MODESTO - Recognizing the 50th anniversary, Modesto Junior College will have a free public reading of "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. on the East Campus Quad.
TURLOCK - The inaugural Central Valley Brewfest takes first June 1 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on "Accidental Racist."
STOCKTON – Actor/comedian Chris Tucker brings his stand-up comedy show to the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, May 18.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Anne Martin, will present a concert featuring everything from Beethoven to Louis Armstrong on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Media and Performing Arts Center.
RIPON - Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
MODESTO - The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College will offer a showing of the documentary Harvest of Empire, the untold story of Latinos in America, on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus. The film is free, open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Eduardo Lopez.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the 36th New Music Concert. The event will take place on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center.
STOCKTON - The United States Air Force Jazz Ensemble "The Commanders" with guest artist Diane Schuur, is performing in Stockton on Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m., for an inspirational free concert at Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
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MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by Dr. Carol Stoker, NASA , speaking on "The Search for Life on Mars: What have we learned and what should we do next?" on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Forum 110 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave..
MODESTO ─ The Modesto Junior College Music Department will present a Spring String Recital on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus. Admission is free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.
STOCKTON - The Fashion Program at San Joaquin Delta College is holding the hugely popular Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Danner Hall on Delta College campus.
STOCKTON - Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m..
STOCKTON - The United States Air Force Jazz Ensemble "The Commanders" with guest artist Diane Schuur, will touchdown in Stockton on Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m., for an inspirational free concert at Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.
PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.
Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.
LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...
The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.
Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.