Accordion and sax hit high notes

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Back by popular demand, classical composer and accordionist Nick Ariondo entertained more than 100 attendees at the most recent classical Kaleidoscope concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, presented by the Arcadia Public Library Foundation. The personable Ariondo offered amusing and informative anecdotes about many of the 12 numbers he played, ranging from concertos by such disprate composers as Vivaldi and  Artie Shaw to a Benny Goodman finale … [Read more...]

Christmas Market returns Dec. 6, 13 & 20

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Blowing snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Dickens Christmas carolers in Arcadia? The popular Downtown Christmas Market presented by the Arcadia Improvement Association in association with Arcadia’s Best Foundation returns for a second year on the first three Saturday evenings in December. First Avenue will be closed between Huntington Drive and Wheeler Street to allow you to stroll around the European-style Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. … [Read more...]

Three Dog Night, Four Tops Jan. 10

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The Arcadia Performing Arts Center has landed 1970s super group Three Dog Night and 1960s popular Motown band The Four Tops for its first two shows of the 2015 season on Jan. 10 and Feb. 21, respectively. The rest of the winter/spring season features three more exciting acts, Big Voodoo Daddy (March 27), The Muppet Movie Sing-Along (May 16), and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza (June 6). Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale November 19, … [Read more...]

Breeders’ 2014 shuttle schedule

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The City of Arcadia is providing shuttles to and from the Breeders' Cup championship races at Santa Anita Park from local hotels on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1. Buses will mostly run directly from each of seven local hotels to the track, with one bus stopping at each hotel along the way. Buses will begin taking visitors to the track at 8:30 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday until 12 noon., and then start trips back to hotels from the … [Read more...]

50% VIP price for AHS play

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Once again Arcadia's Best readers may get a 50% discount on the purchase of VIP tickets to the upcoming Arcadia Stage high school student production of "Alice in Wonderland" Nov. 20-22 at the new Performing Arts Center. There are still a limited number of VIP tickets remaining but they are nearly sold out for the final performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. So hurry to get your $30 VIP tickets for only $15 courtesy of Arcadia's Best and enjoy … [Read more...]

AHS play Nov 20-22: Alice Wonderland

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Arcadia High School is presenting its annual fall production at the Performing Arts Center Nov. 20-22. See details on flier and text summary below... For its fall play November 20-22, 2014, Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this classic story, Alice ventures through a strange and curious … [Read more...]

AHS theater season pass: Alice Nov. 20-22

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Arcadia High School Season Pass VIP tickets are on sale at discounted rates through Nov. 19 for the 2014-15 Arcadia High School theatre department performances (Arcadia Stage) in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014. Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this … [Read more...]