LAS VEGAS (AP) - Guitar legend Carlos Santana plans a two-year headlining gig at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, switching venues from his previous home at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A year ago, Clive Davis' glittery pre-Grammy showcase was winding down after a number of electric performances when the grandest name of all, Whitney Houston, walked on stage to close the evening with what promised to be a show-stopping tribute to her famous cousin, Dionne Warwick.
DALLAS (AP) - Diane Aulger was about two weeks from her delivery date when she and her husband decided there was no time to wait: Mark Aulger had only days to live, and he wanted to see his child.
METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) - Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show "Welcome Back Kotter" has died. He was 60.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music legend Merle Haggard says he's nearly over the case of double pneumonia that has kept him in Georgia hospital for most of the last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Shatner's stalwart Capt. James T. Kirk died in the line of duty. Now the actor's bargain-touting Priceline Negotiator is headed heroically to his final frontier.
NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ALBUM OUT MARCH 6: NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Wrecking Ball," will be out March 6, and he's just released a new single, "We Take Care of Our Own."
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The black-and-white silent film "The Artist" led the Golden Globes with three wins Sunday at a show that spread Hollywood's love around among a broad range of films, including best drama recipient "The Descendants" and its star, George Clooney.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fully dressed their part as a glamorous Hollywood power couple at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards: She in a body-hugging white strapless gown with a flash of red at the bustline by Atelier Versace that matched perfectly her lips and handbag, and he in a classic, bow-tie tuxedo by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Winners of the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills:
NEW YORK (AP) - Three time's the charm - if that's not the wrong word for Ricky Gervais' third year as scathing steward of the Golden Globes.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The names were familiar: Kelsey Grammer, Matt LeBlanc, Claire Danes, Laura Dern and Jessica Lange. The television work for which they were honored by the Golden Globes Sunday night wasn't.
NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" veteran Susan Lucci is returning to the world of soap operas. But this time, the stories will be real.
COUNTRY STAR KEITH URBAN RETURNING TO STAGE: NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Keith Urban will return to the stage on Feb. 3 at the Grand Ole Opry following vocal surgery.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Professional Bull Riders and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 at the Manteca store.
The Big Valley Travel Club offers many trips to the Bay Area to see the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants play as both teams continue their fight to win their respective divisions in the American and National Leagues.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m.
MODESTO – Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read their poems at the presentation of "Song of the San Joaquin", Summer Issue, Vol. XI, #3, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 "I" St. in Modesto.
Award-winning watercolorist Dan Petersen and ceramicist, Stan Holtz, will be combining their talents in a special two-man exhibition at the Mistlin Gallery from Aug.19 through Sept. 20.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery is presenting Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert on Saturday, July 26.
SACRAMENTO - Due to popular demand, the weekend "Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy" Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended through Aug. 24.
CHICAGO (AP) - The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia's 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
JAMESTOWN – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special "Crew for a Day" program perfect for rail fans interested in a unique, hands-on experience. The exciting new offering, which helps to raise much-needed funds for the Park, is available now but must be scheduled in advance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July - but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.