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NIELSEN: 20.6 MILLION WATCHED INAUGURATION: NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Walhberg: Boy band union is strong for summer tour

NEW YORK (AP) - For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?"

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Super WHY at Bob Hope Theatre April 5

STOCKTON –The Bob Hope Theatre will be a destination for the Spring 2013 U.S. tour of "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" on April 5.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Ports plan appearances by by legends Fingers, Perry & Cepeda

STOCKTON, – The Stockton Ports, class "A" affiliate of the 2012 American League West Division Champion Oakland Athletics have arranged celebrity appearances by Rollie Fingers on May 3, Gaylord Perry on July 13, and Orlando Cepeda on Aug. 9.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entries sought for Almond Blossom Run set for Feb. 23 at Stouffer Park

RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce's 31st annual Almond Blossom Run is Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Mavis Stouffer Park.

January 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sirius XM Radio creating Comedy Central channel with TV comics

NEW YORK (AP) - Sirius XM Radio and Comedy Central are teaming up to create a new channel on the satellite radio service devoted to showcasing the television network's stable of stand-up comics.

January 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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McHenry Mansion benefit at Tresetti's

January 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Odd News

SODA SPILLS, FREEZES ON PA. ROAD WHEN RIGS CRASH: READING, Pa. (AP) - Everyone knows soda can be bad for your teeth. Sometimes, it can apparently threaten the morning commute, too.

January 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

DID OR DIDN'T SHE? BEYONCE QUESTIONED ON LIP SYNC: WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

January 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Geese take flight at Merced Wildlife Refuge

My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Civic Theatre casts ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre Director James Reed has cast the musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," scheduled to open at SCT on March 6.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Billboard begins magazine, website revamp effort

NEW YORK (AP) - Billboard is undergoing a revamp with the help of its newest Icon.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manti Te'o to talk with Katie Couric

NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Las Positas College, Sandia host Regional Science Bowl

LIVERMORE - Las Positas College announced today that the College, in conjunction with its partner and co-sponsor, Sandia National Laboratories will host the 2013 Regional Science Bowl for high school students.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MJC presents art by Jerry Reilly Show runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 14

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Visual Arts Club is announcing the opening of an exhibition of long time MJC Art Professor Jerry Reilly.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Guitarraganza features six concerts at Modesto locales

MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Theater presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Celtic music at Ripon Arts League’s next concert

Highland Way is bringing Celtic music to the next Ripon Arts League concert set for Thursday, March 12, at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Salute to Louis Armstrong set for March 13

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz will present "The Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" featuring trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling on both vocals and trumpet, Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Marine sanctuaries talk at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Trips range from casino gambling to San Francisco

The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Patty Hearst back in the news with early win at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


50 shades of green: How studio roped men into seeing ‘Grey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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