MODESTO – The Central Valley's first Guitar Festival, Guitarraganza, will take place Sept. 25 – 28 and performing for the public will be some of America's most brilliant guitarists and will feature the Grammy Award winning ensemble Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).
Preparations are under way for the 19th annual Old-fashioned Barbecue Social to benefit the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.
Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.
MODESTO - The Modesto Pregnancy Center's 22nd Annual Fundraising Banquet is on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Ian Trueb always looked at television and movies a little bit differently.
Two young Manteca entrepreneurs - Andrew MacCready of Green Leaf Apparel and James Lara of Subconic Entertainment are presenting "On The Rising," a music, art, and fashion showcase that highlights the 209 area's rising talents tonight at 7 p.m. at Fat Cat Music House located at 930 11th Street, Modesto.
The 5th Annual Manteca Youth Focus Scholarship Fund Raiser will be on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Family Vineyards Tasting Room, 12001 South Highway 99.
United Way's Manteca/Lathrop Community Council will be hosting their third annual wine & chocolate event on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley in Manteca.
TRACY – Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicks off the sixth Presenting Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.
STOCKTON - Directed by Ric Campero, the Stockton Singers is a new choir in the Stockton Chorale family of choruses and is geared toward individuals who want to experience a variety of choral music and improve their singing skills, but without a strenuous rehearsal commitment. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church
316 N. El Dorado, Stockton, in the Guild Hall. Rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - The Broadway musical "Grease" is Stockton Civic Theatre's opening show of the 2012-2013 season.
GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American forces against terrorist suspects.
Enjoy summer's grand finale at Bass Pro Shops in Manteca during their Labor Day Hometown Festival. This fun, free family event occurs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 from noon to 5 p.m.
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.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering fall interpretive programs at New Melones Lake.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
COLUMBIA - Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park Sept. 26 to Oct. 26 with Mark Twain's "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage."
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night this evening, and performances on Sept. 18 (Thursday) through Sept. 21, (Sunday) in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night on Sept. 17, and performances on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets are now on sale with group and general admission tickets on sale Oct. 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or ...
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical "Chicago" starting tonight and running through Sunday, Sept. 28.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Terra Incognita, an exhibition of the work of Noah Wilson, a photography instructor at MJC.
MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
STOCKTON - Stockton Symphony's new season that opens this month is offering everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie and more.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.