On Saturday, March 13 a little slice of “the before times” will return when Last Name Brewing hosts its eighth annual Shameless Saturday celebration, complete with live music and folks gathering together. You read that right: the Upland brewery’s outdoor all-ages St. Patrick’s Day fest will feature human beings playing live music, and other human beings enjoying fresh beer whilst listening.
Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ online production of It’s a Wonderful Life 2020, an updated adaptation of the beloved original classic, continues with two final shows at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 26 and 5 p.m. Sunday, December 27.
Adapted and directed by Beatrice Casagran with original music by Janette Combs, this online production brings the tale of overcoming trials and finding a new lease on life with family and friends.
Just in time for the holidays, Ophelia’s Jump Productions is presenting online, It’s a Wonderful Life 2020, an updated adaptation with all the humor and heart of the beloved original classic. Adapted and directed by Beatrice Casagran with original music by Janette Combs, this online production brings this heartwarming and timely tale of overcoming trials and finding a new lease on life with family and friends.
To hear him tell it, Taj Mahal simply has no choice in the matter. “If I hear it, I’ll go out and play it,” he said.
And it’s been that way as far back as his childhood, spent in Springfield, Massachusetts, where his mother was a gospel choir singer and his father was a jazz pianist and arranger Ella Fitzgerald once called “The Genius.”
The Claremont Film Festival will host an evening of short films and film experts on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theater, 4467 Padua Ave.
Guests will be treated to tasty treats. The event benefits the Claremont Community Foundation as part of the Foundation’s Party Parade, which supports the work of deserving organizations in Claremont.
Innumerable musicians are in “cover bands,” wherein they reproduce other artists’ usually well-known songs, but singer and guitarist Jim Kweskin turns this common precept on its ear.
Mr. Kweskin, who plays Claremont’s Folk Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, has made a name for going on 60 years by finding old songs—in most cases very old songs—and adding his own imprint.
Live music fans will soon have another nearby option when the Canyon Club opens its doors at the Montclair Place mall.
“I’m trying like a crazy man to open up on the 30th of November,” said owner Lance Sterling. The Canyon Club Montclair, located at the west end of the mall in the former food court area, will boast a $1 million audio/video system and have a capacity of 1,300.
Well, not just a band anyway. Since the group’s nascent beginnings—at a 1982 house party right here in Claremont—it’s been more of an ever-evolving conceptual art project that has veered off on innumerable tangents, each sharing the common theme of being completely engrossing and wholly original.