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Guitar Festival “Guitarraganza” in Modesto

MODESTO – The Central Valley's first Guitar Festival, Guitarraganza, will take place Sept. 25 – 28 and performing for the public will be some of America's most brilliant guitarists and will feature the Grammy Award winning ensemble Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).

September 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Preparations for 19th annual Old-fashioned BBQ Social to benefit museum under way

Preparations are under way for the 19th annual Old-fashioned Barbecue Social to benefit the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.

September 11, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | People & Entertainment


Threshold brings R&B, old school music to 28th Manteca Pumpkin Fair

Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.

September 11, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Tebow’s mom speaks at Pregnancy Center benefit

MODESTO - The Modesto Pregnancy Center's 22nd Annual Fundraising Banquet is on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

September 11, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Grease is the word

Ian Trueb always looked at television and movies a little bit differently.

September 08, 2012 | Jason Campbell | People & Entertainment


Manteca artists showcasing regional music, art & fashion

Two young Manteca entrepreneurs - Andrew MacCready of Green Leaf Apparel and James Lara of Subconic Entertainment are presenting "On The Rising," a music, art, and fashion showcase that highlights the 209 area's rising talents tonight at 7 p.m. at Fat Cat Music House located at 930 11th Street, Modesto.

September 07, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Youth Focus scholarship fund raiser-wine tasting

The 5th Annual Manteca Youth Focus Scholarship Fund Raiser will be on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Family Vineyards Tasting Room, 12001 South Highway 99.

September 05, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Wine & Chocolate event Sept. 19 at Orchard Valley benefits United Way

United Way's Manteca/Lathrop Community Council will be hosting their third annual wine & chocolate event on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley in Manteca.

September 05, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Country legend Willie Nelson playing The Grand Sept. 11-12

TRACY – Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicks off the sixth Presenting Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

September 03, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Singers rehearsals begin

STOCKTON - Directed by Ric Campero, the Stockton Singers is a new choir in the Stockton Chorale family of choruses and is geared toward individuals who want to experience a variety of choral music and improve their singing skills, but without a strenuous rehearsal commitment. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church

316 N. El Dorado, Stockton, in the Guild Hall. Rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m.

September 03, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic Theatre opens season Wednesday with staging of ‘Grease’

STOCKTON - The Broadway musical "Grease" is Stockton Civic Theatre's opening show of the 2012-2013 season.

September 03, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at age 92

GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers.

September 02, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


SEAL’s book shows bin Laden raid up close

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American forces against terrorist suspects.

August 30, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Bass Pro Shops conducts free Hometown Festival this weekend

Enjoy summer's grand finale at Bass Pro Shops in Manteca during their Labor Day Hometown Festival. This fun, free family event occurs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 from noon to 5 p.m.

August 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


147th Scottish Games taking place Sept. 1-2 At Alameda fairgrounds

PLEASANTON - The 147th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 at the Alameda County fairgrounds features the U.S. Marine Band San Diego and the L.A. Scots Grade I Pipe Band appearing together side-by-side.

August 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


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Celtic music at Ripon Arts League’s next concert

Highland Way is bringing Celtic music to the next Ripon Arts League concert set for Thursday, March 12, at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Salute to Louis Armstrong set for March 13

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz will present "The Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" featuring trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling on both vocals and trumpet, Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Marine sanctuaries talk at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Trips range from casino gambling to San Francisco

The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Patty Hearst back in the news with early win at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


50 shades of green: How studio roped men into seeing ‘Grey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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