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By Noel Daniel Modesto is a city of talent and power. In spite of its hardships, Modesto’s artistic heart continues to beat with a growing strength as the community comes together to enrich it. Mod Shop is just one of the many success stories that gives Modesto its well-crafted roots.
By Noel Daniel Music is the veritable heartbeat of Modesto. In almost every local restaurant, at least once, you can catch strains of songs you’ll never hear anywhere else—or maybe that you’ll hear before everyone else. Our thriving community of musicians wouldn’t be possible without the movers and shakers of
By Noel Daniel Not only is the Center a cultural and entertainment hub for the entire San Joaquin Valley, but it’s also a powerful economic engine for downtown Modesto. More than 200,000 people a year visit the Gallo Center and research tells us that more than 60 percent of those
By Jacqui D. Sinarle If a dog is man’s best friend, then Barkin’ Dog Grill has got to be the local artist’s best friend. Not only does Barkin’ Dog exhibit the work of local artists, it also showcases performances by area musicians and poets. “We’ve been featuring local musicians and