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200 strong Petropoulos family celebrating 100 years in America

Ted Poulos' 85th birthday is being celebrated Saturday at Northgate Park in conjunction with marking his family's century of living and working in America from their native Piana, Greece.

July 12, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | People & Entertainment


Hooters World Wing-Eating competition at state fair

SACRAMENTO - The California State Fair is hosting the Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship on Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. on the Promenade Stage.

July 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Ty Herndon headlines Black Oak Casino concert lineup for August

TUOLUMNE - Country music star Ty Herndon will be performing at Black Oak Casino in August.

July 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Reba, Whiskey Dawn performing at Ironstone Vineyards on July 21

MURPHYS - Country music star Reba will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.

July 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Borgnine’s motto: ‘You gotta go to work’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined.

July 09, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Korean War veteran Les Thomas of Manteca is Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill has honored Les Thomas as the 26th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.

July 04, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca’s Zaragoza family honored for supporting organ donation effort

Members of a Manteca family who became passionate supporters of lifesaving organ and tissue donation after their loved became a donor have received an award from the California Transplant Donor Network.

July 04, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Kanye performs, wins best group with Jay-Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The BET Awards didn't begin with a bang but an extended bleep, as the censor police worked overtime during a performance by Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music group and Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee's parody of Jay-Z and West's hit song "... In Paris."

July 02, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Legend Music in top 100, hosts free guitar clinic Friday evening

Doug John didn't pick up a guitar until he was 55.

June 20, 2012 | Jason Campbell | People & Entertainment


‘Abraham Lincoln’ a murky, joyless hunt

By CHRISTY LEMIRE

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Capsule reviews of ‘Brave’ and other new films

"Brave" - Pixar is long overdue for a feature with a strong female character at its center. Now that she's arrived, it's clear that she deserves better. "Brave" is beautiful to look at, as you would expect given the technical and artistic standard the animation behemoth has set. Set in the wilds of Scotland, this 13th Pixar feature is full of lush, green forests and dramatic, rolling hills, all of which look even more idyllic bathed in a delicate, mystical sunlight. Our heroine, the feisty and free-spirited Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), has a finely detailed mane of ...

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Josh Turner concert set Oct. 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Hank Williams Jr. performs at Ironstone Vineyards June 30

MURPHYS - Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Mixed martial arts broadcast at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON - Mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight 148 on Saturday, July 7.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Alan Jackson playing Stockton Arena July 27

STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


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Dog Days at Bas Pro Shops

For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarraganza features six concerts at Modesto locales

MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Theater presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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


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