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‘Her mission was backing ‘Ronnie’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - First lady Nancy Reagan swept into the White House in 1981, a swirl of designer gowns and pricey china, and was quickly dismissed as a pre-feminist throwback concerned only with fashion, decorating and entertaining. She needed a less frivolous image. And she got it.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are "whitewashed," and that an "epidemic of invisibility" runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people.

February 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Playboy Mansion for sale but Hugh Hefner wants to stay put

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Playboy Mansion is up for sale but longtime resident Hugh Hefner wants to stay put.

January 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Stallone finally wins Golden Globe honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone scored a knockout 29 years after the first "Rocky," Jennifer Lawrence notched her third Golden Globe and Matt Damon landed both best actor for his stranded astronaut in "The Martian" and withering jabs from host Ricky Gervais at the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards.

January 10, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Boston Marathon gets 1st documentary

BOSTON (AP) - America's marquee marathon is ready for its close-up.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Star Wars’ box office surpasses ‘Titanic’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Caitlyn Jenner settles suit by injured woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman injured in a fatal crash involving Caitlyn Jenner settled her lawsuit against the Olympic gold medalist, according to court papers.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


1986: Nuce wins world title for bull riding; gets key to Manteca

100 years ago

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Lucas apologizes: Calls Disney ‘white slavers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers" in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON (AP) - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


‘Horror Show’ actress dies

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Make Room for Daddy’ star Marjorie Lord dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom "Make Room For Daddy," has died. She was 97.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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MJC Jazz band spring concert set for April 10

MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Jazz Band Spring Concert on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC offers spring string recital

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Arlo Guthrie returning to Livermore’s Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie returns to the Bankhead Theater with his "Running Down the Road" tour on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Berry’s 1st album in decades is ‘sensational’

NEW YORK (AP) - Chuck Berry's death came just weeks before the debut single off his first new studio album in nearly four decades was ...

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Risky leap into Trump resistance

NEW YORK (AP) - Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance.

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Trump budget clouds 50th year for Public Broadcasting network

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could ...

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

NEW YORK (AP) - Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday.

March 12, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Blue is the color of the season at Paris shows

PARIS (AP) - It's no secret that politics infuses fashion - and some critics are interpreting the mania for blue at Paris Fashion Week as a ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Film spotlights human trafficking as Trump promises action

BOSTON (AP) - A new documentary is spotlighting human trafficking across the globe, with a focus on the grassroots activists trying to end the scourge.

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake shine at iHeartRadio Awards

INGLEWOOD (AP) - The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with Justin Timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Ex-Stockton mayor arrested at airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Sunday at the San Francisco International Airport, where he arrived from a vacation in South ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC screening of documentary ‘13th’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "13th"on Thursday, March 9, at ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC presents guitar faculty recital is set

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College presents a Guitar Faculty Recital on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Rhythmic Circus coming to Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Minneapolis-based music and dance group Rhythmic Circus brings their off-Broadway hit show "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" to the Bankhead Theater at the ...

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar winner, take two.

February 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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