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Mexican Heritage Center hosts 'Soul Healing: Curanderismo'

STOCKTON - Did you know an apple a day will prevent heart burn? Or that a single piece of clove may numb a toothache? The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery is proud to present "Soul Healing: Curanderismo," an event providing information on herbal cleansing and natural healing, at 5:30 p.m. at the center located at 30 East Acacia Street. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Curanderismo derives from the Spanish word "curar," which means to heal. It is a magical knowledge and wisdom of a folk healing practice that views life as a whole -- mind, body and soul.

"The three connected is what creates life," said Ana Maria, who will faciliate the event and discuss her ancestral practice.

Maria is a local resident, born in Fresno, from Purepecha native ancestry, a tribe of Mexico and one of the pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica.

Comedian Grant Lyon to perform at Empire Theater

Comedian Grant Lyon to perform at Empire Theater

STOCKTON - Comedian Grant Lyon will perform at Empire Theater, 1825 Pacific Avenue, on Friday, Feb. 11.

A former collegiate soccer player with UC Santa Cruz, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. He was a featured performer at the Asheville Comedy Festival, winner of the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition and finished second in the Ice House Comedy Competition. Grant also appeared in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition and has opened for names like Bobby Lee and Robin Williams.

For more information about his performance in Stockton, contact Jim Oliver at 888-738-9996 ext.3.

Stockton Opera Association presents 'La boheme'

Stockton Opera Association presents 'La boheme'


STOCKTON - The Stockton Opera Association presents "La boheme" on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Faye Spanos Concert hall on the University of Pacific campus.

"La boheme," Puccini's score of a beloved tale of struggling artists in Paris smitten by love, will feature Stockton Symphony's Maestro Peter Jaffe and UOP's James Heffner as producing stage director, with Magen Solomon chorus director and youth chorus director Joan Calonico.

For tickets, call the Pacific Box Office at (209) 946-2867 or visit www.go.pacific.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at Legacy Antiques and Interiors in Lincoln Center, located at 128 Lincoln Center in Stockton.