STOCKTON - The popular classic "A Christmas Carol" is Stockton Civic Theatre's offering for the holiday season. Opening Wednesday, Nov. 13, the musical gets the full Broadway treatment under the direction of Joseph Toon with music by Alan Menken, and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.
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."
NEW YORK (AP) - "Fifty Shades of Grey" has its male lead, again.
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
NEW YORK (AP) - Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
LODI –Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Batman characters for its annual Halloween event, HalloWILD, hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - With talk of televising the Hollywood Film Awards Gala next year, stars at Monday's ceremony enjoyed what could be their last unedited award show.
MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by professional geologist and certified hydrogeologist Chris Petersen speaking on the topic of "Keeping Our Wells From Running Dry" on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on West Campus.
*WHAT: "Harvey" comedy production
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film The Invisible War on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
TORONTO (AP) - Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.
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.