Tag: Arts & Entertainment

Derby Racing Was A Big Hit in Monrovia
Arts & Entertainment

Derby Racing Was A Big Hit in Monrovia

By Susan Motander For many years in the 1990s and until 2002, soapbox derby style racing was a part of the Monrovia Days festivities under the watchful eye of then Police Chief Joe Santoro. It rolled back into Old Town on Saturday with initial running of the Old Town Derby. The race was run to benefit…

1969: From the Moon to Manson
Arts & Entertainment

1969: From the Moon to Manson

Ivor Davis joins journalists to mark the Tate-La Bianca Murders & Manson Trial on Aug. 3 at News Geezers quarterly meeting By Terry Miller My family immigrated to the states in 1965. The mid to late ‘60s were to be a truly defining time in American history. In 1968 two major assassinations, that of Martin…

Mary Poppins Floats Into Monrovia Next Weekend
Arts & Entertainment

Mary Poppins Floats Into Monrovia Next Weekend

By Susan Motander The stage version of the original Mary Poppins starts next Thursday at the Taylor Performing Art Center at Monrovia High School with performances all weekend. This is not a high school production but a professional performance for the community produced by the school district to benefit its arts programs. There are indeed several local…

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club Leaving Monrovia Home?
Arts & Entertainment

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club Leaving Monrovia Home?

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club has been meeting and delighting audiences with music on the last Sunday of every month at Myrtle Tree Café in Old Town Monrovia; their next meeting is this Sunday, May 26 from 1-4:30 p.m. Piano and other instruments players are invited and welcome to play. The club suggests donations of…

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