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Elton John challenges new harsh Russian anti-gay law

NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sales for Salinger books jump after TV doc airs

NEW YORK (AP) - The airing of a J.D. Salinger documentary has returned "The Catcher in the Rye" to the top of best-seller lists.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


So many Grammy await on Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Michael Jackson tribute band performing at Black Oak Feb. 15

TUOLUMNE – Michael Jackson fans won't want to miss the electrifying Foreverland tribute band performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fallon to begin 'Tonight' run with Will Smith, U2

PASADENA (AP) - Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show, which debuts next month with actor Will Smith and U2 as guests, will look familiar to people who appreciate his current work in the time slot following Jay Leno.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Paul Simon, Sting \ rehearsing for upcoming tour

PASADENA (AP) - Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


In the three-horse Oscar race, who emerges as the favorite?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," ''12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fun stuff to know about Thursday's Oscar nominations:

FIRST-TIMERS: It's never too late for an Academy Award nomination. Just ask June Squibb, who is a first-time Oscar nominee for her supporting role in "Nebraska" at 84 years old. Other first-time acting nominees joining her this year are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins and Lupita Nyong'o.

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


NY Film Critics apologize for heckling

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood's award season, never known for civility, is roiling from a heckling incident between "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and film critic Armond White.

January 07, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fans are up for 'Downton Abbey'

NEW YORK (AP) - As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, "Downton Abbey" remains a saga about elegance, tradition and gentility - and the pressures of preserving them.

January 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


'Saturday Night Live' comes to China's Internet

BEIJING (AP) - A popular online video site is bringing the irreverent, topical humor of "Saturday Night Live" to China.

January 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Extreme groomers dazzling up dogs with bling, color, & bows

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur.

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


The Peabody Trio performing at Faye Spanos Concert Hall

STOCKTON - The Peabody Trio returns to Stockton on Sunday, Feb. 9

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Junior League rummage sale March 1

STOCKTON - Junior League of San Joaquin County's enormous "Twice is Nice" Rummage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way.

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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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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