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Hey, hey it’s Micky Dolenz


With his wide grin, infectious laugh and animated personality, Micky Dolenz will forever be known as the singing drummer of The Monkees –– four young actor/musicians who parlayed a low–budget television sitcom modeled after Marx Brothers film shorts into a career that has lasted decades. But Dolenz is so much more than an aging pop …

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Adult Drug Court: Graduates believe and succeed


VISALIA — The 14th annual Tulare County Adult Drug Court Graduation and Commencement Ceremony Thursday night at the Visalia Convention Center made a believer out of families, friends and co-workers. A record-setting 200 people, previously charged with alcohol and drug offenses, graduated from the program. “We’re here to recognize the accomplishments of this year’s graduates,” …

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Tork to speak at Tulare County Drug Court graduation

Peter Tork, the former member of the 1960s music group, the Monkees, will be the keynote speak at the Tulare County Drug Court graduation next month. The public is invited to the ceremony at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Visalia Convention Center, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Glad Roper told the county Board of …

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Davy Jones is still a believer


There was a time — actually not that long ago — when teen idols boasted class and style. They were looked up to, not just consumed as some kind of meal on the mass entertainment menu like many of them are today, which makes somebody like Davy Jones a particularly interesting creature. The former teen …

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Wine and music with a Monkee


It was a who’s who of legendary rock n roll music on Monday night at Pearl on the River in Sacramento.  Starship’s Mickey Thomas and the legendary Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees graced Sacramento fans with a patio jam.  Handfuls of fans crammed into the gorgeous eatery to sip on vino from various local wineries …

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Springfield, Jones and Noone – Three Idols, One Stage


Three heart throbs, two distinctive generations, one stage and a lot of screaming fans – all three of these came together last night at Thunder Valley Casino & Resort where Davy Jones, Peter Noone and Rick Springfield performed for a packed house. These were the generations of artist that brought their music to the audience; …

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Dolenz Joins Gibson And Tiffany’s Tv Movie

Eighties pop rivals DEBBIE GIBSON and TIFFANY will experience a blast from the past when they begin filming new movie MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID – former MONKEES star MICKY DOLENZ has been added to the cast. Gibson and Tiffany rose to fame as teen pop stars and they will go head-to-head once more in the …

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Davy Jones: A Monkee at 64

Davy Jones is driving across Florida to Busch Gardens, where he’s booked to perform three outdoor concerts, at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It’s raining, the kind of Florida rain you’re sure is leaving dents in your hood. “It’s torrential down here now,” Jones says in a recent telephone interview. “We’ll probably be …

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Micky Dolenz ‘King for a Day’


A Monkee will pay tribute to a King this summer — Carole King, that is. Micky Dolenz, the Monkees’ self-described “wacky drummer,” will release “King For a Day” on Aug. 24, featuring his versions of 15 songs written or co-written by the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, whose contributions to the Monkees …

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Hall of Fame honors Nesmith, who’s always ahead of his time


Michael Nesmith is receiving the Warren Skaaren Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards tonight . This is an award for, as one might imagine, lifetime contribution to movie and film culture. But in Nesmith’s case, it might as well be an award for Most Unlikely Career Arc and …

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