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Students replace leggy models as this year’s Oscar trophy carriers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - You know those tall, leggy beauties that normally carry the Oscar trophies so the stars can present them?

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


DC pairing Batman, Superman in new title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DC Entertainment says it will unveil a new ongoing series focusing on Superman and Batman, two of the publisher's best-known and revered heroes.

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


NBC hires Axelrod, former Obama strategist

NEW YORK (AP) - David Axelrod, former strategist and aide to President Barack Obama, has landed a new job at NBC News.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction

AMESBURY, Mass. (AP) - A private collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia brought in almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president's Air Force One leather bomber jacket.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Animal Planet special ‘Glory Hounds’ shows glory, trauma of military dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been almost seven months since a bomb exploded on a strip of dirt in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson can only remember a reassuring voice.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Judge blocks NYC from Ken Burns film footage

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked New York City from getting footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his movie about the five men exonerated in the Central Park jogger rape case.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Award-nominated film about the hunt for the al-Qaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be shown on the local big screen anytime soon.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Nudes check out nudes during after hours showing at Austrian museum

VIENNA (AP) - These museum goers didn't just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Get ready for ‘Weed Country’ & ‘Pot Cops’ on Discovery network

NEW YORK (AP) - Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television's spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers - and the people who chase them.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MacFarlane putting all he's got into Academy Awards show this Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth MacFarlane might be the hardest working man in show business.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' win at Writers Guild

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Pleasanton Fly Fishing show set Feb. 22-24 at Alameda Fairgrounds

PLEASANTON. – Despite chilly, windy and possibly wet conditions, Northern California fly-fishers will kick off the 2013 season with the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb. 22-24 the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

February 11, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca Bass Pro rolling out three weekends of free fishing seminars

Bass Pro Shops is staging the free Spring Fishing Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca.

February 11, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Disney working on stand-alone 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is mining The Force for even more new films.

February 05, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Golden Bough concert in Ripon Feb. 12

RIPON - Golden Bough is bringing Celtic musical entertainment to the Ripon Arts League concert on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

February 05, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Everything from Apple Hill tour to Thunder Valley casino

The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.

September 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sierra Rep staging Mark Twain comedy at Fallon House Theatre

COLUMBIA - Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park Sept. 26 to Oct. 26 with Mark Twain's "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage."

September 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Jam ‘n Jive Dance Concert celebrates ‘The British Invasion’

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night this evening, and performances on Sept. 18 (Thursday) through Sept. 21, (Sunday) in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

September 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Jam ‘n Jive Dance concert celebrates ‘The British Invasion’

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night on Sept. 17, and performances on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sierra Rep’s season tickets for 2015 season now on sale

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets are now on sale with group and general admission tickets on sale Oct. 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or ...

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic staging ‘Chicago’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical "Chicago" starting tonight and running through Sunday, Sept. 28.

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC presents Terra Incognita exhibition

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Terra Incognita, an exhibition of the work of Noah Wilson, a photography instructor at MJC.

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cirque de la Symphonie plans pair of Stockton performances

STOCKTON - Stockton Symphony's new season that opens this month is offering everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie and more.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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