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American Idol Icons Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Take Center Stage as Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center Makes Pandemic Come Back

Published on Sep 17, 2023

In a triumphant return to the stage, the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation (APAF) proudly announces its first live performance since the pandemic’s onset. On September 23, the illustrious Performing Arts Center will host none other than American Idol luminaries Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken.

Throughout the challenging hiatus imposed by the pandemic, the APAF remained steadfast in its unwavering commitment to bolstering the arts in Arcadia. Scholarships for budding talents, grants to empower educators, and diligent support for the upkeep of the Arcadia Performing Arts Center have been their hallmarks.

Jim Romo, the Chairman of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Board, expressed his boundless enthusiasm, remarking, “It’s beyond exciting to be back with our live shows, offering world-class entertainment to our community.”

Ruben and Clay’s performance promises to be a triumphant celebration of the music that catapulted them to American Idol stardom and into the hearts of millions. Their combined musical legacy boasts twelve albums, sales exceeding eight million worldwide, a staggering fourteen nationwide tours, a memorable joint Broadway appearance, and a mantelpiece adorned with four Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and two Grammy nominations.

However, this evening isn’t just about sensational entertainment; it’s also about nurturing the arts and sustaining the cultural heart of Arcadia. By attending this event, you become an integral part of the cause—inspiring young artists, fueling creativity, and contributing to the enduring vibrancy of Arcadia’s artistic landscape.

Secure your tickets today at and mark your calendars for September 23 at 8 p.m. For more, call (626) 695-2008.

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