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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 10:00 pm

Tom Jones in Stockton

It's not unusual for Tom Jones fans to be excited. The powerful pop singer from Wales is known for tunes like "What's New Pussycat," "She's a Lady," "Kiss" and, of course, "It's Not Unusual."

Rising to fame in the 1960s, Jones became known fro his extravagant style, like tight pants and billowy shirts. He was tapped to record several songs, among which was the title track to the James Bond film, "Thunderball."

Throughout the late '60s, Jones performed in Las Vegas at places like The Flamingo and Caesar's Palace. He was also a regular at New York's Copacabana, where women were known to throw their underwear at Jones performed on stage.

In 1971 Jones had a popular variety show called "This is Tom Jones."

As the years progress, Jones continues to reinvent himself by performing with several different popular musicians.

Jones' work has garnered him many awards over the years, and he still delights and thrills fans when performing live.

He will be bringing that legendary presence tonight to Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton.

DETAILS

When: Tonight at 8 p.m.

Where: Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton.

Tickets: $57-$67

Information: 337-HOPE or http://www.bobhopetheatre.com">http://www.bobhopetheatre.com

Deborah Clasquin in Manteca

Outside of the jazz musician Dr. John and the muppet Dr. Teeth, have you ever heard of a doctor of piano?

Deborah Clasquin is just that. She earned a doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University studying with Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Art Trio.

Clasquin has performed in places like Paris, Moscow, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Now she is a professor of music at Humboldt State University and is sought after for her talent to play as well as teach.

Tonight, Clasquin will help the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association kick off its first concert of the 2007-2008 season.

She will perform, on piano of course, Bartok's "Dance Suite, S. 77," Frederico Mompou's "Cancion Y Danza 6," Maurice Ravel's "Valses nobles et sentimetales," Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby," Karol Szymannowski's "Mazurkas, Opus 50" and Alberto Ginastera's "Danzas Argentines."

DETAILS

When: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 910 North St., Manteca.

Tickets: $5-$15

Information: 823-2570

- Compiled by Marc Lutz.

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