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Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. drag race case

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, 63, kills himself

TIBURON (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 12, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony opens its 88th season on Sept. 13

STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ sign new season contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Critter Corral at museum on weekends

LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Hearing reset in Justin Bieber DUI incident

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'

August 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | People & Entertainment


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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


Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre

TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Seth Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Merced prof talks about stem cell engineering

MODESTO - The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering" by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


YouTube hit performing at Bob Hope

STOCKTON - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Lorre throwing love in direction of Charlie Sheen

BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.

January 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca, Stockton offer restaurant week specials

What are you doing this weekend?

January 15, 2015 | Nina Frisby | People & Entertainment


SCT staging ‘Red Velvet Cake War’

STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.

January 13, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Comic show set March 26 at Bob Hope

Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.

January 13, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


CBS says Colbert to bow on Sept. 8

PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.

January 12, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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