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.
BEIJING (AP) - A popular online video site is bringing the irreverent, topical humor of "Saturday Night Live" to China.
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.
STOCKTON - The Peabody Trio returns to Stockton on Sunday, Feb. 9
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.
*WHAT: Manteca Kindred Arts presents Golden Bough in concert
WHAT: Nashville recording artist Katie Byrd will play songs from self-titled album in full-band show.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop is holding its annual Crab Feed Saturday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Manteca Quilter's 35th Annual Quilt and Soft Doll Show featuring Cathie Hoover and Elinor Peace Bailey is set for March 1-2 at the MRPS Hall.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the Holiday Candlelight Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1416 Maze Blvd., in Modesto.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and 3-D animated musical "Frozen" dished up box office records over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Television viewers in Bismarck, N.D., were treated to some real class this weekend when none other than the great Ron Burgundy read them the news.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars film "Return of the Jedi" on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East campus. T
LODI - The San Joaquin County Historical Museum will deck all the halls for this year's 22nd annual Festival of Trees.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Community Concert Band presents a Fall Concert, featuring Godzilla Eats Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The event is open to the public and admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "Tough Guise 2" on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2014 season this March with the epic Les Miserables.
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.
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.
STOCKTON - The Ying Quartet is returning to the University of the Pacific on Sunday, April 6.
NEW YORK (AP) - Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.