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The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) this week announced a nearly 60-event lineup for the 2021-2022 “Bankhead Presents” season at the Bankhead Theater, beginning in September with the return of the “Brilliance at the Bankhead” gala starring Grammy Award-winning singer Vanessa …

The Alameda County Fairgrounds will welcome back one of its main attractions on June 18 when live horse racing — complete with live audience — returns to the track. 

On June 2, Livermore maintenance workers and the Livermore Stockmen’s Rodeo Association put up the lighted downtown rodeo cowboy at Stockmen’s Park on South Livermore Avenue. The cowboy is lit at dusk to honor the Livermore Rodeo, which normally takes place the second weekend in June, but wa…

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Denis Baker works on a painting while seated at Lizzy Fountain in Livermore Saturday, June 5. Baker was participating in the annual Paint Livermore competition, which focused on the city’s historic homes and buildings, vineyards and landscapes. The event was sponsored by the Livermore Art As…

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild will hold a "Fabulous Estate Sale" at 3871 Hillside Ave., on Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Proceeds will benefit the Livermore-Amador Symphony.

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Kids explore the sculpture “Thank You, Water” by Todji Kurtzman, located at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. Families flocked to the area for the June 3 farmers market, which is held Thursday evenings. (Photo – Doug Jorgensen)

Trio 180, the resident faculty piano trio at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, will perform works by British-American classical composer Rebecca Clarke in an online concert sponsored by Del Valle Fine Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.

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Dublin has named Rahul Guha Ray grand prize and first place winner in the city’s “nature in Our Backyard” photography contest for his images "Hummingbird" and "Northern Harrier." 

The Foothill High School’s choral program – including the Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Chamber Choir and Rhythm in Blue – is presenting a virtual spring concert on YouTube. 

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Regardless if it was famed Greek philosopher Plato or some obscure writer in 1600s England writing Proverbs who coined the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” it is just as applicable in the 21st century as it was back then.

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The Bankhead Theater will celebrate a return to live shows in July, when A. J. Croce and his band break out their instruments on stage. 

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The East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) hosted an awards ceremony for its first art, writing and video contest on May 26. 

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild will hold a “Fabulous Estate Sale” at 3871 Hillsdale Ave. in Livermore on June 4-5 and 11-12. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. all four days.

Shoppers who ride their bicycles to the Dublin Farmers Market on Thursday, May 27, will receive $5 in “Carrot Cash” as part of the city’s celebration of National Bike Month. 

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There’s little doubt that the wine competition Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC) Executive Director Laura Mercier started 12 years ago to spotlight the wines grown in the Tri-Valley has been a resounding success.

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“Composing the Future,” a Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) exhibition “in response to the extreme events of the past year,” will open this weekend and run through June 27 at the Bankhead Theater gallery in Livermore.

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The second in the Bankhead Theater’s planned series of outdoor “Courtyard Concerts” will be held on Friday, May 14, and will feature local singer/songwriter Lauryn Marie Hedges.

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A marker drawing by Jihoo (Catherine) Kim, an eighth grader at Fallon Middle School, and a watercolor by Larissa Hom, a junior at Amador High School, received “Best in Show” awards in the Pleasanton Art League’s youth art competition for 2021.

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Pleasanton’s Museum on Main has opened an interactive exhibit that challenges visitors to figure out the purpose of 20 obscure or obsolete items the museum has collected over the decades.

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Cuda Ridge Wines will display works by Livermore real estate agent and budding artist Lynne Ancien in its tasting room and gallery through July 21.

The last time Amador and Foothill high schools joined forces to present a live theater performance, it cost $10,000 for the royalty rights and thousands more for costumes, props and other necessities to put on “All Shook Up,” a musical based on the songs of Elvis Presley.

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild raffle took place Sunday, with Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Executive Director Chris Carter drawing the winning ticket. Marcia Elchesen was the lucky winner, earning a concert ticket. Director Lara Webber will sing at the event of Elchesen’s cho…

The Bothwell Arts Center will offer a 5-week series of classes, “Shaping Tomorrow’s Visionaries,” designed to inspire students to examine issues, develop principles, and appreciate diversity, community, humanity and the environment.