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MUMFest Is Coming – March 31 – April

MUMFest Is Coming – March 31 – April

Modesto’s premiere acoustic fest returns this spring! Enjoy another run of intimate listening concerts all over downtown through the month of April, showcasing a flavorful spread of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic and more. Showcase schedule: Friday 3/31, 7:30 PM 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea Music Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St. […]

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MJC hosts Career and Technical Education Open House March 16

MJC hosts Career and Technical Education Open House March 16

MJC hosts college wide Career and Technical Education Open House Modesto Junior College invites the business community and the public to a Career Technical Education (CTE) Open House on Thursday, March 16, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Agriculture Center for Education (ACE) Pavilion located on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. The event […]

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MJC hosts American College Dance Association Conference

MJC hosts American College Dance Association Conference

MJC hosts American College Dance Association Conference and performances (Modesto, CA) – Modesto Junior College Department of Dance is proud to host the American College Dance Association Conference on March 1-4, 2017. The event involves 400 dancers from 30 participating colleges and universities engaging in technique and research classes daily and performing nightly in the […]

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Emergency Kits and Pet Safety

Emergency Kits and Pet Safety

A message from your fitness editor Friends, please keep our homeless in your prayers as well as those who are having to evacuate because of the continued floods from the non-stop rain. Tonight will be very stressful for us all and I’ like to remind you all to prep your emergency kits and be prepared […]

By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
FLOODING SHELTER:  Red Cross Shelter at Fairgrounds!

FLOODING SHELTER: Red Cross Shelter at Fairgrounds!

AMERICAN RED CROSS SHELTER TO OPEN AT FAIRGROUNDS Turlock, CA (February 18, 2017) — The American Red Cross is relocating its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m. This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another […]

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Food & Drink

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

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ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto Mardi Gras! Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at […]

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ChefView – Camp 4

ChefView – Camp 4

Chef View By Chris Murphy It is all about the lingering and the questions. A visit to Camp 4 is so much more than a culinary taste sensation, but a walk into a space both steeped in history at the same time pointing the way to the future. In a way, this place is a […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Event Calendar

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto If there is one thing most people have in common, it’s that we all love food. Luckily for us here in Modesto, we have a wide variety of options to choose from! Whether you are looking for a quick meal, or a fancy date night out, Downtown Modesto has something […]

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Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys of rock ‘n roll return to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. 38 Special will be performing Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by The Hawk 104.1 and will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert […]

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Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

The American Red Cross is relocating its current shelter in Patterson to  the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.  This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another storm approaches Stanislaus County. This current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday, […]

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Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Music

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

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A Love Affair With Music

A Love Affair With Music

By Patty Castillo Davis   My Valentine to you is wrapped in the familiar and that is what makes it tasty. Without going backwards and rehashing what we have lost in the way of venues and fresh modes to portray art, I would like to highlight a gem. Small. Precious. The Queen Bean has again […]

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RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot Greasers SC Central California & Tony Trevino’s Barber Shop Present: Rockabilly Riot at Sweet Lu’s on Feb 19th, located at 3014 4th Street Ceres. Headlining is the Legendary Shack Shakers. I remember my first Legendary Shack Shaker show, opening for Reverend Horton Heat in San Francisco. Standing up-front waiting with anticipation for […]

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Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Stage Art

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

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StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo Credit Jeffrey Truong Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling […]

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PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]

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ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the […]

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Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

DesignView Rediscovering a Modesto Mid-Century Modern Design Treasure by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School On a picturesque point overlooking Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt, an effort is underway between the city and citizen volunteers to preserve an iconic 40-foot play sculpture from 1954 that has appeared on album covers and in countless family photos of […]

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Community

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto If there is one thing most people have in common, it’s that we all love food. Luckily for us here in Modesto, we have a wide variety of options to choose from! Whether you are looking for a quick meal, or a fancy date night out, Downtown Modesto has something […]

By February 24, 2017 Read More →
Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys of rock ‘n roll return to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. 38 Special will be performing Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by The Hawk 104.1 and will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →
Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

The American Red Cross is relocating its current shelter in Patterson to  the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.  This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another storm approaches Stanislaus County. This current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday, […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →

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