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Tom Jones plays the Mountain Winery in Saratoga this summer.(Courtesy Harry Borden)

In other pop music news, the Mountain Winery in Saratoga has announced its 2018 concert series; tickets — ranging from $40 to $250 — go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 9 at mountainwinery.com. 

Concerts run on an almost daily basis from May 30 through Sept. 30. 

Many acts are returning favorites, including: Tom Jones (May 30), Tony Bennett (June 3), Pretenders (June 14), Steve Martin & Martin Short (June 30), Corinne Bailey Rae, Goapele (July 17), Melissa Etheridge (July 21), Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss (Aug. 6), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Aug. 16), The Original Wailers (Sept. 5), Lyle Lovett And His Large Band (Sept. 12),  O.A.R (Sept. 15), Boy George and Culture Club (Sept. 18-19), Norah Jones (Sept. 21) and Alanis Morissette (Sept. 28).

LOCALS ON JEOPARDY! 
The “Jeopardy!” College Championship, beginning April 9, includes local students vying for the $100,000 grand prize and a spot in the Tournament of Champions: Josie Bianchi, a sophomore at Stanford University from San Jose, Patricia Jia, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania from Fremont and William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, are among the contenders. The show airs at 7 p.m. weekdays on GO-Channel 7 in the Bay Area. 

ASIAN SNACKS
A new casual eatery opened Tuesday at the Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center. Dubbed Sunday at the Museum, the cafe, created by chef Deuki Hong, serves up his famous Korean fried chicken and garlic noodles, as well as milk teas from the Boba Guys. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Actress Natasha Lyonne (”Orange Is the New Black,” `’American Pie”) is 39 … Singer Jill Scott is 46 … Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 53 …  Comedian David Cross (”Arrested Development,” `’Mr. Show”) is 54 … Actor Craig T. Nelson is 74.

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