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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 […]

‘Pirates’ set sail in new pandemic setting



Since 1981, Young Artists Ensemble, a theater company run through the auspices of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, has offered young thespians opportunities to perform in plays and musicals, with many from its ranks going on to major in theater arts in college and pursue professional careers on the stage. The YAE Summer Series’ 40th production, like every other […]

Classic cars cruise for cool kids

The owners of over a hundred cars from across Ventura County put on a car show Aug. 8 for the children living at Casa Pacifica’s Steven E. Elson Campus in Camarillo. Individual owners participated as well as following car clubs: Conejo Valley Model A Ford Club, Coachmen Car Club, Oxnard Police Department and DRAGG, Ventura Classic Car Club, Ventura Classics […]

Out of the house, out on the water

SERENE—A boat traverses the waters of Westlake Lake July 30 in Westlake Village. Area lakes, beaches and trails open so that residents can take advantage of the fresh air and sunshine. The outdoor activities also allow locals to get out of the chair, stretch, and take a break from the computer screen. We’ll see you around.

Open auditions for musical theater bookwriters, lyricists, and composers

New Musicals Inc. is accepting applicants to its 2020-21 Musical Theatre Writers’ Workshop. Lyricists, composers and musical theater writers can audition for the workshop, which will be hosted by the Academy for New Musical Theatre at NMI. Auditions will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 online and in person at NMI, 5628 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, pending health […]

Legacy scholarship winners

The Arts Council of Conejo Valley has selected eight student winners for the annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival Legacy Scholarship program to support local youth artists. The students received awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. The funds will be applied to their college or conservatory expenses. The eligible applicants were Conejo area high school seniors through college sophomores. The visual […]


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