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NIGHTLIFE: Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats to perform at Hip Kitty

The popular swing band will make a stop at Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue on Saturday, July 21.

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CALENDAR: Your week in Claremont July 18-26

John Moffitt worked as the director of the Ed Sullivan Show and directed and produced the Dick Van Dyke Show, the annual Emmy Awards, American Music Awards, Hollywood Squares and more. Catch his presentation at the University Club on Tuesday, July 24.

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Commitment to art has Claremont studio thriving

Elizabeth Preston’s work with art is like a good marriage: it endures in sickness and in health. Take sickness, for example. The 2 times Ms. Preston has experienced bouts of major illness—the first took place when she was 35—proved to be pivotal points in her creative development. After being “counter-mentored” by a high school art teacher overly critical of her efforts, Ms. Preston stopped painting for 20 years. She was pursuing her plan B career of teaching when she fell ill. During her recovery, Ms. Preston attended an exhibit of Van Gogh paintings. Her childhood dream of being an artist was reawakened, and she began painting again.

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NIGHTLIFE: Claremont hotel serves up tasty summer sensations

The summer lounge scene at Hotel Casa 425 just got hotter. The hotel recently launched their new summer food and drink menu featuring local goods from the Claremont Farmers’ Market. Lounge mixologist, Will Van Leuven, has concocted 3 new summer cocktails for the drink menu. COURIER photo/Cameron Barr

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