OCKTON - SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises.
Give Every Child a Chance is staging Miss Ropin' on the River Rodeo Queen Competition.
Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale May 10-11 concert, celebrating American music, will feature the premier performance of a work commissioned by the Stockton Chorale: "I Heard You Singing", by the internationally renowned David Conte.
MODESTO - Celebrated L.A. culture-mashers Ozomatli - a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dance hall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga - performs at the State Theatre tonight.
WHAT: Twisted Folk 2013 Summer Concert Series
MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by Jim Hetrick, PhD., speaking on "Discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle" on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Forum 110 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. in Modesto.
MODESTO - Recognizing the 50th anniversary, Modesto Junior College will have a free public reading of "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. on the East Campus Quad.
TURLOCK - The inaugural Central Valley Brewfest takes first June 1 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on "Accidental Racist."
STOCKTON – Actor/comedian Chris Tucker brings his stand-up comedy show to the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, May 18.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Anne Martin, will present a concert featuring everything from Beethoven to Louis Armstrong on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Media and Performing Arts Center.
RIPON - Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
MODESTO - The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College will offer a showing of the documentary Harvest of Empire, the untold story of Latinos in America, on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus. The film is free, open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Eduardo Lopez.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the 36th New Music Concert. The event will take place on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center.
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.
The Professional Bull Riders and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 at the Manteca store.