MENLO PARK - For a sun-splashed weekend featuring world-class art by 250 of America's top artists, two days of stellar live music, engaging chefs' demos, fabulous food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and tons of fun for kids, head to charming, tree-lined downtown Menlo Park for Connoisseurs' Marketplace on July 20-21.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park celebrates Columbia's 68th year as a California State Park by hosting the 19th annual Big Band Street Dance on Main Street in Columbia on July 20, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.
LONDON (AP) - British babies born the same day as Prince William and Kate's first child will receive their own royal gift in the form of a "lucky" silver penny.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery's next concert on Friday, July 5, features the hilarious folk artists Uncle Bonsai.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "Music of the Night" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July, 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church presents its annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar beginning on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. with the traditional Cultural Bon Odori dance with it's colorful costumed dancers and music. They follow up on Aug. 3-4 with the cultural arts and food bazaar.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.
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STOCKTON - Since wowing audiences as the highest-ranking vocal group ever on NBC's America's Got Talent, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen bring their diverse brand of harmonic, pop melodies to the Stockton Symphony's Pops & Picnic concert on Saturday, May 3.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Concert Choir will present a Choral Concert on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "Chasing Ice" on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new streaming device that delivers online video, music and other content to televisions.
TORONTO (AP) - What could be controversial about the city of Toronto congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes?
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Jazz Band Spring Concert on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The event is open to the public and admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
STOCKTON - Cellist Amit Peled brings a very special musical instrument with him when he returns to perform with the Stockton Symphony on Saturday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Dance Department will present the annual Choreographer's Showcase on April 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in the Cabaret West Dance Theatre of the El Capitan Building on West Campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume.
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LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every Friday and Saturday this spring at the Critter Corral in the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through May 24.
TUOLUMNE – American Idol star Bo Bice will take the stage on Friday, April 4, at Black Oak Casino Resort
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the 37th Annual New Music Concert on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
LA GRANGE -The La Grange Rodeo is Sunday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the La Grange Rodeo
VALLECITO - Looking for something that pairs perfectly with a 2012 Tempranillo, and is more fun than a barrel of rubber chickens?