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Wind Blows Kearney to the State page 18

Where Were You in ‘62? page 9

Local Assasins on a Warpath page 23

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APRIL 29 The Nuts Opening Day April 5th!

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April 14 & 15 / Oakdale Rodeo – Oakdale Rodeo Grounds

April 27 / Fabulous Dorsey Brothers – Gallo Center

April 13-15 / Mama Mia – Gallo Center

April 12 / Matt Kearney – State Theatre

April 28 / Purple Haze – Tribute to Jimi Hendrix – State Theatre

April 28 / Love Modesto – Community Service Day

April 21 / Tom Petty Tribute – Fat Cat Music House

April 29 / Future Rock Fest – State Theatre

April 21 / Modesto Garden Club Tour – All Over Modesto

April 6 / Off the Air – Travis Vick CD Release – Deva Café

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EDITOR’S VIEW

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PUBLISHER’S INFO PUBLISHER

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com

Jim Christiansen Eric Benson Mike Vanek Kaye Osborn Jennifer Alsup Kate Serpa Efren Martinez Shasta Boss Javier Lopez Abbey Murphy Dana Jonson Jill Ferris Tara Tinsley Debi Campbell Michelle Diemer

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Greetings Modesto Fans!

DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART

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Chris and Becky at the Modesto Chamber 100th Celebration, see page 19

ModestoView is declaring April 2012 as Modesto civic pride month! We hear

all the time about the national news that makes us look bad, but in reality, we have so much to be proud of and so much to celebrate. A strong commitment to history makes a city strong. An awareness about what makes us unique and different creates a sense of pride that makes people want to get involved and make a difference. We are all looking for the authenticity that makes Modesto USA “A Classic American City”

Over the last few months, we have celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Arch, the Chamber of Commerce our library system and a really cool architectural tour. The City of Modesto is embracing the spirit of American Graffiti with the new Historic Cruise Route that will be in place this year for Graffiti Summer. George Lucas is even excited about what is happening as he made special videos for the Chamber 100th celebration and a special look back at Modesto for the Cruise Route project. www.modestocruiseroute.com It is time and we are ready. We have a rich and talented music scene. Take time to go to one of our clubs, restaurants or theaters and check out a local band and buy their music. Youwill be amazed. If you haven’t been downtown lately, go this month and check out the farmers markets, music in the plaza and our local restaurants. Modesto is flat, so ride your bike on the Virginia Corridor or Mensinger trail and stop off at a café or coffee shop and soak up the local scene andmeet a bunch of new friends. When you shop, shop at a locally owned store so that your money stays here and makes us all more financially strong and builds our local economy. It is time to look around and see all of the good and look at the things that we will be remembering at the end of our next 100 years. What will be in the 2112 (Rush anyone?) painting? It is up to us! Celebrate the good. Explore the interesting. Listen to the talent. Taste our local cuisine and tell the world how great we can be. You have already started by reading ModestoView Magazine and following us on line. With ModestoView, you will get the positive Modesto message 24 hours a day 7 days a week in print, video, song and 140 character messages. Thanks for reading, thanks for advertising and thanks for making a positive Modesto part of your day. Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher- ModestoView Chrism@modestoview.com

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©2012 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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Production Director Todd Arronson and photographer Nick Giron spent time with the MJC Pirates after they played American River on March 24th. Coach Chris Rodriguez (left), Les Northcut (center) and Julien Castaneda (right) discussed the game and the Pirates chances in the playoffs. While discussing their rival Delta, Nick grabbed this cover shot.


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H G I H TAGE VOL Swing by P. Wexford’s on

any given Thursday night and you will feel a bit of an electric buzz in the air at about 8:45 when the band High Voltage takes the stage in between sets by Johnny and Kelly. The one thing that you will notice about High Voltage right away is that the members of the band are kids. You are looking at the future of Modesto area music. You are looking at the future of Rock ‘n Roll.

High Voltage is made up brothers Matthew and Paul Grattan and Nolan harris of Ripon. Matthew, age 13 handles lead vocals and lead guitar, Paul, age 15 keeps the beat on drums for the trio and Nolan, age 12 adds texture to the group’s sound on bass guitar. According to their official bio, the key to the success of the band is getting along well, having fun and having a love for music. Balance is also a focus with all three boys juggling sports and studies. All three are honor roll students. Support for the band comes from parents of the boys who are always in the mix. With support from his wife Janette, Thomas Grattan promotes the band full time and has even stepped in to fill a empty space on base guitar before Harris joined the group. Harris’ parents Chris and Lisa also work to promote and support the band. This is a recent Q&A with the band that was done via email-

GO MODESTO! Battle of the Bands

On April 5, you can rock for Project Hope and Invisible Children at Modesto High.   This will be a battle of the bands and some awesome performances.  Go see Jerry Rig Gig, Treeshell, and Television Sky and  Stop Motion Poetry. Show starts at 7 at Modesto High Auditorium.

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MV: What is your favorite part of performing? Paul: It is the crowd, definitely because I love being able to play the music and look over and see the crowd dance, sing along, grooving along etc... When I see the crowd doing that it is a good feeling. Matthew: Performing is having fun and making people happy with our music Nolan: I like seeing the fans cheering and enjoying our music MV: Is this something you really want to do in the future? Paul: Yes ! Once you get into something you love, it would be hard to stop, and I don’t plan on stopping Matthew: Yes! I hope we can do this for a long long time. Nolan: Yes, especially if we can make money doing this. (If not I’d try to become a professional athlete.) MV: What has been one really special moment for you? Maybe there is a special place that you have played? Paul: My special moment was overcoming my fear of playing in front of an audience, learning tough songs, and now it is no problem at all. I can’t wait to get in front of larger crowds! Matthew: My special moment was when people started asking me for my autograph, and that happens weekly at P. Wexfords which has been a wonderful place to play. We have played every Thursday there for over a year now. Nolan: My favorite moment was when we got our first pay check for a private party show. I kept a photo copy of it.

MV: What do you think of the support that you have received from local fans and local artists like Neil Buettner, and Johnny & Kelly? Paul: The feedback from fans is just extraordinary. We have been able to jam with these musicians, and be taught & coached, and even chill with these talented bands and musicians is quite awesome. Love every moment of it, and will always continue to do so. Matthew: The support from fans at P. Wexfords, other venues, and recently Shamrockd, has been great. Working with these musicians is an honor, and they are legends here in the Modesto area, and it is a privledge to be working with them. Nolan: The fans support has been great. The support we get from the local musicians keeps us playing and having fun. Catch High Voltage live on April 29 at the State Theater. They will be playing along side of MAMA award winners Kid Charlemange, a Steely Dan tribute band that features Johhny Valdes (who will also perform on his own) and Kelly Ramirez, Hari Kari, Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington, Dave Hawkes of Donny & The Wayrads and more. Follow High Voltage on Facebook for further details at http://tinyurl.com/ highvoltage209


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pril showers us with an abundance of visual arts events and displays of all types. The month opens with the Modesto Art Museum sponsored World Mini-Art Show opening April 3 at McHenry Museum. Images in this international mail in show, limited to 6 inches square two-dimension art. If you like your art stitched, the Fiber Arts show at Mistlin Gallery features works in fabrics, with more than 20 depictions of front doorways of Modesto’s older neighborhoods. The show runs through April 25 and is a collaboration of Central California Art Association with Country Crossroads Quilters. The end of the month hiatus involves receiving, final judging and hanging for the 59th annual Spring Show, with the Opening Gala, May 5. Tickets are already on sale at $20. The Chartreuse Muse can give you a lesson in persistence with “365 cups. “ Tammy Schoppet took up the challenge of throwM

ing one cup every day in 2011. She documented the throwing, glazing and firing of each piece; that went up on You Tube via her blog and put a condensed video together, continuously playing at the Muse. Tammy is showing ALL the cups, accidents and all. Not all pieces can be a masterpiece. The Muse is also home to a Tuesday night life-drawing group, in the rarely seen by the public, upstairs studio. That studio will be open to those attending the Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour, April 14 and 15, with three regular artists on display. You can get your maps at the Muse, Mistlin Gallery, the Turlock and Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Modesto and Oakdale Chambers of Commerce, and at the April 12 Preview show at Gallo Center, in the lobby 10 am to 7 pm.

73 artists invite the public to visit them at over 38 studios around the county, over the April 14/15 weekend. Map booklets cost $10 and serve as admission to the studios, and entry into a drawing for five original art works purchased from a juried pool of participating artists. This event is an initiative of the Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Regional Round Table, and proceeds go back into the production of the event for 2012, and the future. For online purchase of maps call 209 222 TOUR, or http://stanislausaos.wordpress.com That weekend also includes the annual Western Art show at Bonsack Gallery Oakdale, with 30 featured artists. The 8th Annual Patterson Art and Wine Gala, benefits Patterson Repertory Theatre, at $25 a ticket, held 6 to 10 pm at the Hammon’s Senior

Center. April 19 is this month’s Third Thursday Art Walk. New Art Walk venues not previously noted are Paper Planes Tattoo and Gallery, Fleur de Lis, Mocha Magic, Stanislaus County Library, C’est Joli and Salon Vanity. Get the new map. JamesPrigoff, co-author of the 1987 book, “Spray Can Art” will lecture on aerosol art at the State Theatre, 6 to 9 pm, Wednesday April 4. Prigoff has documented urban art forms since the 1960s. Lecture is $5. Final Sale sad note, April 30 is the last scheduled day of business for local art supplies and class fixture Artel Art Center.

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etry tradition, draws to a close this April after welcoming countless poets to the mic during its tenure. Slam founder and organizer, Sam Pierstorff, sat down with Modesto View to reminisce over SLaM on RyE’s storied history and talk about his next steps in the poetry world. Pierstorff ’s decision to end the slam came as a big surprise to many supporters. His reasons for doing so, though, make perfect sense: he wants to spend more time with his family. “Anybody who has ever run an event knows that the setup before the show takes hours and hours of work,” Pierstorff said. “From promoting the show to booking talent to dealing with last-minute situations, there’s an incredible amount of work for the run up to the show.” Though SLaM on RyE demanded a lot his time over the past decade, Pierstorff lights up as he talks about what the venue did for local poets. “The best part, by far, is watching intimidated new poets step to the mic

SLaM on RyE and then just blossom month after month.” He recounts numerous poets that found their voice at SLaM on RyE: The Saint, Jaelinda Mills, Tawny Holt and Elizabeth Sousa. Since the irinitial performances at SLaM on RyE, they’ve grown into incredible forces in our community that never want to stop writing and performing. Pierstorff has no plans to drop off the local arts scene entirely. He will still host the sell-out Ill List every December at the State Theatre and is under contract to write a biography for a well-known local. He emphasizes that the poetry scene in

Modesto is thriving even without the Slam. “As I look around at the artistic landscape of Modesto, I know you are in good hands,” Pierstorff wrote in a farewell note on Facebook. “There is a good deal of poetry and art that remains here despite the small void that SLaM on RyE will leave behind.” This month will usher in SLaM on RyE’s final show in its decade-long run at Prospect Theater Wed., April 18th at 7:30. Let’s pack the house one last time as a thank you to Pierstorff for sharing so much of his time and talent over the last ten years to give poetry a long-lasting home in Modesto.

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can count the number of times I’ve done karaoke on exactly three fingers. You had best be getting me relatively intoxicated (top shelf, naturally) and I better be trying to be a really, really fun date if you’re able to get me in front of a mike and teleprompter to grace you with my rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walking.” It’s not that I’m tone-deaf you see, it’s that I’m so damn good I wouldn’t want to upstage everyone else in the bar with the vocal talent years of metal bands, shower practice, and smoking have bestowed upon me. It’s for the greater good that I keep this amazing talent in check. Feel free to thank me, you know, whenever. As far as I’m concerned, one of the landmark places in Modesto to get out any pent-up vocal feelings you may need go get out is Ridgway’s; and if you’ve never been to/heard of Ridgway’s, I suspect you haven’t been in Modesto very long. Ridgway’s has been open for approximately forever (around 30 years) under owner, Roy Ridgway (who recently got hitched), and is open 24 hours. That’s right people. After you get comfortably sloshed on your Ridgway’s premium-selection of well liquors and belt out too many Boston songs, you need only go a swinging-door away to awesome diner food. That is a beautiful setup. And it should also be noted that Ridgway’s daily Happy Hour is more of a time block as it lasts from 6 am-7 pm. I feel like that might be some sort of drinking challenge…. I was lucky enough to speak with TWO lovely bartenders for the article, Lucinda Hood and Shellee Nelson, the day and night bartenders respectively. Both have been slinging liquor at Ridgway’s for 11+ years each and, along with being charming individuals, they can both serve up some

pretty fantastic shots. That Mind-Eraser Shellee whipped up for me was quite the personality drink, if I do say so myself. So what is it about Ridgway’s? “The loungelike atmosphere and the fact I know every customer’s name in here. We have a devoted string of customers, people don’t bounce around from bar to bar here,” says Lucinda. Shellee says: “Everyone who works here loves working at Ridgway’s; we’ve all been here forever. Everyone is welcome and everyone has fun. We have lots of Ridgway’s love, lots of marriages have came out of here.” Nothing like barroom love, people. As if Lucinda and Shellee weren’t enough, Ridgway’s also offers a variety of television activities, such as: the Sunday NFL Ticket on the big screen, a variety of sporting events, Buzztime Trivia, interactive poker games, and Keno/Hot Spot. In case you didn’t notice, these activities can be perfectly paired with alcohol. Now don’t forget, karaoke is happening at Ridgway’s 7-nights a week from 9pm – 1am (1:30 on the weekends) and the fully stocked bar is always able to provide you with all the liquid-courage libations you may need as prep to get out that Marvin Gaye. Be sure to come out to karaoke for all the drinking and the fun. Be sure to say hi. I’ll be in the corner of the bar, not singing. You’re welcome. 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto, CA 209.576.1587 ridgwaysmodesto.com


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t is the 50th Anniversary of one of the most famous graduating classes in the world. To celebrate our American Graffiti heritage, the Historic Modesto Cruise Route is coming to downtown Modesto. The streets of 10th and 11th that were immortalized by George Lucas will be home to a new historical tourist attraction with 25 historical markers. Do you have a cruise story to tell? Do you have old pictures? Any memorabilia? Call us and tell us! Email us atinfo@modestoview.com or call 209-5341704. Last month, we met the Faro’s, the legendary car club that was called the Pharaohs in the movie. See ModestoView’s exclusive interview with the founder of the Faro’s, Dennis Billington at www.modestoview. com Your story may be next!

For a fun day in the sun, head to Graceada Park on April 21st and experience Modesto’s 23rd annual Earth Day in the Park. Break out your favorite tie dye shirt and

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here. Flowers are blooming, the sidewalks downtown are lined with people shopping and eating, parks are filled with happy families and event planners are announcing plenty of ways for us to keep busy in the sunshine. April should be a pretty awesome month in Modesto. There is no reason for anyone to stay at home. Many of the events that I have looked into are either free or low-cost and most are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Head out to the ballpark on April 5th to watch the Nuts return to the diamond at John Thurman Field and spend lazy Saturday mornings buying locally-grown fruits and vegetables and listening to local tunes at the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market. The market starts on April 7th on 16th

relax to the sound of live local music, create some groovy crafts and eat some great eats prepared by local chefs. This is always a good time. We are very happy to see that our calendar of events is growing every month and that people seem to be finding what we do to be useful. We will continue making improvements and changes that you want to see as long as you keep tuning in. We have been experimenting with producing short video clips and we have some plans to tweak our web site a bit soon. Contact us via Facebook or Twitter to offer suggestions. Let us know what we can do for you.

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Street between H and I Streets. Foodies will have lots to munch on and drink at the Annual Beer, Wine and Gourmet Food Celebration that will fill the MJC gymnasium on East Campus on April 14th. One of my favorite events, Music in the Plaza also starts this month at the 10th Street Plaza. A night of music and an ice cream cone won’t cost you much more than time and it will be time well spent. Don’t miss the Poor House Millionaires featuring Big Earl Matthews on April 20th or Nick Shattell on April 27th. Both of these acts always put on a great show that appeals to audiences of all ages. Music fans can also rock out to the sounds of Flying Blind at The Fat Cat on April 14th, take in a Tom Petty tribute show at the same venue on April 21st and dance in their seats to the sounds of Big Band Blast that will bring the world-famous Jimmy Dorsey orchestra to the Gallo Center for the Arts on April 27th.

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From gourmet bar food to Spanish tapas owner/ executive Chef Tye Rhone Bauer is on the tasty edge of Modesto. Literally on the backside edge in McHenry Village you will find Bauer’s 66 ½ Restaurant connected to Vieira’s Lounge. Chef Tye, at the relaxed age of 38, opened Bauer’s 66 ½ in Nov. 2009. He grew up in San Lorenzo, CA in a family of seven, being the baby of the bunch. Both of his parents did the cooking at home, so when birthdays rolled, around they didn’t have parties but they got to choose a restaurant for their celebration. Chef Tye and his girlfriend Niccol are the proud parents of 9-month-old Ellie Rose. Tye told me he speaks his own language dubbed “Tye-Rhone-Ese” defined as scatter talk in the kitchen when they are super busy, just ask him! When Chef Tye relaxes it might be with an Albarino or Rioja Spanish wine, very nice. “Diners are guaranteed to get something they have never eaten before!” says Chef Tye. He and head chef Heidi oversee the menu and the ever changing specials that include Alcatra- Portuguese Braised Beef, Paella, 4 different sliders are amongst the numerous choices. Mmmm, 100% organic grass fed rib eye filets, too! Themenu also features vegan and gluten free selections. On Wednesdays see Bauer’s Board; you will find great deals like $2 slider, $2 taco, & $2 fries. I went for the ultra quad sliders as they came highly recommended from our

very own Sr. Editor, Ruben Porras. It was an excellent choice that was accompanied by Chef Tye’s French fries made with his original rub recipe! Yep! Dana~licious was licking her lips! Bauer’s 66 ½ is only for patrons 21 years and older even though they do not sell alcohol due to the type of liquor license that governs the shared space of the adjacent Vieira’s Lounge, where can easily purchase an alcoholic beverage. You can also bring in your own wine for an $8 corkage fee. Make a note that Bauer’s is open 3 late nights each week until 3-4am especially for those who work standard restaurant hours or party people looking to get some great grub on! To go food and full service catering is also available. Every 2nd Sunday (excluding holidays) of the month Chef Tye hosts a brunch that all ages can attend located at Bella Vagos Salon, 521 McHenry in Modesto, co hosted by Pure209. So without applying any pressure whatsoever, I asked Chef Tye the signature question: Beatles or Stones: “STONES! Beatles are not in my playlist at all!” I do believe we just shared another high point in the interview! 1700 Mc Henry Ave. Ste 66 1Ž2 Modesto, CA 95350 (209)985-1199 Hours: Wed: 6pm-10 pm Thurs: 6pm-3am Fri: 6pm-4am Sat: 6pm-4am (21 and older)

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Incredible Talent! By Kaye Osborn

Our valley has incredible talent. I hope

you were able to attend some of our local high school spring productions. There is nothing better than live theater! The performers give 100%! Drama builds confidence, friendships, and memories. Have you ever considered auditioning or volunteering to help back stage or set design? Give it a try. You may catch “the Drama bug”. It’s a great way to give back to your community. If you are interested, just let me know. I just finished directing Lakewood Youth Theater’s musical When the West Was Wild. Every show was different. Every show received a standing ovation. It was thrilling! Still singing the songs! The talented students sang and danced their way into the hearts of the appreciative audience. The final song of every Lakewood musical

ends with the cast singing and signing! Pure magic! Come join me at the centennial birthday celebration of the McHenry Museum’s on April 29 from 2-4 PM. The McHenry Library opened on April 29, 1912. Special guests include the grandson of Oramil McHenry: Dr. McHenry and his wife. For more information about purchasing tickets, contact the McHenry Museum at 5775235.

April theatrical offerings: Gallo Center for the Arts \Momma Mia April 13,14,15 \Tickets $39-$109 The Boy Who Cried Bully April 25 7PM Based on the classic Aesop’s fable. Grades K-5 Tickets $8-$15

Jack and the Beanstalk April 29 2PM, 4PM Grades K-5 Tickets $8-$15 Disney’s Cinderella kids - April 27th 7pm, 28th 2pm and 7pm, 29th 2pm at Turlock Community Theatre - general admission $8 Open Auditions for teens 13-18 for Sweeney Todd. May 1st and 3rd at 6pm - Turlock Community Theatre. Prepare 1 minute of song of choice, a capella or background track acceptable. Rock like it’s 1986 when Gregori High presents the musical “The Wedding Singer” in the school cafeteria April 26th @ 7:30; April 27th @ 2:00 and 7:30; and April 28th at 7:30. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students, and may be purchased in the Gregori student body office or reserved by emailing maxon.n@monet.k12.ca.us

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Burnside Body Shop By Todd Aaronson Put together a man’s love for classic cars

who grew up tinkering in his dad’s garage and some good business sense and you end up with Burnside Body Shop. Brent Burnside turned his passion for cars into one of the region’s finest and most successful auto body shops. His inspiration to do body work started all the way back in his high school days after a few fender benders in his parents cars. Being the industrious type, Brent repaired the cars himself. And, after working at The Body Shop back in the 1980’s he decided to purchase the business and with his wife, Stephanie, changed the name to Burnside Auto Body in 2002 and the rest was history. The Burnside’s have made customer satisfaction the foundation for their success. “We want our customers too feel comfortable leaving their keys on the counter and trusting us to help handle a claim with them. Our staff has the dedication to put every car back together to pre-accident

condition or better” says Brent. This is what sets Burnside apart from their competition. The quality that customers experience is based on how the Burnsides treat their staff. When asked what he loves most about Burnside, Brent heartily replied “the Team! From the front office staff to shop technicians—all of them do an amazing job!” After 22 years in the business Burnside Auto Body has developed a great reputation and a deep commitment to the community. You will find their logo and smiling faces at events all around the county as they support worthy causes. Modesto is home to Brent and Stephanie and they value the relationships they have developed with customers over the years. “We wouldn’t change a thing,” Stephanie said, “we’re involved with our kids schools, coaching, sponsorships and events like the Graffiti Summer Car Show. Modesto is as much a part of Burnside Auto Body as we are!”

The difference between Graffiti and Tagging Modesto USA has a special situation. Graffiti means two things in our city. Graffiti and tagging are two totally different things. Are you with me on this? Here is how it needs to work for Modesto; Graffiti needs to be a good thing, and it needs to reference all things American Graffiti, classic cars, the Historic Cruise Route and our Graffiti Summer celebrations. Now that we have that settled, we need to deal with tagging, and the other form of graffiti. Graffiti is often considered a form of art expression. Tagging is ‘marking’ territory and is often illegible lettering. The reason it is important to help everyone understand the difference is that ‘taggers’ are marking their

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territory with the illegible writing. The best way to combat that is to just paint over the writing quickly. The taggers are not taking time to create a work of art, rather, they are just marking boundaries like a dog on a leash. The quicker you make it disappear, the more discouraged the taggers become. Sure they may keep coming back but after a while but they get discouraged since they take little pride in their work (it is NOT art). Graffiti artists are just that—artists with a penchant for being malicious at times since they create their art on walls without permission. So, if you have a blank wall you may want a graffiti artist to help decorate it before it gets tagged!


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Love Modesto began as an answer to the

much-asked question, “Why is Modesto rated so poorly by out-siders?” Back in 2007, Jeff Pishney, a pastor at Big Valley Church, came to the conclusion that Modestans needed to feel a renewed sense of pride in their community. With the common goal of giving back to the place where we live, volunteerism can bring the community together in a way no other event can. Young and old, strong & fragile, white collar and blue collar, but all Modestans, taking out just a few hours from our busy schedules to contribute to something that brings life and hope back to our community. That’s all that being a part of Love Modesto entails; from 9am-12:30pm on a Saturday in the Spring and in the Fall.

The goal Love Modesto is to show love through labor, encouragement, or education to the desolate, homeless, disadvantaged, elderly, & disabled. Love Modesto has teamed up with other non-profits like Delta Blood Bank and Habit for Humanity to offer over 60 projects in 5 different categories available for you to participate in on April 28th. The concept has had such an impact that over 25 other cities in our region are also having a Love day in April, and an anticipated 40 cities in the fall. So if you live in Ceres, you should participate in Love Ceres! To see all other participating cities, get more information about projects, and to sign up, go to the website: www. lovemodesto.com The only type of fundraising Love Modes-

to does is the sale of their white T-shirts as most of their support comes from the Reach Department of Big Valley. All they want is for you to VOLUNTEER in a project on April 28th! One of the hopeful byproducts of giving back to your community is that you will meet new people, be aware of on-going needs, and feel a sense of belonging and pride in our city of Modesto! Like Ghandi’s famous quote “Be the change you want to see…” in Modesto! Thank you Jeff for getting this program off the ground and facilitating its growth!

SAVE THE DATE! 2012 Oakdale Rodeo Sat April 14 Sun April 15

Celtic Concert Prepare for the Highland Games at the Celtic Concert Modesto Center Plaza Friday April 8th, 7:00-11:00pm

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Parade: 9:00am Saturday Dance: 8:00 pm Saturday Tickets and info at www.oakdalerodeo.com

Featuring Black Irish Band, Avalon Rising, Ripon Police & Fire Pipe Cooking with Turf and Kathleen Fuller

Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at door Tickets – 529.9430/Al 622.0740

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May 19 our community will host Lemonade Day. An amazing entrepreneur and caring adult guide will assist you and your children as they learn all the fundamentals of starting and maintaining a business. Help them start their own business – a lemonade stand.

Go to www.modesto.lemonadeday.org and register your child (pre-k thru 12) for Lemonade Day today! Visit www.modesto.lemonadeday. org or e-mail Tammie Webb at modesto@lemonadeday.org for more info.

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Jill’s Playlist by Jill Ferris Hello everyone!! It’s spring time now and in the Modesto music scene that must be a good time for new, talented artists!! All the musicians featured in the play list are ones to watch, I am sure they have a bright future here in our great little music scene.

Word of Man - Progressive Rock - Just Friends What a talented group! One of those bands that you could easily hear on mainstream radio but lucky for us they are right here in our town. Check them out while you have the chance people, you won’t be disappointed! http://www.reverbnation.com/wordofman

This girl can sing!! First time I saw her was at a promoter meeting at Fat Cat and she gets up there with out a second thought and blows everyone away! That is not an easy feat getting up in front of just musicians and promoters but she did it and was the talk of the meeting. She definitely has a bright future around here, I strongly suggest going to a show and seeing for yourself the talent this girl possesses. http://www.reverbnation.com/candicelamb

Muir - Alt/ Pop Rock - Sterile These musicians are no newbies to the Modesto scene but this brand new band (had their first show March 30th) is definitely a breath of fresh air!! Take a listen to them on Facebook and check out their next show! www.facebook.com/pages/ MUIR/146160045472141

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Check out the Weekly Issue shows at the Copper Rhino every Friday. Jill Ferris One More Night Music Group facebook.com/jillferrisbooking

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Singer songwriters are amazing people By Matty Comer

and we have so many talented folks writing and performing and our community needs to know more about them. I thought that I would start by giving a simple mission statement for what the Acoustic Rock Society represents and what exactly we are trying to accomplish. We are a group of high profile musicians who have banded together to try to give back to our own community. Also, we are striving to put the best FREE SHOWS possible through our music scene each month. This month we are involved with two shows locally, one in Turlock atAl’s Billiards, and the other our first show of the season back at The Queen Bean.  You can help by supporting the venues that host live music and by purchasing the music these people make.   Saturday - April 7 – 8 pm – Free Show – All Ages Al’s -  128 Center St. Turlock The Dustbowl Children,   Dwayne Henry,  

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Saturday April 28th - 6 pm – All Ages The Queen Bean 1126 14th St. Modesto Joe Barretta, Dave Hanley, Chris Doud, Patty Castillo, Walnut Road Free admission with a simple purchase of a coffee, etc. We encourage you all to bring your family out to this event. If you have not been to the Queen Bean, you will love the great outdoor atmosphere!    April Artist of the Month: Dave Hanley grew up among the open orchards of the Central Valley in California,becoming a self-taught musician at an early age and creating a place for himself in the local music scene. His first solo album, Gift horse, was released

in 2005, and in 2009 he won the Modesto Area Music Awards for BestAmericana music. Hanley has also played with a number of California bands, most notably the Puffin Billies of Oakdale, CA (1999 - 2002), Panhandle of Modesto, CA (2006 - 2007), and the Earl Brothers of San Francisco, CA (2008 - 2009). Currently, Dave Hanley lives in Modesto, CA with his wife and children. He continues to perform and write music for a new album due for release late 2012.


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The Earliest Styles of Rock~n~Roll By Jennifer Allsup Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles

of Rock~n~Roll,dating back to the early 1950’s. The term “Rockabilly” stems from “rock~n~roll” and “hillbilly” to the latter reference of country! Rockabilly included “boogie woogie” a piano based blues which was popular in the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s, even with a little gospel mix. “Western Swing” a subset of country music, which started around the late 1920’s with Western string-bands, often up tempo beat and of course a mix of Rhythm and Blues, a rocking jazz with a heavy insistent beat. The slappin’ bass of our own Maddux Brothers and Rose helped create the toe tappin’ high energy sound that made Rockabilly special.

Some of these Rockabilly great might send a familiar ring to your ears: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Wanda Jackson. Here are a few you might not recognize Gene Summers, Tommy “Sleepy” LeBeef. All great in my book as I am sure yours as well and you should check them out. Their influence is still felt today. In November of 1956 the first record to contain the word “rockabilly” in its song title was called “Rock a Billy Gal” by Merle Allen and then in 1957 by Hayden Thomson In 1997 the Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established. This year will be there fifteenth anniversary. With over five thousand artists photos and memorabilia. I suggest you look it up and check it all you Kats and Kittens! See what you really have been missing!

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world at your feet, and playing venues every night of the week in different cities over the world? Well then you’re ready for my guide to ‘Touring for the Independent Musician’. It’s a lot of work to put on a well-planned, successful tour, even if it’s a short one. But it’s worth the effort because you don’t have to wait around for someone else to do it for you! Plus, you can sit back when it’s all over and say to your band, “Wow, we just did that...ourselves!” Over the next few issues of the Modesto View, I’ll be going over key steps in this process. Step 1 is Research and Planning. Almost every major project needs brainstorming and research. That’s where the bulk of the work is done but it’s not the most fun for artists and musicians. We like to create and play out, not sit at our computer feeling like we’re back in school again. But alas, it’s necessary. When opportunity

isn’t going to be handed to you, you have to hand it to yourself. So get your entire band, friends, family in on the process and start brainstorming and researching where you want to go, which venues and cities would be a good fit for your music and how long you’d want to be gone for. You also have to think about how you’ll get to each city. Are you going to rent a vehicle or take your drummers van and will it make the trip? Figure out pricing for gas, hotels or places you can crash for free, and budgets for food, emergency money, and anything else you can think of. Once you figured out all the info I listed, you should have an idea of where you will go, how long your tour will last i.e. 2 weeks, your budget including all expenses for that time i.e. $2,000 and a list of venues to contact (at least 5) in each city you plan to stop along with travel time in between each city. Step 1 takes the most time but once you get

GO MODESTO! Spring Break Staycations There will be a lot of fun stuff to do here in town around spring break this year. There is still really good snow for skiing at Bear and Dodge.  Spring skiing is a blast!  If you are into music, the Modesto Sound at Gregori High has a music camp where you can learn to write, perform and record your music.  Check this out at modestosound.org  this work out the way, the real fun starts. I’ll take you through step 2 in May’s Issue. Remember to start small especially with your first tour...we like to think big, we all want to be rock stars but make sure your ideas are realistic to the level you are currently on. You can always plan another bigger tour later once you see how this one goes. It’s all a matter of trial and error and if you’re going to make an error, it’s better to make a small one than a big one. And hopefully, with the right amount of planning, you won’t make one at all.

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Since 2005 our local Class A baseball

team has been the Modesto Nuts. And, whether you love or hate the name, it’s better than such odd names as the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Fort Wayne Tin Caps and the Savannah Sand Gnats (nasty bug!). The bottom line, the Modesto Nuts are back for another great season of America’s favorite past-time, Baseball! With over 180,000 fans attending games last year, fireworks at Weekend Games and 14 sellouts you can count on this being a hot ticket all season long. Over the years, our local team has sent 5 players to the MLB Hall of Fame and we’ve seen more than 50 All-Stars play ball right here in Modesto! This year there’s something for everyone at everygame; the promotions scheduled every week are: • Sunday – Play Catch on the field before and after the game presented by Stanislaus County Dept. of Child Support Services. • Monday – Every Monday Matters; bring two gently used items of clothing, books or

unopened canned goods and receive a free ticket to the game! presented by Walmart • Tuesday – Taco Tuesday with tacos for only $1.50 presented by La Peria Tapatia • Wednesday – Wine Down Wednesday; wine by the glass for $2.50 until the 7th inning featuring McManis Family Vineyards • Thursday – Thirsty Thursday with $2 domestic beers and $2.50 wine from 6-8pm • Friday and Saturday – Screamin’ Sky Show that includes fireworks after each game! And don’t forget, that this year kids get to ‘Go Nuts for the Nuts’ and try to win the kid of the game. Oak Valley Community Bank has kindly sponsored this program so the Nuttiest Kid in the Stadium will get a $25 voucher for the Nuts merchandise store! Be sure to take in a game or two this year. Last year the Nuts had an exciting run down the stretch to the playoffs…we’re counting on another great season! For more info, tickets and promotions, check out the Nuts on line at modestonuts.com

MJC Pirates Baseball For over 50 years, MJC Baseball has been

a staple in the local community. Modesto Junior College has been instrumental in providing a place for the local student athlete a place to play for two years and continue playing baseball at four-year institutions or signing a professional contract. Some of the top athletes that have made it to the Major Leagues are; Ray Lankford, Shawn Boskie, Keith Luuloa, and Eric Threets. Modesto Junior College has also sent many of players to all levels of NCAA and NAIA institutions with scholarships. The pride and tradition of the Pirates has

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been passed down from coach to coach, MJC baseball program has had 4 head coaches in its long history, Ralph Johnson, Jerry Streeter, Paul “Bo” Aiello, and current head coach Chris Rodriguez proudly carries on the tradition of excellence. The Pirates are having a great season sitting on the cusp of vying for first place in a very difficult division. There will be six home games at MJC at the field off of Coldwell Ave this month; May 3rd, 7th, 17th, 21st, 24th and 25th. Come on by and support our boys in blue!


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Remember those days on the school play-

ground when you had a chance to kick the giant red rubber ball? Those days are back with Happy Hour Kickball! Even if you were the last kid picked, this game is for you! Here is your chance to show you can

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compete and redeem your schoolyard days. (It’s) Just A Game Events is a Modesto business bringing back the opportunity to “Re-Create” the kid in you by means of “Social Recreation”. What could be more social than adult (21 and over) Kickball!? Happy Hour Kickball will be conducting one day events in Modesto starting with the Kickball Fete’ on Sunday, April 22nd at Enslen Park in Modesto. This one-day event will start off the Happy Hour kick-

ball season. Costumes required! Dress up in beach attire, as an ‘80’s rock star, a super hero, toga, whatever! The cost is minimal as it is a per player charge. You can signup as an individual or as a team. No equipment is necessary (except for maybe a hockey helmet for protection!) Trust me, as this is absolutely hilarious! Even funnier than seeing your reserved co-worker trying to kick a red rubber ball and failing is seeing your reserved co-worker trying to kick a red rubber ball in a Batman outfit and failing! So grab your co-workers, brother-in-law, neighbor, sister, husband, uncle, or whomever and bring a picnic and watch the insanity! For more information log ontowww.JustAGameEvents.com or facebook. com/JustAGameEvents and lets kick this!

Getting Sloshed

by Ruben Porras/ModestoFamous

Sloshball is something that you have

to experience to truly understand. On the third Saturday of every month the Allsup family of Modesto gathers their friends (and anyone else crazy enough) together at Enslen Park for a game of organized chaos. Everyone is invited provided that can come up with $10 to help with supplies and the cost of beer, a wild and ridiculous costume and a sense of adventure. The Allsup’s are sure to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the City of Modesto- They are issued a special use permit that allows alcohol at the park on the day of the event. Participants must be over the age of 21. Count on a fun afternoon of hot dogs, music and locally-brewed beer. Be prepared to dress like a pimp, zombie, super hero, clown or whatever else is mandated for the day. Crazy fun is the focus. Go all out.

The Basics: Urban Dictionary defines sloshball as softball with beer. A keg is used in place of second base. A Few Rules: When runners reach second base, they must finish a cup of beer before moving on to third. However, there is no force out at third base, so an unlimited number of people can be on second base drinking beer. Everyone on the field must be holding a beer at all times. Fielders may not drop their beer in order to make a play on the ball. Important Key Rules: All close plays should result in loud, profanity laced arguments. If the game ends and no one has splashed beer on themselves, the game should be considered a failure. Follow Jennifer Allsup on Facebook for information on upcoming games at https:// www.facebook.com/jennifer.allsup.

The April game is scheduled for the 21st. Join the fun!

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Mat Kearney has ‘Nothing Left to Lose’ MF: What made you finally decide to pursue music? MK: I was studying English and playing soccer in Chico and decided to take a summer road trip to Nashville. I guess you could say that I was just blown by the wind and chasing a dream. I was not in it for the money. I really just wanted to pour my heart into writing songs. I had no idea that Nashville would become home. It has been ten years now! MF: How has the Nashville experience been?

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egon and made his way down to Chico for college before deciding to move to Nashville and pursue a songwriting career. Kearney is celebrated for his unique style and ability to cross genre lines. Catch Kearney live as he takes over the State Theater on April 12. Do yourself a favor and focus on Kearney’s lyrics. He is somehow able to tell stories about topics that many of us have lived through but cannot manage to put into words.

MF: Did you have a dream of becoming a musician as a child? What type of music did you grow up listening to? Are there artists that really inspire you? MK: I grew up in a small town and there wasn’t a whole to to. I would have my mom drop me off at the local record store where I would buy records by artists such as by A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and De La Soul. Hip-Hop really interested me and influenced my love for beat-driven music. As far as lyrics go, Bruce Springsteen has been more of an inspiration to than any other artist. He is able to build a narrative into a song unlike anyone else. I also appreciate Bono of U2 for his ability to create high-quality pop music.

GO MODESTO! Zydeco Dance Party The BluesBox Bayou Band Saturday, April 28 / 7:00p to 11:00p at Eagle’s Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. Dance lesson with “Zydeco Ted” at 7:30PM, Music at 8:30PM. $10. Hot Food and Snack bar all will be available.... Doors Open at 7 PM. All ages welcome. More info: thebluesbox.net

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MK: It is hard not to get inspired in a place like Nashville. The voices of icons like Johnny Cash are everywhere. I did have some trouble in 2010 when Nashville flooded. I woke up one day to five feet of water in my house and my washing machine floating around. There is one main warehouse in Nashville where many touring artists keep their gear and it suffered heavy damage. I lost many of my prized guitars and other equipment but I learned from the experience. The ordeal gave me a chance to reevaluate my life and learn to just roll with things a bit better.

MF: Has there been one particular moment that has really stood out during your career? MK: I had the chance to open up for John Mayer at Madison Square Garden and that was an amazing experience. It was incredible to stand on that stage in front of 25,000 people but it all worked out well. We got a standing ovation that night and that is a big deal because New York is famous for having tough crowds that are hard to impress. MF: Tell me about your pre-show rituals. Do you have any particular food or beverage that must be present and do you do anything special to get ready to take the stage? MK: I like to have a bottle of Pinot from Oregon in my dressing room at every show. It reminds me where I came from and far that I have come. As far rituals go, I will do the running man dance, get a little rowdy and do my best to put everyone in a bombastic mood. I do do this for the fun and I love to have a great time! I really look forward to playing in Modesto. I am familiar with the area.


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At age 64, Kathleen Hackett, a retired

schoolteacher and cancer survivor has found satisfaction in walking as part of her healthy lifestyle journey. She’s been a member at Curves gym since January of 2005 and currently has over 1100 workouts under her belt. Kathleen is an extraordinary woman and a fighter. In 2007 she started The Triumph Fitness Program (offered by Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services) that helped her incorporate weight training twice a week for 10 weeks and from there she gradually transitioned to The Triumph walking group. Since then she’s been a part of every Triumph Walking Group acting as a mentor cancer survivor to those who are new to the Team Challenge program. Team Challenge is a group for runners and walkers, who are not necessarily cancer survi-

vors. In 2009-2010 she trained with Team Challenge for The Modesto Marathon in which she walked the half-marathon in 3:36. Impressive? You bet! As a cancer survivor Kathleen has been going full force since her last chemotherapy in June of 1993. Back then she was diagnosed

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she’s not much of a runner and the NordicTrack Treadmill just wasn’t her thing, but walking is. She enjoys being outside as well as being in the company of others and quite frankly, walking is just easier on her body. But, just for the record Modesto View readers, Kathleen is no slowpoke when it comes to charity runs. She currently holds several placement medals in charity races such as Andrew's Run for the Children, The Cancer Awareness Run and Ride along with several "completion" medals, awarded by The Shadow Chase Running Club that honor cancer survivors for their efforts and achievements. As I said above, Kathleen is an extraordinary woman. Heck! Rumor has it that she can even bust a few dance moves in her Jazzercise classes at Curves. To find out more about what make the Jazzercise Jazz in Kathleen along with an inspirational message to those who are struggling with this horrible disease, cancer, log onto The Modesto View Website “Fit View” for the to be continued.

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Artist Becky Murphy with Chamber CEO, Cecil Russell

Amazing 100 Year ModestoCana

The 100th Anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce, the Modesto Arch and the Modesto Library were all celebrated this and last month.  If you grew up in Modesto, you remember the original library that is now the McHenry Museum (the records were in the basement) and everyone has driven under the famous arch and the history there are so many places and monuments that mean so much to the people of Modesto.  Local artist Becky Murphy captured the essence of Modesto in one amazing painting that just may be one of the best ModestoCana paintings ever.  This painting was presented to the Chamber of Commerce at a gala event at the Gallo Center and will hang in the lobby of the Chamber office.  Prints of this painting will be sold to raise funds for the Stanislaus Art Council. These can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce at 1114 J Street  Modesto, CA95354 (209) 571-6480 You can see a large image of Becky’s painting on ModestoView.com

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lmost every little girl dreams about being a princess. They dream about being very well behaved, happy young ladies with the fanciest clothes to dress up in, the newest hairstyles, nail designs, and of course their very own pink runway. You know, Royalty or Rock Star status. So, shouldn’t we be pampered like them too? Definitely!!! Gemz Salon and Boutique located at 1104 Scenic Drive is a full service salon with a small boutique located right inside. They specialize in Little Misses Pamper Parties that give young ladies the ultimate star treatment. Glamour hairstyles, dress up, sparkle makeup, nail designs, goodie bags, and a runway fashion show are services that Gemz offers with their Little Misses Pamper Parties. Don’t forget your camera for these parties because carousel horses, zebra print, and a bright pink carpet runway will make the cutest birthday memories. Tutus and hair clips for the girls and jewelry and purses for the ladies make convenient and affordable essentials. A small part in the front of the salon has a cute selection of a variety of accessories and clothing. Rockstar toes are a sparkly new nail trend that mixes glitter with gel to create a long lasting polish. Super cute for teens and worth the Rockstar name. An organic spray tan, Organi-tan, is now

being offered at the salon too. It is airbrushed on and made with natural ingredients providing many skin benefits. Check the out online at gemzsalon.com or at 521-GEMZ


JAZZ & BLUES VIEW What’s New with Jazz and Blues?

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By Eric Benson Sad to relay the news that one of our valley’s great musician and friend Alan Keith Yagi has passed at age 52. His Atwater memorial service March 17th was packed with fellow musicians and friends who came to pay their respects. It is a loss personally and musically for all the bands he graced his presence with over the years. Alan was a gentle soul, long time musician and retired middle school teacher. Alan was born and raised in Livingston. At age 14 he recorded a single with fellow musicians Dan Monaghan, Kevin Bron, and Clint McFadden with the band Frostfire. Some of the bands he played with over the years were: Fast Forward, The Kixx, Other Hands, Montage, Donnie & the Wayrad’s, Ultra Lounge, MCW3, The Beatles Project, and The Rhythm Blenders. He played in most clubs in Merced during the mid 80’s to 90’s and also toured the Bay Area, Tahoe, and Vegas. He played piano, keyboards, wind synthesizer, and was notonly a virtuoso musically but a tech wizard with patches, arrangements and wrote original music. He played with artists from groups: Tierra, TOP, Janet Jackson Band, Pat Travers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tubes, Cold Blood, and had worked with Whitney Houston. Influences for performing, composing and arranging were Chick Corea, Art Tatum, Herbie Hancock, Funkadelic, and George Duke. Alan learned sign language, Assyrian, Romanian and hobbies included Martial Arts, sky diving and photography. For an amazing Alan Yagi story, read the extended column at www.modestoview.com Well, on with the business at hand. On the scene: the State Theatre continues to rock the house with great shows. April 14th brings Paula Poundstone and Mr. “it’s kinda hard to tell but I’m still alive & well” Johnny Winter comes through May 18th. One of the last times Ronnie Montrose played in the area before he passed was at the State. It is a great place. Call the

State (209) 527-4697, or check out www. thestate.org for the lowdown on upcoming shows. Get ready for a street party! The Central Valley Music Group & Reg Evans is throwing down the 5th annual Hot Latin Nights, a “Fiesta en La Calle”, May 5th on J Street between 12th & 14th Streets. Headliner is The Low Rider Band with mega platinum hits: Lowrider,Cisco Kid, Slippin into Darkness, and many others. Other slated bands are Latin Essence, the Rockabilly Boys, the Pendletons, Los Diablos, Banda Calibre, and others. Web:www.centralvalleymusicgroup.com. The Barkin’ Dog Grill continues to support live music in an all-age environment. The food is good in a casual setting. The Dog also has a Jazz Jam with David Dow on Thursdays where musicians can sit in and network. The schedule: 4/6:Faux Gitant Gypsy Jazz, 4/7 Ms Lizzie & the Cadillac Kings, 4/10 Monthly poetry reading, 4/11 Drew Rosenblum & friends, 4/13 fun Strummers Ukelele band, 4/14 Big Earl & the Cryin’ Shame, 4/18 2nd Tradition band, 4/19 Art Walk with Jazz jam session, 4/20 Red Dog Ash Blue Grass band, 4/21Mario Flores & friend, 4/27 David Baggett Band, 4/28 Dave & Craig acoustics. More music on the local scene: Deva Café Thursday night Ramble features the house band Poorhouse Millionaires with Big Earl, & Eli Lester on guitar. The Boardroom continues live music 4 nights a week. Tim Allen does his piano and vocal thing with some Elton and Joel covers as well as the standards on Tuesdays. Thursdays feature Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington, Friday’s dynamic duo Johnny & Kelly, and Saturdays rotate with: MCW Band, Strange Brew, The Nines, & Public Domain. And Beth Shalom’s 2012-13 Sunday lineup is out featuring folk to world music. The lineup: Limpopo, Tingstad & Rumbel, Robyn

Heizner Trio, fog Valley Drifters, lovely Mrs. Grace Lieberman & friends, and Incendio, Check out:www.cbsmodesto.org/ concerts. Clarion Hotel & Shooters on Sisk Road have open mike Mondays, Wednesdays with the Creole Jazz Kings, and every third Sunday feature trad-Jazz jammers with host bands. And my favorite R&B Band, the Valley Rhythm Section plays 2 Saturdays a month for dancing featuring the lovely Tanya Sweet on vocals. Our local Modesto Sound has a recording music camp from 4/9-4/13 for ages 13 to

19 for hands on experience with recording, mixing, and mastering with live music. Call 573-0533 for the scoop. And I know I am preaching to the choir but please think globally but support our arts locally. Any co-conspirators or partners in crime want to get in touch I am on Facebook. I also encourage all of you to send me your info and I will send it out on weekly emails and in the Modesto View. Hit me at:mbenson@fire2wire.com, or give me a holler at (209) 918-7033. All the best, Eric Benson.

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Record your own music

by Javier Lopez

1.Don’t go cheap on microphones! Buy a good condenser microphone that you can record both vocals and acoustic instruments. AKG 3000B. If you can’t afford $300 for the 3000B mic, then go with the Rode NT1 or the AKG C2000B (~$200 each). If you are going to be recording high sound pressure levels (e.g., guitar amplifiers), then you can’t beat the Shure SM-57 dynamic mic for about $80. 2. Recording Software: Choose the right program for your budget. Reason , Ableton Live, Pro Tools LE, Sonar Home Studio, Komplete , Sound Forge, Acid Pro Samplitude Music Studio, nTrack and Audio Mulch

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engineer for over 9 years and have many credits to my name on recorded works. Just like many beginners i started with almost nothing. Still, I made it work with a small budget. My first full production studio was a 12 x 12 Sq ft room at 24-hour Guitar in Ceres and was taught by Ruben Garcia to mix and master! Now, I hand down the torch. Now don’t expect to become an expert off theses small tips but this will help you to stop relying on others and record on your own.

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3. Audio Interfaces or Music box. This is what connects your mic inputs and speaker out puts to your computer. Mac isplug n play, with PC you will need to install drivers. Look for FireWire cable boxes not USB. 4. Use multiple monitoring methods Invest in a good set of headphones. You want a pair that is as neutral as possible and that is made for the studio. Headphones made for consumer listening will color the sound, so avoid them. Also, set up a pair of close field monitors. This will allow you to reduce the coloration effects of your studio room. When you mix down or master your songs, listen to the mixes on a wide variety of transducers (your headphones, the close field monitors, your living room stereo, your car stereo, a cheap boombox in mono, etc.). This will allow you to get the best overall mix that works in most situations. Check your mix in mono (not just stereo) to make sure that elements of the mix don’t simply disappear due to cancellation. 5. Don’t skimp on audio cables! If you do, you will forever be chasing phantom noises, crackles, pops and intermittent connections around your studio instead of making and recording music. I have found that the best source of relatively low-cost cables is Gateway Electronics. They are so good you can actually use them for video cables to send composite video from your DVD or VCR to your TV. 6. Should you buy analog recorders or digital recorders? The bottom line is that you can make excellent recordings using

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either format. Analog recorders have more maintenance headaches and tape hiss, but you can find used analog recorders all over for great prices now and many people prefer the “warmer sound” of analog recordings 7. When initially recording your tracks, always print the hottest (loudest) signal possible to the track, but avoid distorting the signal. This will allow you to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio of the signal. You want the signal to be loud enough to mask any noise in the system but you don’t want it to be so loud that the signal distorts or clips. 8. Don’t immediately reach for the EQ knob, and don’t overdo it with the reverb. These are two of the biggest newbie mistakes. Rather than fiddling with EQ, if you don’t like the way something sounds,

try changing the source. If you are micing a guitar for example, try moving the mic around to alternate positions relative to the acoustic guitar (or amp, if it is an electric guitar). Small adjustments can make huge differences in the sound. If you have a synthesizer sound that is dull, try opening up the filter a little or change the synth patch in some other manner to get the effect you want. To add a nice sweetening to your final mix or to add emphasis to a solo instrument without using EQ, try using one of the BBE Sonic Maximizer or Aphex Aural Exciter processors. These are just a few basics to get you started recording your own music. Have fun and experiment and don’t be afraid to ask for help.


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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! By Mike Vanek It’s that time again!! Lets look at bands

that are making an impact in the scene today. First of all our friends Warpath Assassins have hit the studio to record their debut full length EP due out later this summer. Recorded at the well-known “Sound Chamber” this looks like they have captured their epic live sound on record. I’ve heard a few of the tracks and they have a massive sound to them. Look out for a full review when the CD is ready. Another band getting their CD ready is Zombie Death Stench. These scene veterans have been hard at work at their new CD and it should be out really soon. Another CD I was heard recently is that of Hang The Kode. This is a new band from the Modesto area that has been opening a number of

local metal shows lately and we hope the future is bright for this band. Other big things are happening. Death Angel blew up the Fat Cat recently and the people who brought you that show have booked Forbidden! Warbringer is also on the bill if you missed them at Thrashocalypse (and a lot of you did) this is your chance to see them a 2nd time around. Something else we are very excited about is the return of Burial Ground!!! Burial

Ground is one of the first 209 Metal bands with their origins stretching over 20 years. This group of Central Valley legends will make their return April 7th at the Clarion Hotel and this is an All Ages show. Alongside them is fellow 209 Legends DAM playing their heavy set known as Levee. Also on the bill, Warpath Assassins, Beneath The Embers, and Zombie Death Stench. One last thing, if you have a show or CD you would like reviewed in the Metal View hit me up on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/mike.vanek and we will help showcase our local 209 Metal bands. That’s it for me this month, so until next time, keep one foot in the gutter and one fist in the gold!!

209Productions Upcoming Shows 4/07 Burial Ground & More!! at The Clarion Hotel $10 4/13 Decomposition, Aborticide, Blackwoods & More at The Other Place FREE!!

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his is a tough time of the year. We are in the middle of swim season and it is mid semester for quarter grades and we have a ton of homework. Junior year is so hard as everything is so important for college applications and the first IB tests are this year. Plus, it is time to think about Prom. This is when such a fun night with all of our friends and it is always nice to get all dressed up. There are some great local stores to look for prom dresses that really know what we like to wear. Mira’s in downtown Modesto has always been amazing. I have found some really pretty dresses at Bianca’s in McHenry Village and Elegant Bride too. Of course, you can always put something really awesome together. I love thrifty stores and there are some incredible vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s you can find. No matter what, just enjoy your time in school and your friends. Mira Bridal 1201 J Street Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 338-9333 Bianca’s 1700 McHenry Ave #36 Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 575-5902 Elegant Bride 1230 H Street Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 579-7017

By Abbey Murphy

April 21 at the Fat Cat

A special shout out to all of my fellow girl scouts for the super fun time at Putting on the Hits

All Ages editor Abbey Murphy with Cap Damrell

Doug Petty and the Chartbreakers Joe Barretta Band Autumn Garden Third Party Shaylin Nichole & Nathan Ignacio

GO MODESTO! Big props to the girl scouts that worked the Modesto Marathon.

GO MODESTO! Farmers Market Opens!

It is Farmers Market Season! April 7 is opening day for the tastiest of treats in our region.  There will be chef demonstrations, a phethora of fresh produce, music, and fun for the whole family.  Every Saturday in Modesto should begin with the Modesto Farmers Market on 16th St,

All Ages Music

There are more and more places to hear local bands for all ages! Queen Bean is always a good spot, and now there is Village Baking Company and Material Grill out on Sisk Road.   The St. Clair Theatre is all ages too and has music showcases on some Wednesdays.    There are some really good shows coming this month. 

Queen Bean Schedule

• Mia - Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 7:00p • Candace Lamb - Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7:00pm • Acoustic Rock Society - Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:00pm • Open Mic every Sunday 6:30PM

Village Baking

Has music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday Morning

Material Grill Has live music every Friday night and P. Wexford’s is all ages too.

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Put A Spring Into Our Step By Debra Campbell

We may not be a Spring Chicken but

we can put a Spring into our Step. Let’s Spring into Action this month and start an exercise program. From walking to a dance club let’s use the First Sign of Spring and get going. In March my family went to the Forever Young Dance Club at the Modesto Senior Center. The dance was for all ages from 22 to 92. “Rock’n Country� was playing, everyone’s favorite songs, and some couples never missed a beat. Hope Springs Eternal so talk to Shannon, Coordinator of MSCC and Spring Forward and check out all they have to offer. For a calendar contact Shannon and she will meet with you and guide you into your Spring Training (or how about just a few classes you would enjoy) from Zumba Gold, Yoga and even Tai Chi.

Not a joiner? Then let’s get to walking. It’s Spring Fever, the weather will be warming up soon, and making the whole world bloom. Walking is a simple and safe exercise that’s good for your heart and a stress reliever. Best of all, you can do it anywhere, anytime. Spring Out, grab your spouse or friend and start walking. We also have a local program, Club Fit, Spring is in the Air and members are welcome to walk inside the Vintage Faire Mall starting 6 a.m. daily, enter Door #30 (located near JC Penney). Join them for great health information and wonderful breakfast April 11 (8am-10am) call the Vintage Faire office at 209-5273403. Let’s Spring to Life and give a gift to yourself - health, walking, & friendship!

Debra Campbell Care Connections - Caring for our Senior Community

An Administrator for 25 years and then started Care Connections a health information company, teaching the public how to protect your loved ones in health care settings. Research supports that family involvement during a nursing home stay can help ensure that the facility provides quality care. Join me for a FREE program on April 24th at 6pm. Call 209 541-6055 or email debicareconnect@aol.com Presented by Care Connections and the Law Office of David Jamieson Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareConnectionsDebraCampbell

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April 1 Sips Bistro Gallo Center for the arts Midway Lounge Nino’s Place Speakeasy Ridgeway’s Lounge Village Bakery Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Davis High Little Theatre McHenry Museum April 2 State Theatre Clarion Shooters The Boardroom Riverbank Library The Chartreuse Muse State Theatre Ridgeway’s Lounge 10th St Plaza Camp 4 The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library McHenry Museum April 3 State Theatre The Chartreuse Muse Central West Ballet Mistlin Gallery Chartreuse Muse Riverbank Library State Theatre White Elephant Lounge Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Japanese Restaurant Waterford Library Modesto Library Clarion Shooters Oakdale Library Ts Cocktails The Other Place The Boardroom Speakeasy The Other Place McHenry Museum April 4 The Chartreuse Muse 5 Points-McHenry and J St Central West Ballet Turlock Library Mistlin Gallery Clarion Shooters The Boardroom The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library The Other Place State Theatre State Theatre Copper Rhino Speakeasy Midway Lounge Tiki Ridgeway’s Lounge The Chartreuse Muse P Wexford’s Modesto Libray The Chartreuse Muse McHenry Museum April 5 Ceres Library Azucar Latin Grill Central West Ballet Mistlin Gallery Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill Copper Rhino

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Gospel Mission Exodus Dorm Open House Handling Clay Classes Hugo Johnny & Kelly Pint Night Karaoke Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Karaoke w/ Brad Low Brass Studio Recital Mayor’s book club MJC Freedom Forum Scholarship Dinner Neil and Matt Live Nuts vs SJ Giants Open Jam Night Quentos en Espanol Rachel Renae Ladies Night Salida Story Hour Spring Kick Off Bash Thursday Night Ramble World Mini Art Expo a seperation Anthem Live Anthem-Exp Live BunnyCON 2012 Celebration of Fiber Arts Circus Fridays DJ Big Whyte DJ Hector Moralez DJ Topek/Phlim/Daniel Mendez Element Band Live Faux Gitant Gypsy Jazz Hugo Joe Barretta Tim Allen Live Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King MCW Band Music In the Plaza-Joe Barretta Neil & Matt Live Nuts vs SJ Giants Off The Air - Travis Vick CD Releas Rekay for Life BBQ Rib Cook Off Roach Gigz Live The Nines Live Weekend Dance Party World Mini Art Expo a seperation Anthem-Exp Live April Fools Comedy w/ The Saint Azukar After Party & Bachata Salsa BackPack Pick Up Event Burial Ground, Levee, Zombie Death Stench CBS social hall Celebration of Fiber Arts Centenial birthday party CopWatch Modesto Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Library 100th Party Modesto Certified Farmers Market Ms Lizzie & Cadillac Kings Neil & Matt Live Nuts vs. SJ Giants Penetrators Live Reception and Screening of the power of two Sandy Fields Presents: Comedy Night Steve Kenworthy Celtic Music Strangebrew Live Weekend Dance Party Word Pie - Live Music & Poetry World Mini Art Expo World of Laughs Breakfast at Sips Hugo Karaoke Karaoke Fun Karaoke with Clovis King

Modesto Gospel Mission Chartreuse Muse State Theatre P. Wexford’s Midway Lounge Skewers Clarion Shooters Ridgeway’s Lounge CSUS Recital Hall Riverbank Library MJC West - MSR Learning Center The Boardroom John Thurman Field Nino’s Place Modesto Library Fuzio Salida Library Battered Beaver Deva Cafe McHenry Museum April 6 State Theatre Nino’s Place The Other Place Downtown Modesto Mistlin Gallery Circus Bar & Nightclub Clarion Shooters Aqua Lounge Circus Nightclub Club Max Doubletree Barkin Dog Grill State Theatre Fuzio’s Restaurant The Boardroom Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge The Boardroom 10th St Plaza Speakeasy John Thurman Field Deva Cafe Century 21 Turlock Fat Cat Music House P Wexford’s Crocodile’s Nightclub McHenry Museum April 7 State Theatre O’Malley’s Place Fat Cat Music House Club Azukar John Thurman Field Clarion Conference Center Congregation Beth Shalom Mistlin Gallery Modesto Library Firehouse 51 410 James St. Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Modesto Library Downtown Modesto 16th St Barkin Dog Grill Speakeasy John Thurman Field T’s Cocktails State Theatre Fat Cat Music House P Wexford’s The Boardroom Crocodile’s Nightclub Lightly Used Books - Turlock McHenry Museum Doubletree Club Max April 8 Sips Bistro State Theatre Midway Lounge Nino’s Place Ridgeway’s Lounge


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State Theatre The Chartreuse Muse Ridgeway’s Lounge Camp 4 The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library April 17 The Chartreuse Muse Central West Ballet State Theatre Mistlin Gallery Modesto Library Salida Library Chartreuse Muse White Elephant Lounge Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Japanese Restaurant Waterford Library Modesto Library Clarion Shooters Oakdale Library CSUS Recital Hall Ts Cocktails Oakdale Library The Other Place The Boardroom Speakeasy Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Library April 18 Barkin Dog Grill The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library State Theatre Mistlin Gallery Empire Library Clarion Shooters The Boardroom Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse The Other Place Speakeasy Midway Lounge Tiki Ridgeway’s Lounge The Chartreuse Muse P Wexford’s Modesto Libray CSUS Recital Hall The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts April 19 Modesto Library Azucar Latin Grill Central West Ballet Mistlin Gallery Gallo Center for the Arts Galaxy Theatres Barkin Dog Grill Copper Rhino Fat Cat Music House Modesto Library P. Wexford’s Galaxy Theatre Riverbank Midway Lounge Skewers Clarion Shooters Ridgeway’s Lounge The Boardroom John Thurman Field Nino’s Place Modesto Library Fuzio CSUS Recital Hall Ceres Library Barkin Dog Grill

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420 Festival featuring: DAM Boy Celebration of Fiber Arts Cover The Night Cross the Street Band DJ Big Whyte Element Band Live Faculty Recital Joe Barretta Tim Allen Live Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Keys to Family Communication MCW Band Music in the Plaza-Poor House Millionaires Neil & Matt Live Nuts vs Stockton Ports Red Dog Ash Bluegrass Steel Magnolias Superior Donuts The Glow Party W/Nikolas The Nines Live Weekend Dance Party 3rd annual Robert Danziger Azukar After Party & Bachata Salsa Celebration of Fiber Arts Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King KHOP 2nd Chance Prom Latin Live Music Maniax FootBall vs Sacramento Mario Flores & Friends Modesto Certified Farmers Market Modesto Earth Day in the Park Modesto Garden Club Annual Garden Tour Neil & Matt Live Neil Sedaka NightVeil Live Nino’s Golf Tournament Nuts vs Stockton Ports Oakdale Car Show Pink Floyd Concert Experience Really Really Free Market Rick Barnes Live Steel Magnolias Superior Donuts Tequila Mockingbird Live Tom Petty Tribute Night Weekend Dance Party Barton and Para Boy Breakfast at Sips Karaoke Karaoke Fun Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Music Sundays at the Bakery Nuts vs Stockton Ports Steel Magnolias Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Superior Donuts Big Deal Comedy Open Mic Jay Smith Boardroom Karaoke Dinner and a Movie through the decades Fundamentals of Drawing II & III Karaoke with Clovis King Nick Shattell & Chess Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art & Culture) Steel Magnolias Wiggle Worms Art Adventures Ballet Pilates Book Club Celebration of Fiber Arts Don’t Stop Believing

Deva Cafe April 20 Fat Cat Music House State Theatre Mistlin Gallery Davis Park Nino’s Place Clarion Shooters Club Max Doubletree CSUS Recital Hall Fuzio’s Restaurant The Boardroom Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Community Hospice The Boardroom 10th St Plaza Speakeasy John Thurman Field Barkin Dog Grill West Side Theatre Stage 3 Theater Circus Nightclub P Wexford’s Crocodile’s Nightclub April 21 CSUS Recital Hall Club Azukar Mistlin Gallery Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Clarion Shooters Circus Nightclub Modesto Christian HS Barkin Dog Grill Downtown Modesto 16th St Graceada Park Modesto Gardens around Modesto Speakeasy Gallo Center for the Arts T’s Cocktails Escalon Golf Course John Thurman Field Wood Park Oakdale State Theatre Enslen Park P Wexford’s West Side Theatre Stage 3 Theater Nino’s Place Fat Cat Music House Crocodile’s Nightclub April 22 Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Sips Bistro Midway Lounge Nino’s Place Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Village Bakery John Thurman Field West Side Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Stage 3 Theater April 23 Clarion Shooters The Boardroom Salida Library The Chartreuse Muse Ridgeway’s Lounge Camp 4 The Chartreuse Muse West Side Theatre Modesto Library April 24 The Chartreuse Muse Central West Ballet Riverbank Library Mistlin Gallery Gallo Center for the Arts


301 Fundamentals of Drawing Celebration of Fiber Arts Creole Jazz Kings DJ Jason Gully Family Art Adventures Free Margaritas and Karaoke Hospice caregiver information Intermediate Internet Johnny&Kelly Karaoke Karaoke at Tiki Karaoke w/ Brad Keys to Family Communication Mommy & Me Neil Buettner Live Steel Magnolias Story Time Student recital Studio Art I, II, III The boy who cried bully Azucar Thursdays Ballet Pilates Dave Dow open jam session Flyboys House Party Gregori Presents: The Wedding Singer Johnny & Kelly Pint Night Karaoke Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Karaoke w/ Brad Modesto Certified Farmers Market Neil and Matt Live Open Jam Night Quentos en Espanol Rachel Renae Ladies Night Steel Magnolias Student chamber music Superior Donuts TECH N9NE Thursday Night Ramble Anthem Live Asparagus Festival Big band blast David Baggett Acoustic Disney’s Cinderella Kids DJ Big Whyte DJ Daniel Mendez/Topek/Ogre DJ JJ Flores Downtown Plaza Street Faire Gregori Presents: The Wedding Singer Johnny & Kelly Journey Revisited Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King MCW Band MJC Commencement Robert & Kim Ulrich Honor Music in Plaza-Nick Shattell Neil & Matt Live Nuts vs Bakersfield Red Wine Relay For Life Rick Barnes Live Riverbank Sip and Stroll Steel Magnolias

Chartreuse Muse White Elephant Lounge Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Japanese Restaurant Waterford Library Modesto Library Clarion Shooters West Side Theatre Oakdale Library CSUS Recital Hall Ts Cocktails The Other Place The Boardroom Speakeasy Modesto Library April 25 The Chartreuse Muse Mistlin Gallery Clarion Shooters The Boardroom The Chartreuse Muse The Other Place ModestoLibrary Modesto Library Speakeasy Midway Lounge Tiki Ridgeway’s Lounge Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse P Wexford’s West Side Theatre Modesto Libray CSUS Recital Hall The Chartreuse Muse Gallo Center for the Arts April 26 Azucar Latin Grill Central West Ballet Barkin Dog Grill Copper Rhino Gregori High School P. Wexford’s Midway Lounge Skewers Clarion Shooters Ridgeway’s Lounge Downtown Modesto 16th St The Boardroom Nino’s Place Modesto Library Fuzio West Side Theatre CSUS Recital Hall Stage 3 Theater Fat Cat Music House Deva Cafe April 27 Nino’s Place Stockton Weber Point Gallo Center for the Arts Barkin Dog Grill Turlock Community Theatre Clarion Shooters Circus Nightclub Aqua Lounge 10th St Plaza Gregori High School The Boardroom Fat Cat Music House Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge The Boardroom MJC Stadium 10th St Plaza Speakeasy John Thurman Field Centrury 21 Modesto P Wexford’s Downtown Riverbank West Side Theatre

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Figure Drawing Jay Smith’s Spring Party Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Miki Industry Night Preschool Story Time Preschool StoryTime Salsa Dancing Steel Magnolias Story Time - Oakdale Libray Student Recitals T’s Night Out Tijuana Tuesdays Tim Allen Live Tim Quinn and Travelling Circus Wiggle Worms & Word Basics

Student recital Superior Donuts Weekend Dance Party Asparagus Festival Azukar After Party & Bachata Salsa Dave and Craig Day of the child Disney’s Cinderella Kids DJ Metric Greg Scudder Live Gregori Presents: The Wedding Singer Healthy Aging Walk Celbration Hometown Heroes: The Ulrich’s Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Love Modesto Maniax Football vs Los Angeles Mariachi sol de mexico Modesto Certified Farmers Market Neil & Matt Live Nuts vs. Bakersfield Puple Haze Rock Lobster Live Steel Magnolias Student recital Superior Donuts Talk of the Town Presents Ulrich pre-show reception Victim’s Awareness Parade & Open House Weekend Dance Party Zombie Death Stench Asparagus Festival Breakfast at Sips Disney’s Cinderella Kids Future of Rock MusicFest Jack and the Beanstalk Karaoke Karaoke Fun Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Music Sundays at the Bakery Nuts vs Bakersfield Pro Wrestling Bushido Steel Magnolias Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Superior Donuts Big Deal Comedy Open Mic Jay Smith Boardroom Karaoke Fundamentals of Drawing II & III Karaoke with Clovis King Nick Shattell & Chess Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art & Culture) Wiggle Worms Art Adventures Ballet Pilates Figure Drawing Jay Smith’s Spring Party Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Miki Industry Night Nuts vs Visalia Preschool Story Time Preschool StoryTime Salsa Dancing Story Time - Oakdale Libray Sweeney Todd Auditions T’s Night Out Tijuana Tuesdays Tim Allen Live Tim Quinn and Travelling Circus Wiggle Worms

CSUS Recital Hall Stage 3 Theater Crocodile’s Nightclub April 28 Stockton Weber Point Club Azukar Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Library Turlock Community Theatre Fat Cat Music House T’s Cocktails Gregori High School East La Loma Park Gallo Center for the Arts The Boardroom Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub All Over Modesto Modesto Christian HS Gallo Center for the Arts Downtown Modesto 16th St Speakeasy John Thurman Field State Theatre Nino’s Place West Side Theatre CSUS Recital Hall Stage 3 Theater Fat Cat Music House Gallo Center for the Arts Family Justice Center Building Crocodile’s Nightclub Fat Cat Music House April 29 Stockton Weber Point Sips Bistro Turlock Community Theatre State Theatre Gallo Center for the Arts Midway Lounge Nino’s Place Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Village Bakery John Thurman field Fat Cat Music House West Side Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Stage 3 Theater April 30 Clarion Shooters The Boardroom The Chartreuse Muse Ridgeway’s Lounge Camp 4 The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library May 1 The Chartreuse Muse Central West Ballet Chartreuse Muse White Elephant Lounge Midway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Japanese Restaurant John Thurman Field Waterford Library Modesto Library Clarion Shooters Oakdale Library Turlock Community Theatre Ts Cocktails The Other Place The Boardroom Speakeasy Modesto Library

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GO MODESTO! Do you love MoBand?

Modesto View thinks that MoBand is one of the best Modesto treasures. Do you have a design for the 2012 MoBand T Shirt?  This is open to all artists and the winner will receive a special front row blanketspot, a selection of local gifts and the gratitude of thousands of MoBand fans.  Send your designs to info@modestoview today. The winner will be selected at the May MoBand boardmeeting.   All entries need to be in by April 20, 2012 

The Modesto Library turned 100 this month and

we want it to last another 100 years! ModestoView wants you to support the library Measure T!  We need a world full of smart thinking people the libraries create opportunity for EVERY person in our community.  

 

Music in the air!

Downtown Modesto has an amazing variety of music in our restaurants, bars and nightclubs. All this summer, there will be music in 10th St Plaza. Every week you will hear amazing music from Modesto Area Musicians.   There will also be a new Downtown PlazaStreet Faire every Friday as well with crafts, food, and local products.  Music starts April 6 and the Street Faire starts the 27th. Make this a part of your Friday before your movie, show or dinner.   Plaza Faire- Beginning Apr 27 4-8 pm Music beginning Apr 6 - 6 – 9 pm April 6 – Joe Barretta April 13 – Love Core April 20 - Poor House Millionaires April 27 - Nick Shattel  

Modesto View YouTube Channel

I want my M-TV! Yes ModestoView finally has a YouTube channel to showcase all of thevideo that we have been shooting, our interviews, our random tours of town and so many other things.  We are just getting going so subscribe to our channel and explore more of Modesto. www.youtubecom/modestoview

Special Fundraising Brunch

Kim and Robert Ulrich on Sunday, April 29, noon, at the home of Dr. Rich and Nancy Fisher in Riverbank. Tickets are $50 each. RSVP to Measure T Headquarters, 1518 Coffee Rd, Suite D., 529-2500.

Arts Awards

Doris Scanlon, past president of the Central California Art Association/ Mistlin Gallery, recognized with outstanding person in thevisual arts in the 2012 slate of Awards presented by Stanislaus Arts Council. Doris has worn a  lot of hats, but this one as Top Banana, as serving hostess and Celebrity bartender at the March 15 Tresetti’s fundraiser for Mistlin Gallery.  At this awards, Lynn Dickerson was named Outstanding Arts Lifetime Award winner and Jill Polhemus received an award for Arts Education and Joseph Wigget was honored for Music achievement.

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Mike Allsup preparing a pub for LuckyFest Matt and Heather Brown with Becky Murphy at the Gallo Center Fundraiser at the Boardroom Alan Sanchez of Good Day Sacramento was live for the Modesto Marathon Shad Harris and Eli Lester rock the Thursday Night Ramble at Deva Cafe. A crows forms outside of the Palladium on a busy Thursday night. Neil Buettner and High Voltage keep the crowd dancing at Shamrock’d at Vintage Gardens.

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Kid Guitar laying down the blues licks in Modesto near Guitar Center Modesto High Varsity Boys Swim team celebrate a win Layin’ down the cool jazz at Vito’s on a Friday night Strangebrew lights it up MTV style before the Motels Martha Davis of the Motels sings “Only the Lonely” at the State Theatre The set list for the Motels show

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Jennifer Williams, and Charles Jeffrey Newberry, same Jeffrey of Downtown Improvement District whodoes grafitti abatement, is an artist, featured this month at Crow Trading The bands are rocking inside one of the 40 custom pubs built for Luckyfest Did you see them? Mermaids are for real at Luckyfest! Stephen picked up his first copy of Modesto View and Tickets to Shamrock’d at our Brenden Theater giveaway. This was the awesome way to ask for a Prom Date at the Modesto Marathon – She said Yes, Cap Damrell, Joseph Schneider Andre Anvari The Girl Scouts performed at Putting on the Hits at Downey High

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Roman Wagner in the calm before the St Patricks Bash storm at P. Wexford’s Russ Allsup gets the big hug from Martha Davis at the Motels show Poet extraordinaire Sam Pierstorff crosses the line smiling after the 5K at the Modesto Marathon Thanks to Tim Wheeler and Sean McDade of the City of Modesto for promptly cleaning Mancini Bowl after it was tagged Sloshball brought out the fun in everyone at Enslen Park Thomas Lopez of Fuzio crosses the line after running the full Modesto Marathon


This is just a snapshot of some of the fun things that happened in Modesto last month. If you have pictures to share, please send them to photos@modestoview. com and they could end up here in the RearView!

Photos on this page were supplied by: Diane Moody, Chris Murphy and Ruben Porras

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ModestoView April 2012  

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