DID OR DIDN'T SHE? BEYONCE QUESTIONED ON LIP SYNC: WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre Director James Reed has cast the musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," scheduled to open at SCT on March 6.
NEW YORK (AP) - Billboard is undergoing a revamp with the help of its newest Icon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.
LIVERMORE - Las Positas College announced today that the College, in conjunction with its partner and co-sponsor, Sandia National Laboratories will host the 2013 Regional Science Bowl for high school students.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Visual Arts Club is announcing the opening of an exhibition of long time MJC Art Professor Jerry Reilly.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Despite equal representation of male and female filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women working as directors and producers at the independent-film showcase over the past decade.
TURLOCK – "America's Beloved Tenor" Daniel Rodriguez and international soprano sensation Marla Kavanaugh will perform an exhilarating program of vocal works at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Sebastian Junger wishes his latest Sundance Film Festival documentary never had to be made.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American community, are on again.
Oakdale artist Joan Cardoza's "take it off" depicting a boy and his horse earned Best of Show honors at the 25th annual Delicato Fine Art Show.
STOCKTON – Rhythm and blues artist Keith Sweat is performing Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre.
Entries are now accepted for the annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa juried exhibition. Deadline for entries is March 1, with the exhibition to open on March 5. The awards presentation will be held on March 24 at the Sierra Artist Gallery, Highway 140 and 6th Street in Mariposa.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Fox network is putting a brave face on the shrinking appeal of "American Idol."
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.