Legendary rhythm and blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely will perform at the Claremont supper club and lounge Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Big Jay scored his first Billboard hit in 1949 with an instrumental titled “The Deacon’s Hop” and, on the strength of his flamboyant “honking” style, remained popular throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.
It has been a long road filled with rewrites, complicated layouts and multiple edits, but we have finally come to the end: The 2013-2014 COURIER Almanac is finished!
It took several weeks to complete the massive annual publication headed by COURIER editor Kathryn Dunn. Photo editor Steven Felschundneff had the great idea for the cover, taking bird’s-eye photography out of high-flying Howard Bunte’s plane. Peter Weinberger designed the cover, with a little graphics help from Jenelle Rensch. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
90 Proof plays some ‘90s rock from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, August 16 at Casa de Salsa. Check out Los Bandidos (rock en Espanol/dance) on Friday, August 23. Casa de Salsa is located at 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
Bridges Auditorium will present An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper on November 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $30 -$65, depending on seating.
The performance in Claremont, Mr. Harper’s hometown, is the first of 6 acoustic shows he will perform throughout the west coast. He will showcase songs spanning his 20-year career, from his 1994 debut Welcome to the Cruel World to his latest album, Get Up!
A limited amount of presale tickets will be available on August 6 at 10 a.m. via Ben Harper Ticketing using the password 6QU3C43V.
The Thursday, July 25 deadline for businesses hoping to participate in the 2013 Vintage Village Wine Walk is fast approaching. You also must be a member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce to join the popular annual event.
Village businesses should already have received a sign-up packet, distinguishable by its bright green cover page. If you haven’t received a packet or have misplaced yours, you may obtain one at Aromatique, 319-A W. First St. (909-626-7422). The cost for participating in the Wine Walk, which is sponsored by the Village Marketing Group, is $80.
Maria Bamford is the first female comic to have 2 half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She starred in the Comedy Central series, The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix´s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made multiple late-night appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan O´Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as not-so-late appearances on John Oliver´s New York Stand Up Show, Premium Blend, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003. Ms. Bamford appeared regularly on Adult Swim´s Tim and Eric: Awesome Show and guest starred on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central. See her comedic act at Flappers Comedy this Friday and Saturday.