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African-American tradition returns to Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American community, are on again.

January 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Oakdale entry earns Best of Show honors at 25th Delicato Fine Art event

Oakdale artist Joan Cardoza's "take it off" depicting a boy and his horse earned Best of Show honors at the 25th annual Delicato Fine Art Show.

January 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | People & Entertainment


R&B artist Keith Sweat appearing Feb. 17 on Bob Hope Theatre stage

STOCKTON – Rhythm and blues artist Keith Sweat is performing Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre.

January 17, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Art in miniatures juried exhibition looking for entries for March show

Entries are now accepted for the annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniatures in Mariposa juried exhibition. Deadline for entries is March 1, with the exhibition to open on March 5. The awards presentation will be held on March 24 at the Sierra Artist Gallery, Highway 140 and 6th Street in Mariposa.

January 17, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sniping, then singing as 'American Idol' returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Fox network is putting a brave face on the shrinking appeal of "American Idol."

January 17, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Monaco royals miffed over Princess Grace film

PARIS (AP) - Monaco's royal family has criticized a feature film about the late Princess Grace, saying it presents a glamorized and inaccurate view of her life.

January 17, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun.

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.

January 17, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'American Idol' returns betting big on new judges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is facing a $36 million-plus question: Will that combined paycheck lavished on superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban pay off in ratings?

January 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Tango champion duo returning to Modesto

MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, who in 2011 won the stage category of the Argentine Tango USA competition for the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires, will be in Modesto on Saturday, March 2.

January 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Jodie Foster reveals she's gay

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Jodie Foster came out without really coming out, and suggested she was retiring from acting without exactly saying so, in a long, breathless and rambling speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

January 13, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'Argo' & 'Les Miserables' win best-picture at Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Iran hostage thriller "Argo" was a surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite.

January 13, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


‘Lincoln’ gets 12 nominations ‘Les Miserables’.’Life of Pi’, Django’ also in best flick race

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga "Lincoln" led with 12 nominations.

January 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Timberlake hints of return to music

NEW YORK (AP) - Is Justin Timberlake bringing his music career back?

January 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Britney Spears out of 'X Factor'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is out of "The X Factor" after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show's plans said Thursday.

January 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Fun stuff to know about Thursday's Oscar nominations:

GOLDEN AGE: At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour" is now the oldest best actress nominee, while 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is the youngest in that category. The oldest nominee across all acting categories remains Gloria Stuart, who was 87 when she received a supporting actress nod for 1997's "Titanic," and the youngest is Justin Henry, who was 8 when he was nominated as supporting actor for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer."

January 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Song of the San Joaquin poetry reading set for Aug. 2

MODESTO – Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read their poems at the presentation of "Song of the San Joaquin", Summer Issue, Vol. XI, #3, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 "I" St. in Modesto.

July 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ripon’s Petersen offers Mistlin watercolor classes

Award-winning watercolorist Dan Petersen and ceramicist, Stan Holtz, will be combining their talents in a special two-man exhibition at the Mistlin Gallery from Aug.19 through Sept. 20.

July 15, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Twisted Oak Winery concert series features Nina Gerber, Chris Webster

VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery is presenting Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert on Saturday, July 26.

July 15, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Old Sacramento walking tours

SACRAMENTO - Due to popular demand, the weekend "Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy" Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended through Aug. 24.

July 15, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Harper Lee says she didn’t OK new book about her and her older sister

CHICAGO (AP) - The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.

July 15, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Comic book do-gooder Archie dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.

July 15, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


The Sound of Music returns to Fallon House on July 11

COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.

July 08, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Buddhist Church plans annual cultural bazaar Aug. 2-3

STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.

July 08, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Big Band Street Dance in Columbia

COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia's 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.

July 08, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Railtown offers hands-on experience ‘crew for a day’ program participants

JAMESTOWN – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special "Crew for a Day" program perfect for rail fans interested in a unique, hands-on experience. The exciting new offering, which helps to raise much-needed funds for the Park, is available now but must be scheduled in advance.

July 08, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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