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Circle of drums

TOP: Nora Duffy plays the congas in a weekly drum circle with a group of other percussionists at DeCarli Waterfront Square in downtown Stockton. MIDDLE LEFT: Raymond Vega plays the timbales in a weekly drum circle at DeCarli Waterfront Square. MIDDLE RIGHT: Ricky LaTour plays the congas at DeCarli Waterfront Square. BOTTOM: A group of [...]

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Random photo #29: Bicycle built for…

BMX rider Ricky Mosely performs a stunt during a BMX show at the San Joaquin County Family Fair at the fairgrounds in Stockton.

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Readers Challenge Assignment: All’s fair

This month’s task has a number of rewards (photographically speaking), and a few challenges as well. The assignment is: The San Joaquin County Fair. From the rides on the midway to the music acts to the livestock arena, there is always something interesting to photograph at the fair. True, this year there won’t be any [...]

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Production value

The Underwood/Hayes concert at the Stockton Arena was quite a spectacular-spectacular production. There were myriad lights and speakers, each with their own rigging. The stage had large moving parts, and it included a projection system with a huge screen that had to be at least 20 to 30 feet tall and ran the length of [...]

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Professional courtesy

All the photographers covering the Carrie Underwood concert (there were 4 of us: the house photographer, 2 shooters from the Bay Area, and myself) were limited to where the soundboard was near the rear third of the arena floor. A few minutes before the County star took the stage, a man leaned over one of [...]

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Separated at birth: Wonder women

AP photo Actress Gina Torres isn’t what you’d call a household name, but I’ve seen her in two television shows. The first was in 2003 as a character in a 5-episode story arc of the vampire series “Angel”, created by Joss Whedon. She played Jasmine, a morally ambiguous ancient deity bent on world domination. The [...]

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Marching band

“Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun With a hundred and ten cornets right behind There were more than a thousand reeds Springing up like weeds There were horns of ev’ry shape and kind.” Seventy-Six Trombones – Meredith Wilson The Lincoln High School marching band performed daily at the San Joaquin County Fair. Dressed in casual [...]

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