TUOLUMNE – Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler, who was a vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the band, will be performing on May 15..
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.
STOCKTON - Everybody's favorite ogre is coming to the stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a free FanFest on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can't be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre continues to celebrate the start of its 35th Anniversary season with its first-ever Directors Brunch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paula Deen says she relates to football player Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's one name David Arquette's expectant girlfriend will not allow for their baby boy: Astro.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
• OSCARS TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley. He was 81.
The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at no cost.
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, 2011and 2013 Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, will return to Modesto on Saturday, March 1, for two workshops and to perform at a milonga (tango party).
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the California State Department of Fish and Game will plant 2,700 pounds of trout at Oak Grove Regional Park for the 11th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.
"Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes."