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Braff targets ‘Bullets over Broadway’

NEW YORK (AP) - Zach Braff will make his Broadway debut next year in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen's crime caper "Bullets Over Broadway." The only person who might be more excited than Braff is his dad.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MOVIES

NEW YORK (AP) - So this was the deal: For $50, you got to see Brad Pitt's hotly anticipated zombie thriller "World War Z" before all your friends. You also got 3D glasses to keep, popcorn and sodas, a poster, the DVD when it comes out, and an intimate dinner with Brad.

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sequel to Pitt's 'World War Z' is in works

NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Pitt is getting his action franchise after all.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Twain Harte hosts Summer Arts & Wine Festival on July 27-28

TWAIN HARTE - The 35th Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival takes place July 27-28 in the village's downtown district.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carrey says his new movie too violent after Newtown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Carrey is distancing himself from his own movie, saying the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre changed his perspective on the violence in his upcoming action comedy "Kick-Ass 2."

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Jazz singer Josh Pfeiffer among Black Oak entertainment line-up

TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Medication is helpful for slow-to-empty stomach

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am 73 years old. I understand there is effective treatment. My gastroenterologist has recommended a special diet to help me gain weight. -- P.M.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca Rec offers cooking classes for kids

Kids can learn to cook on their own through two classes offered through the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Downey Jr. signs on for 2 more 'Avengers' films

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for two more "Avengers" films.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Gandolfini mourned in ‘Sopranos' towns

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a "reserved" sign at the ice cream parlor booth where the series abruptly ended, and a framed photo at a strip club were among the tributes paid to James Gandolfini in the northern New Jersey communities where his TV character Tony Soprano lived, loved and whacked people.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


James Gandolfini: He let characters he played star

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June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


FAST FACTS

WHAT: Oakland Museum of California

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Munro says she is 'probably' done writing

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than a year after Philip Roth announced he had stopped writing books, another literary great may be retiring: Alice Munro.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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MJC Jam ‘n Jive Dance concert celebrates ‘The British Invasion’

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night on Sept. 17, and performances on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sierra Rep’s season tickets for 2015 season now on sale

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets are now on sale with group and general admission tickets on sale Oct. 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or ...

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic staging ‘Chicago’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical "Chicago" starting tonight and running through Sunday, Sept. 28.

September 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC presents Terra Incognita exhibition

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Terra Incognita, an exhibition of the work of Noah Wilson, a photography instructor at MJC.

September 02, 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.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cirque de la Symphonie plans pair of Stockton performances

STOCKTON - Stockton Symphony's new season that opens this month is offering everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie and more.

September 01, 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.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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


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