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WHAT: "The Heat," a 20th Century Fox release, is rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Gandolfini ‘kept his heart open in life, work’

NEW YORK (AP) - The funeral of James Gandolfini took place in one of the largest churches in the world and didn't stint on ceremony.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MUST-SEE TOURS

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Braff targets ‘Bullets over Broadway’

NEW YORK (AP) - Zach Braff will make his Broadway debut next year in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen's crime caper "Bullets Over Broadway." The only person who might be more excited than Braff is his dad.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MOVIES

NEW YORK (AP) - So this was the deal: For $50, you got to see Brad Pitt's hotly anticipated zombie thriller "World War Z" before all your friends. You also got 3D glasses to keep, popcorn and sodas, a poster, the DVD when it comes out, and an intimate dinner with Brad.

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sequel to Pitt's 'World War Z' is in works

NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Pitt is getting his action franchise after all.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Twain Harte hosts Summer Arts & Wine Festival on July 27-28

TWAIN HARTE - The 35th Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival takes place July 27-28 in the village's downtown district.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carrey says his new movie too violent after Newtown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Carrey is distancing himself from his own movie, saying the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre changed his perspective on the violence in his upcoming action comedy "Kick-Ass 2."

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Jazz singer Josh Pfeiffer among Black Oak entertainment line-up

TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Medication is helpful for slow-to-empty stomach

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am 73 years old. I understand there is effective treatment. My gastroenterologist has recommended a special diet to help me gain weight. -- P.M.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca Rec offers cooking classes for kids

Kids can learn to cook on their own through two classes offered through the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Downey Jr. signs on for 2 more 'Avengers' films

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for two more "Avengers" films.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Gandolfini mourned in ‘Sopranos' towns

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a "reserved" sign at the ice cream parlor booth where the series abruptly ended, and a framed photo at a strip club were among the tributes paid to James Gandolfini in the northern New Jersey communities where his TV character Tony Soprano lived, loved and whacked people.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Celtic music at Ripon Arts League’s next concert

Highland Way is bringing Celtic music to the next Ripon Arts League concert set for Thursday, March 12, at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Salute to Louis Armstrong set for March 13

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz will present "The Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" featuring trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling on both vocals and trumpet, Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Marine sanctuaries talk at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Trips range from casino gambling to San Francisco

The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Patty Hearst back in the news with early win at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


50 shades of green: How studio roped men into seeing ‘Grey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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