STOCKTON - A full program of Beethoven is in store when the Stockton Symphony begins its Classics season on Thursday, Nov. 15.
HALF MOON BAY–– The 42nd Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is expected to draw hordes of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a fun-filled festival on historic Main Street this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
STOCKTON - Chris Brubeck opens the Stockton Symphony's Classics season with a Mini-Brubeck Festival on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13.
TRACY – Starbucks Coffee Company and the Women's Center – Youth & Family Services are teaming up to host the 10th Annual "Break the Silence on Domestic Violence" Walk-A-Thon in Tracy on Saturday, Oct. 13.
New Sierra Rep play captures the hard angles of love, war & life transitions
MODESTO - Sierra High graduate and "The Voice" finalist Lindsey Pavao is performing on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at a Modesto Sound teen recording and creative arts studio concert fundraiser at the home of one of Modesto Sound's board members.
COLUMBIA - The 28th annual Harvest Festifall will be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14.
STOCKTON - Members of University of the Pacific's 2012-13 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet will perform the world premiere of Chris Brubeck's Adventure for Jazz Quintet and Orchestra with the Stockton Symphony when it begins its Classics season on Thursday, Oct. 11.
RIPON - A soft-spoken man of faith – retired National Guardsman Bill DeKok – told Rotarians Wednesday noon how he had survived a death sentence from pancreatic cancer.
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is staging the 30th annual Fiddle & Bango contest plus chili cook-off on Saturday Oct. 6.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale will bring a celebration of music by and about women who are Saints, Queens and Mothers on Nov. 2 and 4.
East Bay Mudd band helps power Pumpkin Fair Main Stage music
Texas Hold 'Em players that manage to win at the Give Every Child A Chance 12th Annual Kings and Queens Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday will make out like bandits.
MODESTO - Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, the Modesto Film Society's Cinema Club presents the political satire "Being There" on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at Modesto's Historic State Theatre.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Great Valley Museum and Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division are hosting a family oriented Science Fest with the theme "Wild Planet Day" on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.