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Three Christmas Ghosts Visit Monrovia This Weekend
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Three Christmas Ghosts Visit Monrovia This Weekend

Centre Stage Inc., a non-profit community theatre company, will offer five different showings of Charles Dickens’ timeless “A Christmas Carol.” This musical adaptation, featuring music by the Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Shop of Horrors”) and Lynn Ahrens (“Ragtime,” “Seussical,” “Once on This Island”), will…

Johnny Schaefer’s New CD ‘Finlandia Brasileria’ Sounds of a Bossa Nova Christmas
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Johnny Schaefer’s New CD ‘Finlandia Brasileria’ Sounds of a Bossa Nova Christmas

With lush melodies and Brazilian rhythms, this is a holiday song like no other Johnny Schaefer has combined his two loves, music and Christmas to release another highly acclaimed Christmas song. Titled “Finlandia Brasileria,” Johnny penned a serene Christmas lyric to the melody “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius. Produced by Stephan Oberhoff, (Heartbeat Brazil) fresh from…

Ragtime at Monrovia’s Myrtle Tree Café
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Ragtime at Monrovia’s Myrtle Tree Café

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club meets on the last Sunday of every month at The Myrtle Tree Cafe, 405 S. Myrtle Ave., in Monrovia from 1-4:30 p.m. to share their musical talents with the community. Piano (or other instrument) players and listeners are all welcome during the meet-up. The next meeting there will take place on Sunday, Nov. 25. Parking…

SGVCC Presents ‘Messiah’ in Monrovia
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SGVCC Presents ‘Messiah’ in Monrovia

Join the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Romanesque ambiance of historic St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (122 S. California Ave., Monrovia) for a moving choral concert featuring excerpts from George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece “Messiah,” featuring soloists, and chamber musicians, in the style Handel originally intended. Visiting Artistic…

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