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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.
MODESTO - The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering" by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.
STOCKTON - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.
BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.
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STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.
PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.
STOCKTON - The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno.
MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC's International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.