Howie Mandel and Jeff Dunham will bring their stand-up comedy to Thousand Oaks as a benefit to help those affected by the Woolsey fire and the Borderline shooting. They are joining forces for an evening of comedy and song at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 22 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. “With everything I […]
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Westlake High School’s choir program presented its annual holiday show Dec. 6 to 8, but not without an element of drama as well as a heaping helping of Yuletide warmth and generosity from the community. When the school was shut down for 18 days following the Borderline shooting and subsequent Woolsey fire, it was thought the holiday show would not […]
’Tis the season to be with family and friends, sharing old memories, making new ones and eating great food. If you’re looking for a local spot to do all three, Agave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina in Camarillo is a super place to go. Like opening holiday gifts from under the tree, this restaurant offers several surprises for patrons who might […]
Those lovable characters of Runyonland are back in Conejo Players’ current production of “Guys and Dolls,” Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ musicalization of Damon Runyon’s classic literary characters: the dese-dem-dose gang of polite gamblers and their gum-chewing molls. The show includes a world-renowned score by Frank Loesser. Director John Gaston has assembled a delightful cast of chiefly familiar faces with […]
“A few days ago we weren’t sure you would be here,” Rodney Crowell said in between songs at the Scherr Forum on Nov. 17. The venerable country singer-songwriter was only half-joking. The twin tragedies of the Borderline shootings and the devastating fires earlier in the month preempted many concerts and entertainment activities in the Conejo Valley, but last weekend felt […]
“Once Upon a Mattress,” the fractured version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” has been an enduring favorite on the community theater scene since it made its debut nearly 60 years ago. Young Artists Ensemble’s recent run of the show, Nov. 2 to 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, was interrupted by […]
SWEET PERFORMANCE— Above, Lubin Hill Elementary School’s second grade chorus sings Nov. 7 in front of Peachwave Frozen Yogurt at Las Virgenes Village in Calabasas. At right, 9-year-olds Paige Dobkousky and Sydney Tiaro, both of Calabasas, keep time with Lubin Hill’s Fabulous Fiddlers.