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Singer Randy Travis has congestive heart failure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said Wednesday.

July 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Hasselbeck leaves ‘View’ for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) - Elisabeth Hasselbeck left "The View" after a decade on Wednesday, showing no hard feelings toward her colleagues even though her political views made for some awkward and heated exchanges on the daytime chat fest over the years.

July 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


STING’S POINT

Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 61-year-old will sing songs from his new album, "The Last Ship," out Sept. 24. He also will talk about the creative process behind his play with the same name. The Public Theater is an arts organization and venue in New York City. Sting says in a statement the venue "was a natural fit to perform this material." Ticket ...

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Bynes in court for suspected bong toss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amanda Bynes wore a long aqua wig, false eyelashes and black sweatpants and a tank top for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Vieira will return to daytime TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Country singer Randy Travis in critical condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition a day after being hospitalized in Texas with heart problems.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Elton John cancels a London show

LONDON (AP) - Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment




Fogelsong, HOF label exec, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks' career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. He was 90.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'Dancing with Stars' pros, ex-lovers star in 'Forever Tango'

NEW YORK (AP) - In a sweltering midtown dance studio, two professionals from "Dancing With the Stars" were having the tables turned on them. On this recent afternoon, they were the dance students.

July 08, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

GRAMMY-WINNING HILL IN PRISON: DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Hill, who started singing with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s before releasing her multiplatinum 1998 album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. Her ...

July 08, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


What to do when other dogs bark at your dogs

DEAR DIDI: I have had the Standard Poodle breed for 25+ years. Two of my 3 are UKC GRCH and they all have their AKC CGC's. When I purchased my property 10 years ago I had the back yard fenced with 6' high chain link fencing. Not to keep my SPs in BUT other dogs out. Now my neighbors 2 grown children bring their dogs to run daily in their parents' non fenced in yard. One dog is aggressive & wants to fence fight! The other just runs on the outside of my fences barking and has caused my dogs ...

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Illnesses prompt wide Whole Foods recall of cheese item

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Maine moves to capture lobster-processing niche

ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) - For years, Maine's lobster processing industry was on simmer. But with the help of a glut of the state's signature seafood and a few savvy entrepreneurs who spotted a hole in the market, it's on its way to a rolling boil.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sacramento’s farm- to-fork food bank helps change lives

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Opera in the Vineyard set July 18 at Retzlaff

LIVERMORE – What better way to enjoy a summer evening than picnicking in a vineyard, sipping wine and listening to opera? It is an evening of classic opera in a relaxed, casual setting nestled among the vines of Retzlaff Vineyards for Livermore Valley Opera's 23rd annual Opera in the Vineyard.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Mic Gillette performing at Black Oak Casino July 17

TUOLOMNE - World-renowned trumpet and trombone player Mic Gillette will take the stage at Black Oak Casino Resort on July 17.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC offers evening of hip-hop

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Dance program gets a groove on this summer with the Off the Beat 6 – Hip Hop Dance Concert on Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Hollywood’s summer starts to sizzle

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "A million dollars isn't cool," said Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in "The Social Network." ''You know what's cool? A billion dollars."

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Garden party July 12 will benefit Stockton Symphony

The Stockton Symphony Alliance will host its second Annual Summer Garden Party on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the homes of Donna Stein and Maureen and Rob Klinger on Monty Court in Stockton.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Summer Sonata set for July 16 at Gallo

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 24, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | People & Entertainment


Apple’s about-face reveals cracks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wal-Mart removing Confederate flag items from stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But this was no ordinary theater chair.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Guardsman surprises his 6 kids at rodeo

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada National Guardsman has marked the end of a one-year deployment in Afghanistan with a surprise Father's Day weekend homecoming with his wife and six children at the Reno Rodeo.

June 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic stages ‘Legally Blonde’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre is staging the international award-winning Broadway musical "Legally Blonde". It opens Friday and runs through July 12.

June 17, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Foundation showcasing “Our Story, Our Legacy” at Summer Sonata

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16, at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 17, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Free fishing events set for Bass Pro

Kids of all ages can catch their first fish and participate in free, family-friendly activities at Bass Pro Shops Manteca store's "Gone Fishing" events June 13-14 and June 20-21 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

June 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC staging New Play Fest

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring "world premieres" of original one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students.

June 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC stages New Play Fest

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring "world premieres" of original one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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