Category Archives: Art

Coverage of the arts in in the Stockton, California area.

Memoir by Stockton author now available

A memoir written by Josephine Ruelas of Stockton was released posthumously and is now available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and through Author House Publications. “En Mi Viejo San Juan” covers Ruelas’ youth in the Roaring Twenties, and her coming of age against various California backdrops. Ruelas wanted to share with readers the history […]

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Stockton author’s memoir available online

Stockton resident Alma Arthur’s recently published memoir, “Wild Violets: The Years of Hope,” is now for sale. The book is available on and Barnes and Noble’s website. The memoir covers Arthur’s childhood in Abita Springs, La., in the 1930s and moves forward through her life. She was active in Stockton Civic Theatre and the San […]

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Video and more: Adam and Alicia Messinger and “The Amazing Fist”

Adam Messinger is offering several incentives to encourage potential fans to donate to his comic book project “The Amazing Fist,” which I wrote about in my (final Record) story in today’s LENS section. For $1, a donor can receive a .pdf of issue no. 1 before prints are available and get his or her name […]

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Ernie Mancuso finds a lightsaber

B-roll from my video of Mancuso painting a mural in Michael Klooster’s recording studio; the lightsaber toy belonged to Klooster’s son.

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What Megan Fox, Josh Brolin and Stockton have in common

The world’s sexiest woman (above right), the Oscar-nominated actor (above left) and the Port City all have ties to the DC Comics character Jonah Hex. Brolin portrays Hex in the big-budget summer movie that’s named after the character. Fox also is in the film, which opens today and is reviewed in the LENS section of […]

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Video: More about the Stockton arts endowment

Stockton artists gathered at Empresso coffeehouse in the Miracle Mile Saturday to celebrate City Council’s decision not to use $1.1 million from the city arts endowment to help close its budget deficit. Interest from the endowment is used to fund grants for art projects. By 1 p.m. about 15 visual and literary artists, musicians and […]

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Video: Stockton artists gathering at Empresso

Stockton artists have been invited to hang out at Empresso coffeehouse in the Miracle Mile until 6 p.m. today to celebrate City Council’s decision not to use $1.1 million in arts funding to help close the budget deficit. In this video Stockton Arts Commission Chairperson Paula Shiel talks about the gathering. Return to the Record’s […]

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More about “VOICED: South Africa”

“VOICED: South Africa,” a documentary co-produced by University of the Pacific student Emily Sheldon and alumnus Graham Howes, will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific’s Janet Leigh Theatre (formerly the Pacific Theatre.) It will be followed by a Q&A session with Sheldon and Howes. Click here to read today’s story about the documentary; you […]

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Photos: Stockton All-City Poetry Slam semifinals

UPDATE 3/21/10: Alyssa Langworthy took first place in Friday night’s All-City Poetry Slam finals at the Plea for Peace Center in Stockton and opened for Lupe Fiasco Saturday at the Bob Hope Theatre. Jasmire Gibson took second, while Ahmad Sonley came in third. Look for full video of each of their performances at Thursday’s semifinals […]

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Stockton All-City Poetry Slam finalists

Dejanique Armstrong, above, was among the 20 young local poets who competed last night in the semifinals of the Stockton All-City Poetry Slam competition at a packed Plea for Peace Center. Armstrong also was one of the 10 poets who advanced to tonight’s finals, set for 7:30 p.m. at the center, 630 E. Weber Ave. […]

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