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Spotlight encourages student works

Southern California high school students interested in the performing arts can apply for The Music Center’s Spotlight, a free annual scholarship and arts training program. Spotlight offers arts experiences, mentorship and workforce development skills taught by professional artists and arts administrators. The program awards more than $100,000 in scholarships each year. All students may apply to multiple categories for free. […]

‘Farm’ film at drive-in screening

As part of this year’s activities for the all-virtual Ventura County Farm Day, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture will host a drive-in movie night with the award-winning, family-friendly documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” on Sun., Nov. 1 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Fairgrounds open at 5 p.m. The documentary will screen at 6 p.m. followed by […]

Art in person and online

The Topanga Canyon Gallery is hosting a new art exhibit that patrons can view in person from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or online at home any time at topangacanyongallery.com. The show will run through Sun., Oct. 11 at Topanga Canyon Gallery. 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. The show has art to hang on walls along with glass […]

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 […]


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