With a wide array of musical venues and the annual Folk Music Festival coming up next weekend, Claremont is known as a cultural oasis. It’s not every day, however, that the town plays host to a New Wave legend.
The band Berlin will be giving a free performance at Rhino Records on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. The electro-pop quartet is appearing in support of their latest album, “Animal,” which they released this past September, some 27 years after “Take My Breath Away” graced the “Top Gun” soundtrack and topped the charts.
The COURIER recently caught up with Berlin lead singer Terri Nunn.
A number of local luminaries will be making sweet music at T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena on Sunday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
“The Return of Ware” celebrates the reunion of drummer John Ware, who lives in Denver, Colorado, with an array of southern California friends. Mr. Ware is an alumnus of Pomona College and lived in Claremont for a while. Among other accomplishments, he served as a longtime drummer for Emmy Lou Harris.
Several artists who are from Claremont or are fixtures in the Claremont music scene will also be taking the stage.
The COURIER’s premier “Black and White and ‘Read’ All Over” was the first Party Parade event to be hosted by the Claremont COURIER. It's time to review the complete photo take from the event last week. We also have our link to the "Claremont After Hours" blog reviewing the event with the last Claremont gossip.
The second concert of the Claremont Chorale’s 2013-2014 season will be held Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont. The performance will feature music that reflects poets’ fascination with the Gypsy life. The program includes Brahm’s “Zigeunerlieder” and Costelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Romancero Gitana” for chorus and classical guitar.
General admission tickets are $15, students and seniors, $12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.claremontchorale.org, in person at Rio de Ojas, 250 N. Harvard Ave., or at the door. Advancecd tickets are discounted $2.