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Idol’s Taylor Hicks at Bankhead

LIVERMORE - One of the most beloved and popular "American Idol" winners of all time, Taylor Hicks brings his unique take on country, Southern soul, blues and R&B to the Bankhead Theater in December.

November 13, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Red Tie Arts plans Black Friday concert

Red Tie Arts - a non-profit that staged concerts this past summer at Ripon's Lucca Winery - is launching a winter concert series.

November 13, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


IT’S HALLOWEEN!

Besides traditional trick or treating there are plenty of Halloween activities for kids this evening in Manteca.

October 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Pitch’ on Fox explores 1st woman in major leagues

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Remarkably, the lead actress and lead writer of "Pitch" have been asked by strangers whether the Fox TV series about the first woman in the major leagues is based on a true story.

September 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Sound of Music’ actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for sweetly portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.

September 18, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Game of Thrones" conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs.

September 18, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Singh’s response to how city can deal with homeless

Editor's note: The last paragraph of Manteca City Council hopeful Gary Singh's response to the question "Any thoughts on how the City of Manteca can improve the homeless situation in Manteca?" that was posed to all six candidates was inadvertently left off in Saturday's Bulletin. Singh's response appears below in its entirety.

September 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Endurance swimmer cancels record swim attempt due to winds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An endurance swimmer ended her attempt on Saturday to become the first woman to accomplish the longest solo, unassisted swim after facing high winds during the 93-mile swim from Sacramento to Tiburon on the western edge of San Francisco Bay.

September 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Beyonce proves she’s in her own at MTV video awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ strums stop-motion wonder

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.

August 21, 2016 | JAKE COYLE | People & Entertainment


The Pitch is On With ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2015’

Konami's "PES" series has been going head to head against EA's "Fifa" series since the turn of the century, and the result usually favored "Fifa." It took a while for Konami to pull ahead, but "Pro Evolution Soccer 2015" scores a hat trick with a new gaming engine, complex ball handling and realistic A.I.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘War Dogs’ tells a crazy story of young arms dealers

"War Dogs " is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in modern American history.

August 21, 2016 | LINDSEY BAHR | People & Entertainment


This wasn’t Gibson’s first rodeo with unwanted press

Q: I heard that the actor who plays Hotch on "Criminal Minds" got in some trouble the other day. What happened? Also, my mom insists she remembers he starred in a soap. Is she right? If so, which show was he on? - Lawrence, Louisville, Ky.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Norman Lear explores social inequality

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple.

July 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


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MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as ...

May 07, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘Fate of the Furious’ laps new films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The ...

April 24, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarist, illustrator offer Wine Country history view

LIVERMORE - In a perfect pairing of music and art at the Bankhead Theater, acoustic guitarist Brian Gore and renowned illustrator Bill Russell bring to life ...

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Entries accepted April 28, 29 for Lathrop Mayor’s Art Show

Planning for the 24th annual Mayor's Art Show and Sale is currently in the works.

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Game developer sues over park-permit requirement

IRVINE (AP) - A California gaming company sued Milwaukee County Friday over its requirement that developers get a permit to have augmented-reality games like "Pokemon Go ...

April 21, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at age 85

WOODSIDE (AP) - Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.

April 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Jazz band spring concert set for April 10

MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Jazz Band Spring Concert on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MJC offers spring string recital

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Arlo Guthrie returning to Livermore’s Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie returns to the Bankhead Theater with his "Running Down the Road" tour on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 ...

March 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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