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All Ages View – What An Amazing Year

All Ages View – What An Amazing Year

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson What an amazing year it’s been. Now that I am in retrospect, it’s making me insanely happy to think of all the awesome shops, galleries and restaurants Modesto has added in the past 12 months. Take a second to name three great things that you witnessed in our great city in […]

By December 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Oh Sweet Christmas!

ChefView – Oh Sweet Christmas!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Oh Sweeeet Christmas! Dear Santa, I can explain!!! I didn’t invent that fine line that defines naughty and nice, right? Lol! When it comes to our sweet spots we all have a weak spot, or ten. 10 flavors that is, of decadent bundt cakes showed up in Modesto about 4 […]

By December 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Happy New Year 2017 Modesto

Happy New Year 2017 Modesto

Happy New Year 2017 You never thought that this would come so quickly did you? Before you know it, it will be the 31st and you will need to get dressed for the party. So check out these fun events, book your babysitter and get ready to party like it’s 2017. Check www.modestoview.com often as […]

By December 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Interview – Dr Ellen Junn

Interview – Dr Ellen Junn

InterView Stanislaus State Connects Students with the World By Chris Murphy Dr. Ellen Junn President, California State University Stanislaus There is change afoot at “Stanislaus State”. There is a new student centric focus at our local four-year university and the university is showing signs of blooming into a major educational force for people that are […]

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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & Blues View By Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the seasons accelerating into the hollidaze and the inevitable, CHRISTMAS TIME! But when calm thoughts prevail, ah yes I remember the reason for the season, to be thankful and generous of heart to those around you whether they be […]

By December 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

Chef View By Dana Johnson Sip, Taste, and Shop! As the holiday season is upon us, I find I have less time in each day, a lil’ more stress, and a valid reason to treat myself to something I enjoy while I’m multi-tasking for everyone else! Stewart & Jasper Orchards Company Store conveniently located in […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Mmmm is for Minnie’s! Restaurants, no matter what city seem to come and go, but Minnie’s on Mc Henry in Modesto has been in business since 1954 according to owner, Stuart Mah! That is an astounding 62 years! According to Modesto View’s very own Chris Murphy it is the oldest […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

Chef View By Dana Johnson Like a BIG Pizza Pie… When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!!! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore!!! Yes Mo Viewers, it looks like I’m in love… it all started at Luigi’s Pizza on a warm […]

By September 25, 2016 Read More →

Event Calendar

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters by Monica Barber It’s a late afternoon and there’s a crowd in the living room at the Queen Bean Coffee House. Always positively engaging Jordan Waters greets everyone in the room with a smile and a warm hug before turning his attention to suggest we go outside for a sit down. With an ageless energy and passion, Jordan Waters has been playing music for more than […]

By December 6, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933 people. It is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 40% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas by Monica Barber So this is Christmas… Another year is over and what have you done? The barista calls my order as John Lennon croons the eternal question over the airwaves.  This morning as Ms M sips her Americano she wonders where the year has gone. The streets are littered with autumn […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure By Patty Castillo Davis It is a highly exciting period of anticipation for the warmth of the holiday season and it is also the hour of reflection. The Modesto Music Scene has had a triumphant year full of new ventures and profound loss. Venues came and went, we saw the emergence […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →

Music

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure By Patty Castillo Davis It is a highly exciting period of anticipation for the warmth of the holiday season and it is also the hour of reflection. The Modesto Music Scene has had a triumphant year full of new ventures and profound loss. Venues came and went, we saw the emergence […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView by Earl Matthews Well folks this is it; the last month of 2016. Alongside mourning all the great musicians we have lost this year, let’s spend this month celebrating those who are still with us. Kicking things off on the 3rd at P. Wexford’s is Rob Hill Band. Rob’s signature Jazzy Blue sound is […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the seasons change, for better or worse, the rain has blessed us with a deluge; let’s hope more is in store. The MAMA’s were amazing and a lot of musicians won their fair due but let’s keep the live music scene happening […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
CountryView – Randy Mandy Band

CountryView – Randy Mandy Band

CountryView By DJ Walker, KAT Country 103 When you read the headlines and hear the latest reports of Modesto it can sometimes draw a divergent sketch of what is truly a remarkable landscape of the Central Valley. Travel just a few miles outside Modesto, and you’re surrounded by Country. Farms, Ranches, communities and people who […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
Unplugged View – Metro Grade Amnesia

Unplugged View – Metro Grade Amnesia

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Metro-Grade Amnesia When Christine Capsuto starts to sing, you’re liable to forget about anything else happening around you. I first heard this stunning soprano when I first attended the superior local concert series, Sunday Afternoons At CBS, and I walked away understanding just how Odysseus must have felt while tied […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →

Stage Art

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project By Summer Krafft Prospect Theater Project’s production of “The 39 Steps,” originally an Alfred Hitchcock film adapted for the stage in 2005, is a thrilling whirlwind ride of eccentric characters, conspiracy, espionage, and romance. Most notably, the 150 characters in the show are played by a total […]

By November 21, 2016 Read More →
“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

The saying goes “Man is dog’s best friend.”, at least it does in this family-friendly comedy. Hannah Monroe is a young girl without any friends, but the family’s 17-year-old border collie, Lucky. A wish made on her 15th birthday, causes Lucky to become a 17-year-old boy. Hi-jinx ensues when Hannah and Lucky, in human form, try to hide the transformation from her mother, Linda, as […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
PerformingView

PerformingView

A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn There are many theatrical productions in our area. The one show that I am very excited about is GCRC’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The last time I saw this play was at Beyer High School many years ago. The high school performers were […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – Trick or Treat

ArtView – Trick or Treat

Art View By Jim Christiansen Trick or Treat. The Trick is writing the column with the usual Art in Modesto event and show information, and getting in some plugs for my birthday month and shows I’ve got going. Café DEVA has a new art hanging system, and my art is first to hang from it, […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
Unplugged View – Rock, Block and One Smoking Carroll

Unplugged View – Rock, Block and One Smoking Carroll

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Rock, Block, And One Smoking Carroll I saw an incredible documentary not long ago called ‘The Music Of Strangers.’ It chronicles the formation and evolution of the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of virtuoso musicians from across the planet who banded together to promote cross-cultural creative collaboration. The project was […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →

Community

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters by Monica Barber It’s a late afternoon and there’s a crowd in the living room at the Queen Bean Coffee House. Always positively engaging Jordan Waters greets everyone in the room with a smile and a warm hug before turning his attention to suggest we go outside for a sit down. With an ageless energy and passion, Jordan Waters has been playing music for more than […]

By December 6, 2016 Read More →
BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933 people. It is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 40% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas by Monica Barber So this is Christmas… Another year is over and what have you done? The barista calls my order as John Lennon croons the eternal question over the airwaves.  This morning as Ms M sips her Americano she wonders where the year has gone. The streets are littered with autumn […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →

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