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Merrily we sing along in Westlake

Westlake High holiday show provides respite, merriment

Westlake High School’s choir program presented its annual holiday show Dec. 6 to 8, but not without an element of drama as well as a heaping helping of Yuletide warmth and generosity from the community. When the school was shut down for 18 days following the Borderline shooting and subsequent Woolsey fire, it was thought the holiday show would not […]

Annual boat parade lights up the lake

Beloved musical can do, can do

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Guys and Dolls’

Those lovable characters of Runyonland are back in Conejo Players’ current production of “Guys and Dolls,” Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ musicalization of Damon Runyon’s classic literary characters: the dese-dem-dose gang of polite gamblers and their gum-chewing molls. The show includes a world-renowned score by Frank Loesser. Director John Gaston has assembled a delightful cast of chiefly familiar faces with […]

Good music always good medicine

CONCERT REVIEW /// Rodney Crowell

“A few days ago we weren’t sure you would be here,” Rodney Crowell said in between songs at the Scherr Forum on Nov. 17. The venerable country singer-songwriter was only half-joking. The twin tragedies of the Borderline shootings and the devastating fires earlier in the month preempted many concerts and entertainment activities in the Conejo Valley, but last weekend felt […]

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