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5-Star singers find silver lining in car concert



Under ashen skies, the palm trees were waving at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 13 as 5-Star Theatricals kept the flame of musical entertainment alive with its second car concert. Since the pandemic began in March, the company has been unable to stage shows at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, but it has soldiered […]

Seniors appreciate classic car show

Outdoors at golf classic

A limited number of spots are still available for the 28th annual Care for Kids Golf Classic, set for Mon., Sept. 28 at the Spanish Hills Country Club. in Camarillo Check-in will take place at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m.. A Facebook live awards ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. Funds raised will benefit Casa […]

Drive on up, break on through with Doors

Mall, Acorn team up to revive Labor Day concert tradition

Strange days have found us Strange days have tracked us down They’re going to destroy Our casual joys. Though Jim Morrison sang those words nearly 53 years ago, the Doors frontman could easily have been describing our current COVID reality, a jittery time in which frivolous fun like a concert in the park is suddenly forbidden. Though the threat of […]

Black actors in read-athon

African American actors Phylicia Rashad, Yvette Nicole Brown and Roy Wood Jr., are among 34 Black actors from stage and screen who will take part in an online weekly reading marathon of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “Black Reconstruction In America.” Readings will begin at noon every Friday starting Fri., Aug. 28. On Sept. 22, episodes will air on Tuesdays and Fridays, […]

Auditions open for virtual choir

The Cal State Channel Islands Chorus invites campus and community members to audition for its inaugural virtual chorus. Open to all vocal ranges and all ages 18 and up, the virtual chorus is set to give a winter concert the first week of December. The performance is titled “Celebrate Women Composers in Choral Music.” The CSUCI Chorus artistic director is […]

Conejo Players keep creative engine running during pandemic

SHOW REVIEW /// Car Park Theatre


In the third act of what could be called “Pandemic Playhouse,” Conejo Players Theatre made another attempt last weekend to mount a production in the socially distanced world of COVID-19. The company’s first two attempts met with mixed results. “Bad Auditions On Camera” in June showed that Zoom was a clunky, disjointed way to stage a play, resulting in a […]

‘Pirates’ set sail in new pandemic setting



Since 1981, Young Artists Ensemble, a theater company run through the auspices of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, has offered young thespians opportunities to perform in plays and musicals, with many from its ranks going on to major in theater arts in college and pursue professional careers on the stage. The YAE Summer Series’ 40th production, like every other […]

Classic cars cruise for cool kids

The owners of over a hundred cars from across Ventura County put on a car show Aug. 8 for the children living at Casa Pacifica’s Steven E. Elson Campus in Camarillo. Individual owners participated as well as following car clubs: Conejo Valley Model A Ford Club, Coachmen Car Club, Oxnard Police Department and DRAGG, Ventura Classic Car Club, Ventura Classics […]

Out of the house, out on the water

SERENE—A boat traverses the waters of Westlake Lake July 30 in Westlake Village. Area lakes, beaches and trails open so that residents can take advantage of the fresh air and sunshine. The outdoor activities also allow locals to get out of the chair, stretch, and take a break from the computer screen. We’ll see you around.


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