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Concert pianist Daniel Glover will perform “Concertos Without Orchestra,” a collection of piano solo transcriptions from five well-known concertos from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early 20th Century periods on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St., in L…

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has added a second performance for Broadway star and Disney legend Lea Salonga at the Bankhead Theater this spring.

Award-winning Broadway star and recording artist David Burnham will celebrate—through stories and songs— the career of Sir Tom Jones, one of the most electrifying performers and iconic voices of the past five decades.

At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement, and in its new show, “42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” the inventive American circus troupe Cirque Mechanics invites audiences to “Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” to the w…

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has also announced the Bankhead summer music schedule, including local favorite Keiko Matsui, who will make her eighth appearance at the Bankhead Theater in August. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

“A Cappella Live!” – which brings together the vocal harmonies of four award-winning ensembles in the classic model of a Motown Revue – will be presented at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 5, for one performance only.

The Livermore School of Dance Jazz Company will present “World of Imagination,” a dance revue directed by Liz Roberts that combines jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, contemporary lyrical and musical theater, at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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After months of cement-colored skies looming over leafless trees, it feels like it’s time to take a sun-soaked vacation — say, to Greece. Roundtrip airfare? $1,800. Gleaming white villa with cobalt trim? $250. ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits double album? $25.

The Valley Concert Chorale will hold an open rehearsal at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, with an opportunity for singers to audition that evening. The rehearsal and auditions will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth Street, Livermore. Auditions will also be held by appointment only on…

Livermore Art Association Gallery, located in the Carnegie Building, offers art classes, unusual gifts, art exhibits and information pertaining to the art field, 2155 Third Street, Livermore. The gallery has been open since 1974 and is run as a co-op by local artists. Hours are Wed.-Sat. 11:…

The Beatles’ eleventh and last recording, “Abbey Road,” has been called a rock masterpiece and one of the most influential pop music recordings of all time. Known for their sensational shows, Classic Albums Live brings together world-class musicians to perform landmark albums, absolutely not…

“Art and Wine Intertwined” at the Bankhead Theater on Jan. 4 will feature art, live music and wine tastings from Livermore Valley wineries. The event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. marks the close of the current exhibit “Worth a Thousand Words” where original works of art have been combined with poetry…

The Pleasanton Library and Recreation Department will host “2020 Pleasanton Celebrates with Traditions of Many Cultures” at the Firehouse Arts Center on Sun, Jan. 12, 2020, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This annual event is a celebration of the many cultures representing the diversity of Pleasant…

With a vocally driven style, Crawdad Republic offers an appealing mix of Americana, folk and bluegrass music, Tuesday, December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater. The 2017 show was a sellout, proving that their Livermore wine country roots makes them an ideal band to ring in the New Year …

On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. ABBA’s musical hits tell the hilarious story of this young woman’s search.

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An annual Tri-Valley holiday event, the Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical Nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, da…

The Valley Concert Chorale, Tri-Valley’s premier chorus for over 50 years, will ring in the holidays with A British Christmas: Celebrate with Carols from The Choir of Kings College, Cambridge. The two Livermore concerts are Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church,…

Hailing from historic County Waterford, traditional Irish ensemble Danú brings an enchanting mix of music, song and dance to the Bankhead Theater Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in “An Emerald Isle Christmas”. The musical style and sound that has played an integral role in Irish holiday and com…

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyr…

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Sun., Dec. 29, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. www.lvpac.org or 925.373.6800.

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A new Steinway concert grand piano has been installed at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore and officially made its debut on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Livermore-Amador Symphony’s Winter Dreams concert. The concert included the familiar “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, whi…