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Members of the Volta Drum Dance troupe perform the war-themed dance “Agbekor” on Monday during the Ghanaian, West African Music and Dance Ensemble at Bridges Hall of Music. The performance, […]

When P.J. Walker was in second grade he wanted to take classes in hip hop style dancing taught at Village Dance Arts in Claremont. Always seeking to encourage her child’s interests, Grace Kao was more than happy to accommodate, but with a slight caveat. She noticed that any boy who signed up for ballet lessons could take the other classes for free, so P.J. enrolled in both.

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com Most picture a solitary singer/songwriter with a dreadnaught acoustic guitar singing earnest protest songs. The truth is it’s a panoply of styles and instrumentation. Its […]

A message of hope, unity, resilience, beauty and responsibility voiced by retirees.  This is an immersive artwork created by a collaboration between Mt. San Antonio Gardens and ET Projects (https://elizabethturkstudios.com/et-projects/who-we-are/) […]

COURIER readers had another year of eclectic variation in their art and entertainment coverage, with everything from the retirement of local art collective the Gypsy Sisters to actor Martin Sheen […]

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at the Inland Pacific Ballet’s (IPB) production of The Nutcracker. Celebrating 25 years, more than 80 IPB dancers in elaborate costumes […]

The Claremont High School Theatre department is closing out its season with the California high school premiere of a new musical production of Freaky Friday. The show opened Thursday, and […]

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 […]

The Inland Pacific Ballet, now celebrating its 20th year, will present its original production of “Beauty and the Beast” at Bridges Auditorium on Saturday, April 25 at 1 and 7 […]

It’s not a terribly long drive from Claremont to Los Angeles. But Claremont native Kurt Pitzer has taken what might be called the long road home. A writer and independent […]

CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at […]

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671. —Friday, June 21: New Music for Clarinet Ensembles featuring SQWONK, avant-garde bass clarinet duo. Claremont Clarinet Festival series. […]

In Janet Klein’s world, everything old is new again—from her perfectly coifed 1920s-era bob to her musical repertoire of historic ballads from the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s. The historical preservationist […]

You might think fitting the folk orchestra Round Mountain—a gypsy swirl of accordion, trumpet, guitar, bouzouki, kora, bagpipes and drums—on stage at the Claremont Folk Festival would be a logistical […]

Tuesday night at Bridges Auditorium epitomized the musical theater experience. At the first dress rehearsal for their season finale, Claremont High School theater students attempted to wrest perfection from the […]