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Coverage of entertainment in in the Stockton, California area.

Free Comic Book Day on May 4

Comic book fans, mark your calendars for May4 — Free Comic Book Day! Each year, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their stores.  The goal of Free Comic Book Day is to promote the comic book medium to new customers […]

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Congressman McNerney introduces resolution honoring Brubeck

Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) introduced a resolution honoring the life of David “Dave” Warren Brubeck for his musical contributions to America. Brubeck attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, now University of the Pacific.  After college he served in the U.S. Army, where he started a band and continued his musical career composing iconic […]

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Willie Awards bestowed

The Stockton Civic Theatre recently announced its Willie Award winners. See our story in LENS today for more. Here’s the complete list of winners: Best Actor in a Play: Michael Stratford, “On Golden Pond” Best Actress in a Play: Sherry Dumos, “On Golden Pond” Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Dalin Nelson, “On Golden Pond” Best […]

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Local grad coming to TV near you

Read about Lincoln grad Kyle Cadman’s path to commercial stardom in today’s LENS, and see his Corona Light ad here:  

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Tickets for Dev’s SF show on sale Friday

Devin Tailes, the dance-pop singer from Manteca, brings her Electronic Vault tour to San Francisco on June 30. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tailes, 22, is touring to support “The Night the Sun Came Up,” her debut CD that was released on March 27. The Sierra High school graduate — her stage […]

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Stockton Arena announces two more shows

Two more concerts have been scheduled for Stockton Arena: Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers, a pair of classic-rock bands who’ve been playing since the 1960s, share a show on Oct. 5. Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar, platinum-selling Latin pop singers, team up for “Una Historia Musical Dejandro Huella” on June 30. Carmen Jara joins […]

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Sonora jousters get “air”

The National Geographic Channel will air back-to-back episodes of “The Harder They Fall,” the second of which was filmed in Sonora, starting at 9 p.m. today. Here’s an episode synopsis: Reigning Heavy Armor Jousting World Champion Charlie Andrews puts two rookie knights through a crash course in training for the first major tournament of the […]

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UOP to stage ballet folklorico concert

Pacific’s first ballet folklorico concert will feature the university’s folklorico dance group Los Danzantes de Pacific and the Stockton-based Ballet Folklórico de Frank Zapata. The groups will perform traditional dances from several states in Mexico. The concert, “Las Voces de Nuestros Antepasados (The Voices of Our Ancestors) is at 7 p.m. Saturday in Faye Spanos Concert […]

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Tracy Grand upcoming season

Tracy’s Grand Center Theatre for the Arts has released its schedule for the upcoming season, which it kicks off with a performance by Kellie Pickler on Friday. See Friday’s LENS for a story on Pickler. W.C. Fields Film Festival September 30, 2011 – October 2, 2011 Come Together: Beatles Tribute October 8, 2011 7:30 PM […]

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Jay-Z/Kanye tour dates modified

Additional shows are being added to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne Tour. As a result, the tour schedule has been modified. The closes show to our area will be at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Dec. 10. The public on sale date remains Aug. 8, with tickets available at and

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