OSCAR HOST SETH MACFARLANE TO ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the first time in 40 years, the host of the Academy Awards will help announce the Oscar nominations.
PASADENA (AP) - On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will star on a new cable TV show with the woman he married after his release from federal prison on a corruption conviction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office.
PALM SPRINGS (AP) - The Award Season Express made its first stop of the new year in the middle of the desert a couple hours east of Hollywood at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival gala.
• Rare color photos of The Beatles to go up for sale: LONDON (AP) - Unpublished early color photographs of The Beatles' first U.S. tour will be sold at a U.K. auction.
STOCKTON – Rhythm and blues artist Keith Sweat is performing Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre.
MODESTO - Two concerts start of 2013 at the Modesto State Theatre. Master harp-blower Mark Hummeland his all-star line-up of harmonica greats perform a tribute to the legendary Jimmy Reed on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28, $38 and $45. Then on Wednesday, Jan. 16, starting at 8 p.m. The State offers a night of East Bay Funk with Tower Of Power. Tickets are $40, $45, and $50. Mark Hummel's Blues ...
STOCKTON - Loki Rhythm is performing at the Emerson Coffee House to celebrate musical sounds from around the world on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.
MODESTO - Country Crossroads Quilt Guild of Modesto is presenting the 2013 "Heart of the Valley" Quilts and Textile Arts Show, Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20, at Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K Street in Downtown Modesto.
It doesn't take Chris Teicheira long to fill-up a comedy roster. Over the last few years he's been able to make connections throughout Northern California, and whenever he plans on putting a show together it takes less than a handful of phone calls to get the commitments necessary to put quality acts together. But he went a different route when planning the upcoming "2 Comics and 1 Zilch" show this weekend at Modesto's Fat Cat ...
MODESTO - Award-winning Alligator Records artists Rick Estrin and Joe Louis Walker will perform on Thursday, Jan. 10, at The State Theatre in Modesto.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria celebrates Elvis' Birthday with a big bash in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8. The show is at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Golden Bough is presenting "Christmas on Celtic Land" on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Manteca Kindred Arts concert series.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of "Survivor."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kenny Rogers still records and performs - when the mood strikes him - but he's glad he no longer lives the life of a pop star.
LONDON (AP) - Actress Emma Thompson says dancing with Prince Charles is "better than sex." Thompson makes the comment in a Time magazine feature on the 64-year-old heir to the British throne. Charles tells the magazine he has had a lifelong desire to "heal and make things better." The prince, who backs a host of charitable and environmental causes, said he feels it is his "duty to worry about everybody and their lives in this ...
NEW YORK (AP) - "Fifty Shades of Grey" has its male lead, again. Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey, the lead role that Charlie Hunnam withdrew from recently. Dornan will star alongside female lead Dakota Johnson, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Shooting is planned to begin in November, with a release in August next year. Hunnam's departure left the project momentarily reeling. The big-screen adaption of E L James' bestselling erotic novel has been ...
LODI - Sylvia Sun Minnick, research historian and author of three books on Chinese heritage in Stockton and her recently published memoirs, will speak Monday, Oct. 28, at the San Joaquin County Historical Society's general membership meeting and potluck dinner
*WHAT: Manteca Kindred Arts 2013-14 concert season