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Performing View – New Royal Robbins Play

Performing View – New Royal Robbins Play

PerformingView By Chris Murphy The stage lights are beginning to light up again. A new season has been announced for the Gallo Center and they have reported some quick sell-outs. There is a new excitement on our local stages and venues as there are signs that we will change tiers for greater openings. During May, […]

FoodView – Torii Japanese

FoodView – Torii Japanese

FoodView By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano COVID has changed so much in our community when it comes to dining. The entertainment and the restaurant experience were some of the things that were completely upended. These are amazing places of social interaction, that for so many months have been impossible. Here in Modesto, there […]

Big View – Star Wars and the Comics

Big View – Star Wars and the Comics

The BigView By Chris Murphy The Roots of Star Wars, American Graffiti, and the influence of Comic Books. On May 14, 1944, George Lucas was born in Modesto, USA. On May 25, 1977, Star Wars took over the big screen and immediately changed film forever. The Star Wars Adventures of Luke Starkiller Yes friends, this […]

Big View – Star Wars and the Comics

Big View – Star Wars and the Comics

The BigView By Chris Murphy The Roots of Star Wars, American Graffiti, and the influence of Comic Books. On May 14, 1944, George Lucas was born in Modesto, USA. On May 25, 1977, Star Wars took over the big screen and immediately changed film forever. The Star Wars Adventures of Luke Starkiller Yes friends, this […]

BikeView

BikeView

BikeView By Chris Murphy What do these things have in common? 1. Top of the parking garage in downtown Modesto. 2. The top of the Briggsmore overpass. 3.Top of the Memorial Hospital parking garage. Answer, these are the highest points in Modesto where you can ride a bike. Modesto with an average elevation of 89’ […]

Food & Drink

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
Crab n’ Go

Crab n’ Go

Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers for very worthy groups so […]

By February 27, 2021 Read More →
Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food and Drink View: The Patio is the New Star! By Chris Murphy Well, the bars are not open and what do we do?  Yes, I know you want to go bar hopping as much as I do, but we just can’t.   So, how do we enjoy our favorite libations during this time?  Yes, friends, […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Crab and Go

Crab and Go

Crab and Go!Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
Crab Feed

Crab Feed

8th ANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO:               Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT:              Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the Crab Feed is drive-thru or delivery, but […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →

Event Calendar

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for TiersBy Patty Castillo Davis Spring Fever AND Cabin Fever.We haven’t had the opportunity to live life as normal and continue a sense of well-being that comes from a healthy social circle -you, like me, might be ready to run screaming. Health experts say that guessing at a reopening timeline is no easier […]

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Go Modesto: ComedyThe Fun Junkies and Erik Powers are bringing the laughs to the 209 with some of the best local and regional comedians. March 17-19th they are hosting comedy shows at Grains of Virtue in Oakdale, The Boardroom in Downtown Modesto and Corbin Cash Distillery in Atwater. The shows will feature Danielle Arce, Erik Powers, Zach Lord, […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →

Music

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

Unplugged View: Some Like It Hauteby Aaron Rowan I’ve always been a serious foodie, but I enjoy Burger King far more than any respectable foodie ought. Whenever I dine inside, I find their TV almost always tuned to the Food Network channel. I’ll sit and scarf my processed patty while watching their series ‘Chopped,’ the […]

By May 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the HorizonBy Eric Benson Well, things are continuing to improve, and the weather is cooperating for getting back to the business of living and playing live music. We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer. The monthly Blues Crawl returns Sunday, May 23rd […]

By May 1, 2021 Read More →
SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for TiersBy Patty Castillo Davis Spring Fever AND Cabin Fever.We haven’t had the opportunity to live life as normal and continue a sense of well-being that comes from a healthy social circle -you, like me, might be ready to run screaming. Health experts say that guessing at a reopening timeline is no easier […]

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year Out and Out of LockdownBy Eric Benson   We celebrated one year since the world changed with Chris Cain Band out of lockdown and it was smoking. Big shout out to all the Blues family that came out to celebrate Chris Cain Band Sunday, March 21st, record crowd of people moving and […]

By April 2, 2021 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers By Jim Christiansen April showers bring May Flowers and sunny spring days, gardening and Earth Day. Good month for Plein Air painting, activities in the park. Art Skulk Number 2, the daytime version, takes place April 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 224 and 230 Sycamore across from Graceada […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →

Community

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitView: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance By Efren Martinez Now that Spring has sprung I’ve been noticing more cyclists on the road during my own rides. With more people on the road biking, I also have been stopping more often along the way to help a fellow cyclist do some onsite repairs. All too often many […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May LoveBy Monica Barber There are plenty of reasons to love May. It’s the start of summer, flowers are blooming, and you can finally begin entertaining outdoors again without worry again. May ushers in the warmer months with fun holidays and food days, from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day. Ms M is enjoying […]

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

Unplugged View: Some Like It Hauteby Aaron Rowan I’ve always been a serious foodie, but I enjoy Burger King far more than any respectable foodie ought. Whenever I dine inside, I find their TV almost always tuned to the Food Network channel. I’ll sit and scarf my processed patty while watching their series ‘Chopped,’ the […]

By May 2, 2021 Read More →

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