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CALENDAR: Pulitzer winner, holiday music, flea market

THREE-TIME PULITZER WINNER Claremont Graduate University welcomes Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, bestselling author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for a free discussion today of his new book, Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Mr. Friedman’s talk takes place at 1 p.m. in the university’s Albrecht Auditorium.

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Theater company presents ‘electric’ new play

Theater people are known for their ability to multitask. Company members at Ophelia’s Jump, however, are taking the word to new heights. They’re preparing for their 2017 season while rehearsing their production of The Electric Baby, a darkly comic play they’ll perform December 9 through 18 at the Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. They are also in the midst of an ambitious fundraiser, focused on getting Ophelia’s Jump a new theater. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CALENDAR: Noonish concert, fine books, bird walks, dance

FREE NOONISH CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a concert at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. The concert features Rachel Huang from Scripps and Jonathan Wright from Pomona on violin, Cynthia R. Fogg from Pomona on viola and Tom Flaherty from Pomona on cello. The group will play Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

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‘King of California’ brings unique style to Claremont

If one is lucky, time can bring an artist a certain degree of gratitude, and the decades spent striving and careering can give way to a moment of quiet where one takes stock of one’s blessings. Dave Alvin, the “King of California,” is there. “I am a very lucky guy,” the 61-year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter said.

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