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Stockton staging dancing showcase Oct. 7

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.

August 09, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

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.

August 08, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Joan Rivers protests Costco not selling her book

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.

August 08, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Gore Vidal, celebrated author, dies

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.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Rihanna, Drake score 5 Video Music Award nods

NEW YORK (AP) - The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


McQueen watch auctioned for nearly $800K

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A watch worn by Steve McQueen in "Le Mans" sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.

August 01, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


46 tickets left for Manteca concert featuring ‘The Voice’s’ Lindsey Pavao

Lindsey Pavao is coming home.

July 31, 2012 | Jason Campbell | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony to perform with Jackie Evancho at Ironstone Vineyards on Aug. 31

MURPHYS - The Stockton Symphony will be joining young sensation Jackie Evancho during her concert with Tony Bennett at Ironstone Vineyards on Friday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m.

July 31, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98.

July 30, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Metallica burns it up at start of Mexico tour

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Metallica vocalist James Hetfield had warned things could get perilous at the start of the band's fifth tour of Mexico, saying "We're very focused on how dangerous this show is."

July 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Sheen sitcom poised for 90-episode pickup

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Charlie Sheen says he's not insane anymore.

July 29, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Increase in Burning Man crowd size in desert is challenged

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man is appealing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision to increase the Burning Man festival's attendance cap in the Nevada desert.

July 22, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


‘Vampire Diaries’ wins big at Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Vampire Diaries" has already sucked up five trophies at the Teen Choice Awards.

July 22, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


YCCD offers nature photography course at High Sierra Institute

SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.

July 21, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


‘Mad Men’ in the hunt for an Emmy Awards record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's Emmy nominations are set for Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with "Mad Men" making a bid for Emmy history, while a couple of fresh-faced girls flirt with possible first nominations.

July 19, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


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MJC celebrates Bach in Subways Day

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra will celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach with a "Bach in the Subways Day" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at 10th Street Plaza, located at 1010 10th Street in Modesto.

March 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Dog Days at Bas Pro Shops

For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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


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