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Three choirs in fine voice

A three-choir tour-de-force of 175 singers will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sun., March 10 at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Los Robles Master Chorale, led by artistic director Lesley Leighton, will join the Agoura High School Mixed Choir and Los Robles Children’s Choir. The concert will open with a the chorale’s […]

Jethro Tull alumnus to rock Bogie’s



Everybody worth their rock ’n’ roll salt knows the band Jethro Tull. The group is named for an English farming pioneer from the early 18th century who invented the seed drill. He didn’t play electric guitar, but he did lend his name almost 300 years later to the British group that attained rock superstardom with such hits as “Aqualung,” “Thick […]

Green light for Bodytraffic troupe

Dance company is ‘one to watch’

Company Bodytraffic will perform at the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., March 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Founded in 2007 by dancers Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, Bodytraffic’s eight-member ensemble was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance magazine, “ Best of Culture” by the Los Angeles […]

Comedy night is Blum-ing at the Hillcrest Center

Live Stand-up Comedy on the Hill returns at 8 p.m. Sat., March 9 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, across from The Oaks mall, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. March’s lineup is comprised of Forrest Shaw, Stephanie Blum, Lee Levine and Gali Kroup. Professional local comedian Jason Love produces the monthly show in […]

Heavenly Asian dining

Social Monk Asian Kitchen, a new fast- casual concept offering made-to-order Asian dishes with fresh ingredients and spices, has opened its first restaurant location in Westlake Village. Developed by the creators of RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen, Social Monk’s menu includes dishes from several Asian countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and China. Award-winning Chef Mohan Ismail developed the affordable […]

Movie nights at CLU

Cal Lutheran University will host special film screenings on the Thousand Oaks campus. Admission is free for both films. The Reel Justice Film Series will present “Chavela” at 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 13 in the Lundring Events Center. “Chavela” is a look at the unconventional life of Chavela Vargas, whose renditions of Mexican popular music and a triumphant return to […]

A musical trip around the world

concert review /// Café Musique


Far beneath the musical mainstream, which is ruled by profane rappers and other eardrum-pounding acts, it’s great to know there are groups like Café Musique. Acoustic and continental, the Central Coast-based quintet is unashamedly all-embracing in its affection for musical styles from different cultures. The group made its first Conejo Valley appearance on Feb. 9 at Four Friends Gallery in […]

Radio station adds vintage hits to playlist



What’s old is new again at 99.1 FM The Ranch. Earlier this month, listeners of the Simi Valley-based country radio station may have been surprised to hear songs from hitmakers of the 1980s and ’90s such as Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and George Strait peppered in between the station’s usual flow of today’s top country hits. John “JD” Tayloe, founder […]

The sounds of Peter, Paul and Mary on stage

Trio began in Greenwich Village

Folk icons Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey bring their songs and stories to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., March 1 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Yarrow and Stookey were part of the famed Peter, Paul and Mary trio, which made music together for nearly 50 years, starting with a 1962 self-titled […]

Appreciation for first responders

Music of Copland, Gershwin, Williams

The Westlake Village Symphony will present a musical thank you to first responders at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village The program will feature the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and John Williams in honor of the men and women who served the community through the events of fall 2018. The […]


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