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Rhythms of Rio with Michael Ryan to benefit CCF

Michael Ryan and Friends will perform an evening of music, song and dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. The benefit performance for the Claremont Community Foundation will be held at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus.

Mr. Ryan, accompanied by an array of guitars, flute, bass, percussion, singers and Brazilian dancers, will perform songs and dances of Rio de Janeiro, including the bossa nova and samba. Mr. Ryan is a well-known southern California musician who specializes in classical guitar, chamber music and songwriting. Ten years ago, when describing his first trip to Brazil with his brother, Mr. Ryan said, “It felt like I was floating. The music of Rio, of Brazil, is from the earth, the people.”

The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) was established in 1989 to enrich the lives of citizens in Claremont and the surrounding communities through donor-advised funds, endowments and legacy gifts. CCF manages more than a dozen donor-advised funds, and has awarded more than $500,000 in support of more than 300 art and community impact projects, programs and initiatives.

Tickets for the benefit concert are $40. Admission includes a dessert reception following the performance.  Tickets are available at www.claremontfoundation.org or by calling 398-1060. All proceeds will benefit CCF.  Garrison Theater is located at 241 E. Tenth St. in Claremont. For additional information, contact Nickia Cleaves, CCF executive director, at 909-398-1060.

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