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Stockton, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lori:

A poignant and powerful paradox: Pacific Symphony Orchestra to debut world premiere of ‘Bearable Pain, Unbearable Tenderness’

Getting over their fears of performing in front of an audience may be a lesson for students, but members of University of the Pacific’s Symphony Orchestra will have nothing on composer Jonathan Russell on Saturday in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. The Boston-based musician, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet and has composed 71 pieces for those instruments, for saxophone, for chamber wind, string… → Read More

Stockton loses 'a jewel of a person'

He never ran for elected office, but Warren Gaines had his finger on the pulse of Stockton for more than 70 years.“When I first met him, we couldn’t go anywhere without someone stopping him and saying, ‘Did you hear this?’ or ‘What should I do?’” his wife, Isabella Ann Gaines, recalled on Tuesday. “I called my mom and said, ‘I think I’m marrying the black mayor of Stockton.’”The “mayor,” a leader → Read More

Nine O'Connor Woods couples renew vows in special Valentine's Day ceremony

The first time Tony Valkos said “I Do,” “I was very, very nervous,” he recalled.It didn’t help that his best man, his future brother-in-law, whispered to him, “It’s not too late if you want to leave.”Valkos recalled uttering “something bad” in front of the minister, who was holding the door open for him.There were no bad words on Thursday, Valentine's Day, when Valkos and his wife of 66 years,… → Read More

Gender-bending comedy ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ opens Friday at Showbiz Theatre Company

“Prelude to a Kiss,” which opens Friday at Showbiz Theatre Company, is a bit of gender-bender comedy, featuring a mysterious man insisting on → Read More

Life in the Fast Lane bringing songs of the Eagles to Lodi

Lonnie Garcia was making a decent living playing the “Red Lion Circuit” as he called it, from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle with his rock band, Paradise Alley.A musician friend from his native St. Louis called to see if he’d be interested in forming an Eagles tribute band.“There were not tribute bands around,” Garcia said. “I had a full-time band and we were working every week. It was something I… → Read More

St. Andrews celebrating 75th anniversary

Talk to loyal members of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, which on Sunday celebrates its 75th anniversary, and you’ll hear a similar refrain. → Read More

'Queer Voices' show at Horton Gallery reflects on LGBTQ+ culture

When Kirstyn Russell, a photography professor at San Joaquin Delta College, began serving as advisor for the campus’ pride club in 2008, Proposition 8, allowing for gay marriage in California, was on the ballot.“Our members were getting pummeled in the quad,” Russell remembered.Ten years later, the club has grown, there’s a recognized pride center on campus with a full-time director in Ricky… → Read More

Storm dropped more than an inch of rain on Stockton

STOCKTON — It wasn’t record-breaking or a harbinger of things to come, but Wednesday’s storm dumped 1.28 inches of rain on Stockton. → Read More

‘Stockton Twenty-One’ highlights familiar struggles

Paul S. Flores has staged his two most recent plays in Stockton in conjunction with Fathers & Families of San Joaquin, because they hit on issues the → Read More

Gilbert: My year in music

Somebody sent my editor, Don Blount, a calendar with images each month having a “classic” album cover. Of the 12, I only owned one of the → Read More

‘This second chance is a gift’: Crash survivor turned ‘America’s Got Talent’ sensation brings incredible story of hope to Stockton

Kechi Okwuchi still has a hard time thinking of herself as a singer.But as offers continue to come in for private parties and public concerts, including → Read More

SJ Delta College’s ‘Improv Comedy Slam’ features sketches, improv and standup comedy

San Joaquin Delta College’s “Improv Comedy Slam,” which opens tonight for a three-day run in the Tillie Lewis Theatre, is the swan song, at least for a while, for Samantha Johnson. The Lodi native plans to make a big splash, not only writing and participating in sketches and the improv portion of the show, but trying her hand at stand-up comedy for the first time.“It’s pretty exciting,” Johnson… → Read More

$1.35 million grant will help Stockton's Gospel Center Rescue Mission convert Alustiza Hotel into facility for women and children

Financial regulations, it would seem, are the only things that can slow down Wayne Richardson, chief executive officer of Stockton’s Gospel Center Rescue Mission.Not quite two years into his tenure — that comes on Aug. 1 — Richardson can almost see the end of the conversion of the old Alustiza Hotel building on the organization’s property into a 96-bed facility for women and children.“At our… → Read More

Counting Crows’ '25 Years and Counting' tour stops at Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys

The first big hit for Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones,” is a song about dreaming of becoming a big artistic success.The group’s second album, “Recovering the Satellites,” specifically the song, “Have You Seen Me Lately?” deals with the price of fame.But one of the perks of becoming a celebrity is the chance to meet other celebrities, and for lead singer and songwriter Adam Duritz, that includes… → Read More

Memorial Day events remember, honor and celebrate veterans

As the name implies — Latina’s United Republican Women Federated — members often have a political agenda, but not on Saturday. “It has nothing to do with politics,” said member Irene Castillo, “not a darn thing. What we are doing is something we think all Americans should do. We’re honoring the guys who stood up there in front of us and saved our nation.” Specifically, the Stockton-based group… → Read More

Swinging the blues

Like a lot of other kids growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, Mark Steinmetz picked up a guitar, taught himself to play and envisioned himself a rock and roll star.His father, who died when he was young, was a musician who played keyboards and guitar. His older brothers played guitar. Steinmetz was 12 when he started playing and joined local groups but that fame never came.Stardom, or at least name… → Read More

Delta’s spring production fuses dance with other arts

Kasey Silligman has danced for nine years and works in a dance studio in Tracy, where she teaches young dancers. Shawnteona Murray was introduced to praise dance as a teenager and is about to begin her eighth year of teaching it to young students.Both of them though, have discovered a whole new side of dance in Valerie Gnassounou’s dance program at San Joaquin Delta College and will demonstrate… → Read More

Pacific’s ‘Beggar’s’ spoofs Italian opera

Josephine Kraemer didn’t want to join the choir. Instead, the French/music major enrolled in University of the Pacific’s opera program and was a part of the ensemble in last year’s production of “Dido and Aeneas.”Now, the 21-year-old senior has a featured role in Pacific opera’s production of “The Beggar’s Opera,” which opens tonight with the first of four performances.Kraemer’s career ambition… → Read More

‘Letterman,’ ‘Office’ alum headlining ‘50 Shades of Funny Comedy, Hypnosis, Chaos’ at Valley Brew

Mike E. Winfield remembers his first attempt at stand-up comedy. He was a teenager, transplanted from his native Baltimore so he could live with his dad in Sacramento, and he made his friends laugh. He saw Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence perform and said, “I can do that.”It was an open mic night at Laughs Unlimited and he stepped up for his five-minute shot.“What I didn’t know is comedians… → Read More

Venture Academy poet will compete in state Poetry Out Loud contest

STOCKTON — After watching her cousin recite her original poetry, Amileeyon Williams would go home and write her own poems. She was 10 or 11, and she performed them only for the teddy bears in her bedroom. That changed when Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane visited Venture Academy to conduct a poetry workshop with students in Matt Brenner’s English and Dionne McDonald’s drama classes. “I like… → Read More