It's always interesting -- and frequently entertaining -- when Lady Gaga comes to town.

The vocalist specializes in flashy, big-budget productions that both impress and perplex -- often at the same time.

Her current road show is dubbed Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour. The trek supports the dance-pop diva's third studio album, "ARTPOP," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in November.

Gaga performs Tuesday at the SAP Center in San Jose.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35-$200, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Prince news:

Prince fans have a very good reason to smile.

That's because the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Warner Bros. Records have announced a new agreement, which includes the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material.

The agreement also extends the artist's relationship with Warner.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file) ( Evan Agostini )