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Sierra Rep launches 35th season with epic musical Les Misérables

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2014 season this March with the epic Les Miserables.

February 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show opens Friday at fairgrounds

PLEASANTON – A cornucopia of 100-plus exhibitor booths displaying the latest tackle, clothing and fly-fishing accessories will be joined by destinations from Alaska to Argentina greeting visitors when the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show opens Feb. 21-23 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

February 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC and Gallo Center team- up to stage classic ‘Our Town’

MODESTO -The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department and Gallo Center for the Arts will present Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 comedy/drama Our Town on March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and March 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the Foster Theatre of the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I Street in Modesto.

February 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ying Quartet performing on April 6 at UOP’s Faye Spanos Concert Hall

STOCKTON - The Ying Quartet is returning to the University of the Pacific on Sunday, April 6.

February 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar passes at age 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.

February 12, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Comic Steve Martin performs March 15 at Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON – Comedian Steve Martin backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band are appearing Saturday, March 15, at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.

February 10, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Big Band music at Bob Hope Feb. 21

STOCKTON - To the delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Stockton in celebration of its 20th season.

February 10, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC dance concert offers 5 dates

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Dance and Theatre will present Off~Balance in Repertory Concert on Feb. 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the MJC Performing and Media Arts Center Auditorium. "It's All About What Inspires You…" is the theme of this year's performance.

February 10, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Warring weather channels vie for television viewers

NEW YORK (AP) - A sudden change in the weather means real money for Paul Falavolito. When a snowstorm rolls in, the chief of a small, non-profit ambulance service in White Oak, Pa., has to keep paramedics in ambulance bays longer. If there's a break in the weather, he can let idling crews go home rather than paying them overtime.

February 10, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Discovery to air wingsuit flight off Everest peak

NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

February 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Chili cook off on Feb. 23 set for Mayor’s arts committee

Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

February 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bieber vs. Ford: Canada’s favorite bad boys as well as target of all jokes

TORONTO (AP) - Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.

January 30, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make a ‘Heist’ of Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.

January 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Script in the works for possible new Bill Cosby sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


classics Feb. 14-15 at Gallo Arts Center

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January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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Excursions from San Francisco to South Pacific (on Fresno stage)

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.

March 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC celebrates Bach in Subways Day

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra will celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach with a "Bach in the Subways Day" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at 10th Street Plaza, located at 1010 10th Street in Modesto.

March 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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


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