Age has no boundaries for artist’s striking work

Meeting Claremont artist Helen Rae is a treat, but make no mistake, she is in the creation business to create, not to meet reporters. After a quick but cordial greeting this past week, the 76-year-old artist was back at it, chipping away at another strikingly vivid work in colored pencil and graphite.

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COURIER Calendar: Live music, Bill Moyers, model trains

LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE Claremont’s seasonal Friday Nights Live concert series is back, now with four stages of free live music. The annual outdoor concert series features a variety of rock, pop, country, jazz and orchestral ensembles.

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COURIER Calendar: Commencements, Walk for Peace, city talk

COMMENCEMENT exercises begin today with Claremont Graduate University at 9 a.m., Pitzer College at 10 a.m., Keck Graduate Institute at 11 a.m., Claremont McKenna at 2 p.m. and Scripps at 5 p.m. To watch online, see last week’s story on for links to individual college websites. See a special COURIER video presentation Monday.

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COURIER Calendar: Film Fest, Mom's Day, city trees and more

WRECKING CREW HITS THE SCREEN The eighth annual Claremont Film Festival continues today with a 7 p.m. special screening of the documentary The Wrecking Crew, followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, Denny Tedesco. The Wrecking Crew focuses on the relatively small group of studio musicians who played the parts that sold the hits of the 1960s and early ‘70s.

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