STOCKTON - The popular classic "A Christmas Carol" is Stockton Civic Theatre's offering for the holiday season. Opening Wednesday, Nov. 13, the musical gets the full Broadway treatment under the direction of Joseph Toon with music by Alan Menken, and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of "Survivor."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kenny Rogers still records and performs - when the mood strikes him - but he's glad he no longer lives the life of a pop star.
LONDON (AP) - Actress Emma Thompson says dancing with Prince Charles is "better than sex."
NEW YORK (AP) - "Fifty Shades of Grey" has its male lead, again.
LODI - Sylvia Sun Minnick, research historian and author of three books on Chinese heritage in Stockton and her recently published memoirs, will speak Monday, Oct. 28, at the San Joaquin County Historical Society's general membership meeting and potluck dinner
*WHAT: Manteca Kindred Arts 2013-14 concert season
NEW YORK (AP) - Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
LODI –Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Batman characters for its annual Halloween event, HalloWILD, hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - With talk of televising the Hollywood Film Awards Gala next year, stars at Monday's ceremony enjoyed what could be their last unedited award show.
MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by professional geologist and certified hydrogeologist Chris Petersen speaking on the topic of "Keeping Our Wells From Running Dry" on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on West Campus.
*WHAT: "Harvey" comedy production
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film The Invisible War on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.
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.
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.
Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'
Bass Pro's Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.
One of the most performed shows in America is coming to Cornerstone Community Church.
TUOLUMNE – The Cadillac Three – which Rolling Stone Country labeled as one of "Ten New Artists You Need to Know" – will be performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 7.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.