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MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show.

May 07, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘Fate of the Furious’ laps new films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

April 24, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarist, illustrator offer Wine Country history view

LIVERMORE - In a perfect pairing of music and art at the Bankhead Theater, acoustic guitarist Brian Gore and renowned illustrator Bill Russell bring to life the beauty of California's Wine Country, including Livermore's own rich history. Gore, who has performed multiple times at the Bankhead Theater as founder of International Guitar Night, evokes stories and moods with his music as Russell creates a feast for the eyes using a myriad of visual styles.

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Entries accepted April 28, 29 for Lathrop Mayor’s Art Show

Planning for the 24th annual Mayor's Art Show and Sale is currently in the works.

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Game developer sues over park-permit requirement

IRVINE (AP) - A California gaming company sued Milwaukee County Friday over its requirement that developers get a permit to have augmented-reality games like "Pokemon Go" played at its parks.

April 21, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at age 85

WOODSIDE (AP) - Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.

April 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Jazz band spring concert set for April 10

MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Jazz Band Spring Concert on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC offers spring string recital

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Arlo Guthrie returning to Livermore’s Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie returns to the Bankhead Theater with his "Running Down the Road" tour on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Berry’s 1st album in decades is ‘sensational’

NEW YORK (AP) - Chuck Berry's death came just weeks before the debut single off his first new studio album in nearly four decades was scheduled to go on sale, a friend of the rock 'n' roll legend said.

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Risky leap into Trump resistance

NEW YORK (AP) - Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance.

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Trump budget clouds 50th year for Public Broadcasting network

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be a hollow celebration.

March 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

NEW YORK (AP) - Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday.

March 12, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Blue is the color of the season at Paris shows

PARIS (AP) - It's no secret that politics infuses fashion - and some critics are interpreting the mania for blue at Paris Fashion Week as a statement of "the blues" about the perceived rise of nationalism across Europe and America.

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Film spotlights human trafficking as Trump promises action

BOSTON (AP) - A new documentary is spotlighting human trafficking across the globe, with a focus on the grassroots activists trying to end the scourge.

March 05, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Pulitzer Prize- winning poet, dies at age 96

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) - Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


OJ Simpson freed; parole official says he’ll live in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free early Sunday after nine years for armed robbery arranged ...

October 01, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


New season of ‘SNL’ roars back by mocking Trump early

NEW YORK (AP) - The new season of "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time getting topical - or mocking Donald Trump - with an opening sketch that featured ...

October 01, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jake LaMotta the boxer who inspired ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 21, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Trump omnipresent over ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony ...

September 18, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


2017 EMMY AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dystopian vision of "The Handmaid's Tale," the deeply cynical Washington comedy "Veep" and the ever-topical "Saturday Night Live" won top ...

September 18, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Gone to Pot: Former Raider is selling weed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The display case just inside the front door is filled with the kind of stuff you would find at any sports memorabilia ...

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the ...

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Which Emmy nominee will be Best Drama pick?

NEW YORK (AP) - Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn.

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Taylor Swift’s eye-popping new video debuts at VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift debuted the eye-popping music video for her new song at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which featured the singer ...

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally ...

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of ...

August 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jerry Lewis, comedy icon host dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to ...

August 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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