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Gala sees hope after challenging year

Chabad of the Conejo’s The Power of Hope Gala 2021 will be livestreamed from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., June 9. In past years Chabad’s annual galas were held in such venues as the Westlake Four Seasons Hotel and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, where attendance was limited to donors and ticket-holders. This year’s celebration will be online, allowing […]

Actors unpack their adjectives in spirited musical

Songs add zest to education



When Federal Communications Commission Chair Newton Minow famously called television a “vast wasteland” in 1961, he included a complaint about the paucity and wretchedness of children’s programming. Eight years later, Minow played a key role in obtaining funding for “Sesame Street,” the landmark children’s program that he called “an answer to my dreams.” “Sesame Street” helped pave the way for […]

Live arts return for indoor, outdoor shows

Concerts, comedians in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Arts Presents is back with a diverse lineup of entertainment for the community. TOArts and the Bank of America Performing Arts Center will offer a mix of virtual, outdoor and eventual safe in-person events to the Conejo Valley. TOArts Presents kicked off in May with TOArts Scene at the Greens at the Los Robles Greens golf course. Tickets […]

Staging ‘Godspell’ takes a miracle

PLAY PREVIEW /// ‘Godspell’


Grit. Tenacity. Innovation. That is what it has taken to bring the high school performing arts rendition of “Godspell Jr.” to the stage, even a virtual one. Like every aspect of life, COVID-19 has affected the performing arts, from shutting down Broadway in New York City to eliminating K-12 school productions nationwide. But the show must go on, and Oaks […]

Unique love story on livestream

Hillcrest Center for the Arts will present “The Last Five Years” at 8 p.m. Fri. through Sun., May 14 to 16 in outdoor live performances on its patio stage at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The production will also be livestreamed at 8 p.m. May 15 and 16. The musical is written and composed by Jason Robert Brown and […]

A cappella group is driven to sing



Whether you call it “car-cappella” or “carbershop quartet,” the Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus hasn’t let the pandemic stop them from congregating to sing their favorite tunes. The all-female a cappella singing group is one organization that has found a Zoom-free method of rehearsing together, and the singers are having a lot of fun doing it. Each Tuesday, about two dozen […]


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