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Japanese 'sho' musician to perform at UOP

Japanese 'sho' musician to perform at UOP

STOCKTON - Acclaimed Japanese sho master Ko Ishikawa from Tokyo will perform traditional and new music on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at University of the Pacific in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall on campus.

The sho is a traditional Japanese Woodwind instrument and described as incredibly expressive since it allows for the production of both single notes and full chords. Sometimes referred to as a mouth organ, it is as magical to hear the sho as it is to see it, since it almost looks like the back of miniature organ.

"Ko Ishikawa is considered to be one of the most accomploshed sho players in the world," said Francois Rose, a professor with UOP's Conservatory of Music. "He's an active member of the world-renowned Reigakusha orchestra and has performed both Japanese and Western music in concert around the world."

Tickets cost $8 per person ($7.20 online), $5 for seniors and free to UOP students with an ID.

Country music star Josh Turner to visit Stockton

Country music star Josh Turner to visit Stockton

STOCKTON - Multi-platinum country star Josh Turner and special guest Easton Corbin will perform at the Bob Hope Theatre on April 29 at 8 p.m. Doors open at the theatre, loated at 242 East Main Street, at 7 p.m.

Turner has sold more than 4 million albums and garnered two multi-week #1 hits. His debut album was certified platinum with more than 1 million copies sold and his sophomore album was one of only four country albums to reach double-platinum.

Corbin, one of country music's brightest young talents, credits his musical influences to include George Jones, Merle Haggard and Keith Whitley.

Tickets for the concert, priced at $44.50 and $55.50 each, go on sale at the Bob Hope Theatre and Stockton Arena ticket offices on Friday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. They can also be purchased online at www.stocktontickets.com.