RIPON - Armed Forces Day is being observed this year by the men's chorus "Voices for the King".
It's one of only 23 towns in America with 80 percent visibility of an earth-shattering astronomical phenomenon – a place packed with tourists and news media that have traveled far and wide to get a glimpse.
CERES - Ceres will host the 24th annual Ceres Street Faire, a free venue in Whitmore Park next to Highway 99, the weekend of May 5-6.
STOCKTON - Shaquille O'Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, is presenting Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam Tour on Sunday, May 27, at the Bob Hope Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt could be defending his Olympic 200-meter title on a Thursday afternoon in the United States.
STOCKTON - The Zhong Hua Mandarin School offers a weekly program in Mandarin Chinese language instruction in Stockton.
STOCKTON - The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus returns to the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m.
MODESTO – Scotland's highly acclaimed Puppet State Theatre company will bring Jean Giono's story, The Man Who Planted Trees, to the Gallo Center stage on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
La Grange author and ex-con Casey Odland is the featured speaker at the Women's Success Network of Manteca luncheon set for Wednesday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous Banquet Room, 1357 N. Main St.
St. Paul's Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip on Sunday, May 20, to the Lake County Passion Play.
STOCKTON – Monsters are making music at the Stockton Arena June 19-20.
STOCKTON - The 2012 Stockton Asparagus Festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 & 29.
LODI - Micke Grove Zoo is celebrating colors, culture, and community this Cinco de Mayo.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College's Center for the Arts presents Arthur Miller's dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials in "The Crucible" at Delta's Tillie Lewis Theater, April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5 at 8 p.m., as well as April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.
STOCKTON - Country music superstar Martina McBride is performing Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Bob Hope Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law.
NEW YORK (AP) - The airing of a J.D. Salinger documentary has returned "The Catcher in the Rye" to the top of best-seller lists.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.
TUOLUMNE – Michael Jackson fans won't want to miss the electrifying Foreverland tribute band performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m.
PASADENA (AP) - Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show, which debuts next month with actor Will Smith and U2 as guests, will look familiar to people who appreciate his current work in the time slot following Jay Leno.
PASADENA (AP) - Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," ''12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.
1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
FIRST-TIMERS: It's never too late for an Academy Award nomination. Just ask June Squibb, who is a first-time Oscar nominee for her supporting role in "Nebraska" at 84 years old. Other first-time acting nominees joining her this year are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins and Lupita Nyong'o.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood's award season, never known for civility, is roiling from a heckling incident between "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and film critic Armond White.