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Deen book sales soar, new release No. 1 on Amazon; more coming

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.

June 30, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Outside the Firewokds this July 4th with

Family Features

June 30, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Reader’s palpitations and menopause symptoms overlap

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 66 years of age and fit. In 2012, I was admitted to a local hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack. The doctor ran many lab tests, including a chest X-ray and EKG. I had palpitations during my hospital stay. My blood pressure would fluctuated, as did my pulse rate. None of my tests showed any problems with my heart.

June 30, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Mary Ann Kullman: The best kind of friend

Lately, I've been thinking about what makes someone the best kind of friend and this is what I've come up with. The best kind of friend is not necessarily one you see every day, or talk to on the phone regularly to catch up on the last scoop, though that's always fun. The best kind of friend is not even a person who gives you gifts or picks up the tab whenever you meet for lunch, though that is pretty awesome too. No, in my opinion, the absolute best kind of friend is a person who without ...

June 28, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carter: World religions perpetuate women’s plight

ATLANTA (AP) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world.

June 28, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


AT A GLANCE

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


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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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