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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


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

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.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

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 ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

January 27, 2015 | | 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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