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STING’S POINT

Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 61-year-old will sing songs from his new album, "The Last Ship," out Sept. 24. He also will talk about the creative process behind his play with the same name. The Public Theater is an arts organization and venue in New York City. Sting says in a statement the venue "was a natural fit to perform this material." Ticket ...

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Bynes in court for suspected bong toss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amanda Bynes wore a long aqua wig, false eyelashes and black sweatpants and a tank top for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Vieira will return to daytime TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Country singer Randy Travis in critical condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition a day after being hospitalized in Texas with heart problems.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Elton John cancels a London show

LONDON (AP) - Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment




Fogelsong, HOF label exec, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks' career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. He was 90.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'Dancing with Stars' pros, ex-lovers star in 'Forever Tango'

NEW YORK (AP) - In a sweltering midtown dance studio, two professionals from "Dancing With the Stars" were having the tables turned on them. On this recent afternoon, they were the dance students.

July 08, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

GRAMMY-WINNING HILL IN PRISON: DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Hill, who started singing with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s before releasing her multiplatinum 1998 album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. Her ...

July 08, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


What to do when other dogs bark at your dogs

DEAR DIDI: I have had the Standard Poodle breed for 25+ years. Two of my 3 are UKC GRCH and they all have their AKC CGC's. When I purchased my property 10 years ago I had the back yard fenced with 6' high chain link fencing. Not to keep my SPs in BUT other dogs out. Now my neighbors 2 grown children bring their dogs to run daily in their parents' non fenced in yard. One dog is aggressive & wants to fence fight! The other just runs on the outside of my fences barking and has caused my dogs ...

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Illnesses prompt wide Whole Foods recall of cheese item

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Maine moves to capture lobster-processing niche

ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) - For years, Maine's lobster processing industry was on simmer. But with the help of a glut of the state's signature seafood and a few savvy entrepreneurs who spotted a hole in the market, it's on its way to a rolling boil.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sacramento’s farm- to-fork food bank helps change lives

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Elegant Entertaining with Bold flavors

Family Features

July 07, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks on tap for Twisted Oak performance

VALLECITO - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks are performing Saturday, July 13, as part of the Twisted Oak Folk Concert Series.

July 05, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. drag race case

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.

August 13, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, 63, kills himself

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.

August 12, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

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.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony opens its 88th season on Sept. 13

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.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ sign new season contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Critter Corral at museum on weekends

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.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Hearing reset in Justin Bieber DUI incident

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.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'

August 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | People & Entertainment


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