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Classical violinist kicks off series

Classical violinist Niv Ashkenazi will perform the music of Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev to open the 13th season of free community concerts presented by the Epiphany Music Guild. The recital, which also features pianist Irene Kim, will take place at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. A complimentary reception to […]

Have a taste of Conejo eateries

The 10th annual Taste of Conejo, presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. Food and wine enthusiasts can attend an all-inclusive evening of food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. New […]

Sweet sounds

The lure of all things vintage never gets old for singer-songwriter Johnny Boyd. Take cufflinks, for instance. Tucked inside a pair of 1940s flatware chests that he refurbished himself is the singer’s vintage cufflinks collection. He’s got them in all shapes, roulette wheels, rockets, prize fighters and phones. They pair perfectly with his vintage vibe. The crooner will bring his […]

Agoura Hills local tapped as board chair

Kim Woods, long-time resident of Agoura Hills and a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, has been elected chair of the New West Symphony’s board of directors, effective immediately. She succeeds Paul Finkel, who as immediate two-term past chair will remain on the symphony’s executive committee. Active in a host of community based organizations throughout the Conejo Valley, Woods has served […]


Artists present music, stories Fall of Ai Productions presents The Dialogues Concert Series, second season, at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 in the atrium at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. The musicians are: Dana Warren Rouse and James Harper, vocalists, along with Fred Beerstein on oboe, Alexander Tseitlin on violin and viola, Rebecca Tseitlin and Rebecca Beerstein […]

Wheels are turnin’ for REO tour

You can’t fight time . . . and you certainly can’t fight this feeling. November 2018 marks the 34-year anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s “Wheels Are Turnin’ ” album, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the monster No. 1 single “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” That song solidified the band as a rock powerhouse. Expect to hear […]

5-Star creates monster mania at Kavli

Fairy tales turned on their head in musical show

Five-Star Theatricals opened its 2018-19 season Oct. 19 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with the debut of “Shrek the Musical,” a satirical fairy tale starring a self-pitying, ostracized ogre who has been banished to a swamp because of his own repulsiveness. “Shrek’s” thinly disguised morality tale—preaching that beauty and valiance come from within—is accessible enough for a child to […]

Strike up the band for America

After a recent run of shows in Italy, Israel, England and the Netherlands, America is back in America. The classic rock band, known for hits like “Sister Golden Hair,” “Tin Man” and “I Need You,” will play a 7:30 p.m. show Thurs., Nov. 8 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Gerry […]

Lights sparkle bright at Reagan Library

If you’re looking to make the holidays merry and bright, plug into the Reagan Library’s new electrical extravaganza. Great American Christmas: Holiday Lights will run 6 to 10 p.m. nightly from Nov. 10 through Jan. 6 at the library, 400 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Holiday Lights is a 60- to 90-minute family friendly outdoor walking tour complete with live music, […]

Classical meets ragtime

The Westlake Village Music Society will present a “Red Rose Rendezvous” concert at 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The performers will be David Miller on flute, Michelle Van Kempen on flute, Fredric Beerstein on oboe, Eric Johnson- Tomai on bassoon and Christine De Klotz on piano. The concert […]

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