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Joan Rivers protests Costco not selling her book

BURBANK (AP) - Police were called to a Costco store in a Los Angeles suburb after comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the store, which is not selling her latest book.

August 08, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Gore Vidal, celebrated author, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing - tall, handsome and composed - and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Rihanna, Drake score 5 Video Music Award nods

NEW YORK (AP) - The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


McQueen watch auctioned for nearly $800K

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A watch worn by Steve McQueen in "Le Mans" sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


46 tickets left for Manteca concert featuring ‘The Voice’s’ Lindsey Pavao

Lindsey Pavao is coming home.

July 31, 2012 | Jason Campbell | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony to perform with Jackie Evancho at Ironstone Vineyards on Aug. 31

MURPHYS - The Stockton Symphony will be joining young sensation Jackie Evancho during her concert with Tony Bennett at Ironstone Vineyards on Friday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m.

July 31, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98.

July 30, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Metallica burns it up at start of Mexico tour

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Metallica vocalist James Hetfield had warned things could get perilous at the start of the band's fifth tour of Mexico, saying "We're very focused on how dangerous this show is."

July 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Sheen sitcom poised for 90-episode pickup

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Charlie Sheen says he's not insane anymore.

July 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Increase in Burning Man crowd size in desert is challenged

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man is appealing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision to increase the Burning Man festival's attendance cap in the Nevada desert.

July 22, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


‘Vampire Diaries’ wins big at Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Vampire Diaries" has already sucked up five trophies at the Teen Choice Awards.

July 22, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


YCCD offers nature photography course at High Sierra Institute

SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.

July 21, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


‘Mad Men’ in the hunt for an Emmy Awards record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's Emmy nominations are set for Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with "Mad Men" making a bid for Emmy history, while a couple of fresh-faced girls flirt with possible first nominations.

July 19, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Black Oak Casino featuring well-known western singers

TUOLUMNE CITY -Western signing at its finest will be coming to Black Oak Casino next month. Well-known Western entertainers Dave Stamey and David Bradley will perform together in a unique show on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


California State Fair features ‘The Farm’

SACRAMENTO –"The Farm", located at the south end of the fairgrounds behind Building B is a scene to dazzle the senses.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


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Opera in the Vineyard set July 18 at Retzlaff

LIVERMORE – What better way to enjoy a summer evening than picnicking in a vineyard, sipping wine and listening to opera? It is an evening of classic opera in a relaxed, casual setting nestled among the vines of Retzlaff Vineyards for Livermore Valley Opera's 23rd annual Opera in the Vineyard.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Mic Gillette performing at Black Oak Casino July 17

TUOLOMNE - World-renowned trumpet and trombone player Mic Gillette will take the stage at Black Oak Casino Resort on July 17.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC offers evening of hip-hop

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Dance program gets a groove on this summer with the Off the Beat 6 – Hip Hop Dance Concert on Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Hollywood’s summer starts to sizzle

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "A million dollars isn't cool," said Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in "The Social Network." ''You know what's cool? A billion dollars."

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Garden party July 12 will benefit Stockton Symphony

The Stockton Symphony Alliance will host its second Annual Summer Garden Party on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the homes of Donna Stein and Maureen and Rob Klinger on Monty Court in Stockton.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Summer Sonata set for July 16 at Gallo

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 24, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | People & Entertainment


Apple’s about-face reveals cracks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wal-Mart removing Confederate flag items from stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But this was no ordinary theater chair.

June 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Guardsman surprises his 6 kids at rodeo

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada National Guardsman has marked the end of a one-year deployment in Afghanistan with a surprise Father's Day weekend homecoming with his wife and six children at the Reno Rodeo.

June 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic stages ‘Legally Blonde’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre is staging the international award-winning Broadway musical "Legally Blonde". It opens Friday and runs through July 12.

June 17, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Foundation showcasing “Our Story, Our Legacy” at Summer Sonata

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16, at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 17, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Free fishing events set for Bass Pro

Kids of all ages can catch their first fish and participate in free, family-friendly activities at Bass Pro Shops Manteca store's "Gone Fishing" events June 13-14 and June 20-21 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

June 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC staging New Play Fest

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring "world premieres" of original one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students.

June 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC stages New Play Fest

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring "world premieres" of original one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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