PLEASANTON - The 147th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 at the Alameda County fairgrounds features the U.S. Marine Band San Diego and the L.A. Scots Grade I Pipe Band appearing together side-by-side.
MODESTO - The Slim Man Live CD release concert takes place Friday, Sept. 14, .in the garden at the Tuolumne River Lodge at 2429 River Road in Modesto just across the river from the airport runway.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Just 22, Isaac Hernandez already had performed from Havana to Moscow to Jackson, Mississippi, not to mention four years as a professional with the San Francisco Ballet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens.
SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as they present "There Goes the Bride", a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.
STOCKTON - The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour stops at the Bob Hope Theatre on Friday, Oct, 12.
MODESTO - The 2012 Wild West Gala, Jeans & Jewels benefitting the Society for Handicapped Children & Adults will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Durrer Barn in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - After years of breathless anticipation - at least on the part of the tabloids - Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.
STOCKTON - Delta College's Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 7th Annual Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Competition from Aug. 16 through Sept. 13.
STOCKTON - Ballroom Bootcamp and Parache Dance Studio are presenting the "5th Annual Stockton Showcase" of dancing on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m.at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. "I heard sounds that other children didn't hear," he wrote in his autobiography.
BURBANK (AP) - Police were called to a Costco store in a Los Angeles suburb after comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the store, which is not selling her latest book.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing - tall, handsome and composed - and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them.
SONORA - The Double Cupp Diner sits on the side of the road "somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC." But from June 13 to July 27 the diner – the setting of "Pump Boys and Dinettes" – will relocate to East Sonora as Sierra Repertory Theatre stages another rendition of this popular musical.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery next summer concert on Saturday, June 14, features the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
STOCKTON - The free Movies At The Point offered by the City of Stockton Community Services Department starts June 13.
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together through July 13 at the Manteca store at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents The Rez Sisters directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, with performances on May 29, 30 and 31 and June 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 7 in the Little Theatre of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.