Doug John didn't pick up a guitar until he was 55.
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
"Brave" - Pixar is long overdue for a feature with a strong female character at its center. Now that she's arrived, it's clear that she deserves better. "Brave" is beautiful to look at, as you would expect given the technical and artistic standard the animation behemoth has set. Set in the wilds of Scotland, this 13th Pixar feature is full of lush, green forests and dramatic, rolling hills, all of which look even more idyllic bathed in a delicate, mystical sunlight. Our heroine, the feisty and free-spirited Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), has a finely detailed mane of ...
STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.
MURPHYS - Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.
JACKSON - Mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight 148 on Saturday, July 7.
STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.
Bass Pro Shops' Manteca store at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Union Road and 120 Bypass, is offering free outdoors classes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party - and a bacon sundae.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO and producers of "Game of Thrones" apologized Thursday for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush's severed head on a spike.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will present the dynamic country duo Big & Rich in concert with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on Saturday, Aug. 4.
MURPHYS - Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series which will feature some world-class performers, including Reba on July 21, John Fogerty on Aug. 3, Heart on Aug. 11, and Jeff Foxworthy on Sept. 8.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "A Hair Raising Good Time" at this year's Summer Sonata Thursday, July 19 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
Five hours of fun for the whole family is on tap at the Manteca Library Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Delicato Vineyards is holding its 16th Annual Photography Show from Sunday, June 24, through Saturday, July 14.
The Big Valley Travel Club offers many trips to the Bay Area to see the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants play as both teams continue their fight to win their respective divisions in the American and National Leagues.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m.