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“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…

Livermore-Amador Symphony's “Winter Dreams” at the Bankhead Theater, Sat., Dec. 7, at 8:15 p.m., conducted by Lara Webber. At 3 p.m., immediately preceding the Livermore Holiday Parade, the symphony will present a free family concert complete with an instrument petting zoo where kids can hol…

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“So You Think You Can Make a Movie” was the theme, title and the task for 54 budding filmmakers ranging from age 13 to 22 attending the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp in Dublin this year. Their efforts premiered on Nov. 5 at Livermore’s Vine Theater. All the campers had some degree of autism …

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Artist Leonardo Cuervo chose to settle in Livermore in 2012 because the city offered a “feeling of welcoming and peacefulness.” His son Ignacio was born one year later. “For my son and other children, Livermore is an amazing and wonderful place for a child to grow up in,” Cuervo said. Born i…

The Livermore Valley Opera invites you to the fundraising party of the year, Moulin Rouge 2020, at the Club Ruby Hill on Saturday, February 1, at 5 p.m. Wear RED and experience all the fun and excitement of the evening (black tie recommended). Enjoy French cabaret style setting; a Domaine Ch…

The Glorious - Handel Messiah, presented by the Pacific Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl. At the end of the concert presentation, the audience is invited to join in with a sing-a-long reprise of the famed Hallelujah chorus. Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m., at the Bankh…

Facing south across Mendocino Bay, the Temple of Kwan Tai is formally known as California Historical Landmark #927. For docent and board member Jeff Kan Lee, the vibrant red and green building at 45160 Albion Street and the artifacts it contains offer a unique window into history through the…