NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American community, are on again.
Oakdale artist Joan Cardoza's "take it off" depicting a boy and his horse earned Best of Show honors at the 25th annual Delicato Fine Art Show.
STOCKTON – Rhythm and blues artist Keith Sweat is performing Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre.
Entries are now accepted for the annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa juried exhibition. Deadline for entries is March 1, with the exhibition to open on March 5. The awards presentation will be held on March 24 at the Sierra Artist Gallery, Highway 140 and 6th Street in Mariposa.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Fox network is putting a brave face on the shrinking appeal of "American Idol."
PARIS (AP) - Monaco's royal family has criticized a feature film about the late Princess Grace, saying it presents a glamorized and inaccurate view of her life.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is facing a $36 million-plus question: Will that combined paycheck lavished on superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban pay off in ratings?
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, who in 2011 won the stage category of the Argentine Tango USA competition for the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires, will be in Modesto on Saturday, March 2.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Jodie Foster came out without really coming out, and suggested she was retiring from acting without exactly saying so, in a long, breathless and rambling speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Iran hostage thriller "Argo" was a surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga "Lincoln" led with 12 nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Is Justin Timberlake bringing his music career back?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is out of "The X Factor" after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show's plans said Thursday.
GOLDEN AGE: At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour" is now the oldest best actress nominee, while 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is the youngest in that category. The oldest nominee across all acting categories remains Gloria Stuart, who was 87 when she received a supporting actress nod for 1997's "Titanic," and the youngest is Justin Henry, who was 8 when he was nominated as supporting actor for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer."
Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre offers a special Christmas treat on Saturday, Dec. 20, presenting "A Patsy Cline Christmas" starring Stockton's own Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band. Two performances are scheduled at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the SCT stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warren Atherton Auditorium, located on the Delta College campus, 5151 Pacific Ave.
STOCKTON- Stockton Civic Theatre will present the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, the world's most beloved musical, "The Sound of Music" through Sunday, Dec. 14.
COLUMBIA - Sierra Rep ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in Sanders Family Christmas, set for this month and December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park.
STOCKTON - Local comic book artist Ramon Villalobos will be featured at The Haggin Museum's 3rd Thursday event on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents a special exhibition for the holiday season entitled Art Co-Opted, on display in the Grand Galleries from Nov. 22 thru Dec. 20.
STOCKTON - Always a big hit - it simply wouldn't be the holiday season without it- the Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Dec. 13 and 14.
MODESTO - Be ready to get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Dickens Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, in front of the McHenry Mansion located at 15th and "I" Streets in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox has renewed "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 12th season.
Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland-A Classic Christmas is returning for its seventh year to the Manteca Bass Pro Shops at Union Road and the 120 Bypass.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 15th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a concert entitled Jaws and Juliet (and Romeo too!) on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East campus.
The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.