Claremont CALENDAR: Music by Melanie, Nutcracker, Art Walk

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS: Inland Pacific Ballet holds auditions today and tomorrow for all children’s roles for its annual production of The Nutcracker. The auditions will be held at IPB’s studios, located at 5050 Arrow Highway in Montclair. There is a $20 audition fee and additional production and rehearsal fees for those who are offered a role.

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COURIER Calendar: Friday, August 26 through September 3

The city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club’s annual free summer Concerts in the Park series continues Monday, August 29 at Memorial Park band shell with local Dixieland jazz band the Night Blooming Jazzmen. The concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Food concessions including burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas, ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks will be available. Memorial Park is at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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COURIER Calendar: Live music abounds this week

IT…IS…ALIVE! Claremont’s free outdoor concert series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with the Amanda Castro Band’s 1930s and ‘40s blues at the public plaza [near Laemmle]; RCR Band at Claremont Chamber; the Jackson Family Band at city hall and Vinyl # at Shelton Park. All Friday Nights Live performances are free and open to the public, and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

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‘Footloose’ brings toe-tapping fun to the Candlelight

There is a sense of silliness that comes when you think of the film Footloose. The 1984 movie—starring Kevin Bacon as a teen who’s just gotta dance—is linked inextricably with the ‘80s, a time where fashion leaned to the extravagant (tight jeans, skinny ties and spiked hair, anyone?) and movies ran a bit melodramatic. Still, the story of a newcomer who turns a closed-minded community on its head holds up surprisingly well in a stage production. The musical is playing at Candlelight Pavilion through August 27.

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