LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana.
STOCKTON - With the 50th Anniversary of Beatlemania only a few months away, an award-winning musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein comes to the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 pm.
STOCKTON – University of the Pacific again this fall becomes the regional center of education, culture, entertainment and athletics.
MILLBRAE - The festive spirit and flavor of the "Big Easy" is coming to the Bay Area Labor Day weekend in downtown Millbrae for the city's 43rd annual big bash - the Art & Wine Festival, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.
*WHAT: Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, with Eric Thorin
STOCKTON - The Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returns to Downtown Stockton's Weber Point on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Gordon Ramsay's, dare we say it, softer side comes out when the formidable chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Cory Monteith's addiction-related death will be addressed in the "Glee" episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, a Fox executive said Thursday.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - It doesn't debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom "Dads" is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.
VINCE GILL, PAUL FRANKLIN REVISIT BAKERSFIELD ERA: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vince Gill, country music's modern ambassador, and Paul Franklin, Nashville's most sought after steel guitar player, are bringing the twang back to country with a new collection of songs from the Bakersfield era.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre, Jr. Summer Program 2013 will present a full-scale musical production of The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers' Edition.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering fall interpretive programs at New Melones Lake.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
COLUMBIA - Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park Sept. 26 to Oct. 26 with Mark Twain's "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage."
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night this evening, and performances on Sept. 18 (Thursday) through Sept. 21, (Sunday) in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night on Sept. 17, and performances on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets are now on sale with group and general admission tickets on sale Oct. 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or ...
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical "Chicago" starting tonight and running through Sunday, Sept. 28.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Terra Incognita, an exhibition of the work of Noah Wilson, a photography instructor at MJC.
MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
STOCKTON - Stockton Symphony's new season that opens this month is offering everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie and more.
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.