I've tried the sugguestions found http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-ajax-event-calendar-ajax-event-calendar-dont-like-the-apostrophes?replies=11#post-2259386 without luck. I read through the forum links and I’ve tried every suggestion and even going in and turning off the magic quotes in the php.ini for the main directory! I’ve added a php.ini file to the sub directory for the specific theme I tested, sub directory where WordPress was installed for a site within the main directory, added the lines to remove in the htcaccess.ini files, added in the block of codes to remove at runtime, etc. Our hosting service is GoDaddy and was wondering if anyone haas GoDaddy hosting that uses WordPress and has luck resolving this issue? Thank you!