment. Modesto Unplugged has partnered up […]

By September 3, 2022 Read More →
Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

MAMAView: Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAneesBy Middagh Goodwin As things slowly revert back to a semblance of normalcy we see more and more people going out to events. We are finding live music continuing at restaurants, cafes and local breweries with a few events here and there for good measure. We still […]

By September 1, 2022 Read More →