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A-hunting we will go

ON THE AIR—Team Julie and Jen with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty in Thousand Oaks was chosen for a new series with the HGTV House Hunters family. The two agents will appear on a TV episode featuring the sale of a home to clients in Woodridge Estates in Thousand Oaks. Air date is 10 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 on […]

Musical classic ages well at 75

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Oklahoma!’


It’s been 75 years since “Oklahoma!” exploded onto Broadway and changed musical theater forever. In addition to being the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Oklahoma!” changed the genre’s very nature and structure by integrating song and dance into the storyline. The singular importance of this classic calls for candid examination each time it is staged, because there are carefully reasoned […]

Make your voice heard

The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions beginning Sun., Aug. 12 for its 50th concert season. The group is open to men and women singers from Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. The 70-voice chorale is directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied […]

Hungry tummies go nuts for banana bread

Convectional Wisdom

Homemade banana bread is one of those things that’s always great to have in the house. It’s good for breakfast or for an afternoon snack, or to lay out on the table with coffee for guests. It’s also one of the easiest things to make; the one-bowl batter consists of basic ingredients that can be thrown together in less than […]

Hillcrest concert is a little bit classic, a little bit Broadway

The Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company wraps up its “Classics to Broadway” summer concert series at 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A little classical and a lot of Broadway will be brought to you by members of VCGSRC. On tap are works by such classical composers […]

Surf and sun Aug. 19

Fireworks rescheduled from July 8

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspaper will host the last concert in the 2018 summer Concerts in the Park series at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. “Surfin’,” a tribute to surf sounds of the 1960’s, will be the featured artist at 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19. The cancelled fireworks show […]

Auditions for young actors

Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will hold auditions for “Duckrest: An Ostracized Ostrich’s Tale of Redemption” Sat. and Sun., Aug. 18 and 19 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. Appointment times will be available starting at 9:45 a.m. Saturday and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The script is based on a story by playwright and publisher Victoria […]

Yachtley Crew to drop anchor Sunday

There will be smooth sailing this weekend when Yachtley Crew drops anchor for an afternoon of mellow music as part of the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s 2018 Summer Concerts in the Park Series. The free, family-friendly concert is at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Yachtley Crew, […]

The game’s afoot as patrons get a ‘clue’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Clue: The Musical’


Broadway musicals have been drawn from a variety sources: short stories, plays and even comic strips, but a Parker Brothers board game? Moorpark College’s production of “Clue: The Musical” rolls the dice on this intriguing concept by turning a show that failed in its off-Broadway run into a whimsical, visually vibrant production that overcomes the deficiencies of the original thanks […]

Jokes reach a new height at comedy night

Stand-up star Wendy Liebman scatters jokes on her Facebook page like whimsical fairy dust. Spend a few minutes scrolling through her posts and you’ll encounter nuggets like: I’m off to Whole Foods for some half-and-half. I just lost an hour to daylight savings but I saved 15 minutes by switching to Geico. I travel with an emotional pet bag of […]


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