CERES - Organizers of the popular annual "Journey to Bethlehem" event hope to get a break from the weather that partially rained out their outdoor venue during last week's opening.
STOCKTON - The St. Luke's 8:45 a.m. Adult Choir, directed by Carol Zeni Wiss, will present a Sacred Concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, following the 5:30 p.m. mass (approximately 7 p.m.) in the Church, 3847 N. Sutter, Stockton.
JACKSON – Grab your good luck charm and join for a special Elvis tribute show in the Grand Oak Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. dubbed Get All Shook Up with Las Vegas performer Johnny Fortuno as Elvis and special guests The Stamps Quartet, Elvis Presley's backing group from 1972 until 1977.
LIVERMORE - Living Bethlehem - a 30,000-square-foot replica of that city as it was 2,000 years ago - is open from Dec. 13-17.
TRACY - The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts City of Tracy is staging a free exhibition for the holiday season entitled – Art Co-Opted – on display at the Grand Galleries through Dec. 22.
The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Anne Martin, will present a concert for kids of all ages on Tuesday, December 4 in the auditorium of the Media and Performing Arts Center on east campus. The concert has an early start time of 7 p.m. to accommodate families with young children.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will present their annual Holiday Festival of Choirs Concert on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Performing and Media Arts Center Main Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and will be available at the door for $5 general admission and $4 for students and seniors.
LIVERMORE – The Veterans First Program at Las Positas College announced today that The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, will be swinging on to the LPC campus for a community concert.
San Joaquin Delta College and the Division of Arts and Communication sponsors an all-day Jazz Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1, featuring middle school, high school, and college bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles from throughout the Western United States. Wrapping up the festival is a performance by the Bob Mintzer LA Big Band at the Warren Atherton Auditorium on the Delta College campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $30; $24 for reserved seating.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - She was dissed on "The Bachelor" and came in third place during her first stint on "Dancing With the Stars," but Melissa Rycroft is now a winner.
LONDON (AP) - The Rolling Stones made a triumphant return to the London stage on Sunday night in the first of five concerts to mark the 50th anniversary of their debut as an American-oriented blues band.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln have combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office.
COLUMBIA - The Columbia State Historic Park's annual Lamplight Tours take place Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.
Tickets are going fast for the biggest holiday party in Manteca - the 33rd annual Manteca Soroptimists Holiday Affair.
JACKSON – Tickets are on sale now for The Whispers concert at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Sunday, Jan. 20.
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.