Art/Theater

Cabrillo Music Theatre casts Conejo Valley-raised Carly Bracco as Peter Pan

Cabrillo Music Theatre casts Conejo Valley-raised Carly Bracco as Peter Pan

Cabrillo Music Theatre, the resident, professional theater production company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has cast Thousand Oaks native Carly Bracco as lead in Peter Pan. Beginning July 14, Cabrillo Music Theatre will conclude its 2016/17 season with ten performances of the musical based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, with its final performance […]

‘We Are The Future,’ A Concert to Benefit the LVUSD Performing Arts

‘We Are The Future,’ A Concert to Benefit the LVUSD Performing Arts

(The following is from a press conference) The Las Virgenes Unified School District is proud to announce our fourth annual concert to benefit the performing arts. “We Are the Future” will be held on Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m. at the 650-seat, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Calabasas High School […]

Dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event!

‘Fright Night’ to Celebrate Halloween in a Terrifying New Way

(The following is from a press release) Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event on Sunday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A week before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers directs performances to captivate you by talented thespians of the […]

Grand Marshal Butch Hartman welcomes the crowd along with sidekicks Noog Dood and Red Noog.

Reyes Adobe Days Features History, Family Fun and ‘Noogs’

“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun […]

Outside the exhibit at LACMA

Filmmaker Exhibits Conejo Valley Horror Collection at LACMA

The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA  description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s: …creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. […]

The traditional RAD sign welcomes visitors to the festival.

Reyes Adobe Days 2016 Announces Festival Highlights

(The following is from a press release) Celebrating the very best of California culture, past and present, the city of Agoura Hills is presenting the 12th Annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) with title sponsor Agoura Dental Group. The four-day festival taking place on Oct. 6-9, is centered at the city’s Reyes Adobe Historical Site, an […]

A young fan poses with Tracy Lee Stum's rendering of the Machu Picchu.

13th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Fest Delights and Entertains

by Mira Reverente Performances, vendors and visual artists entertained crowds at the 13th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival held at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. Over 50 visual artists in the fields of photography, watercolor, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, pastels and street painting exhibited their latest works and performed demos. World-renowned sculptor Delesprie was […]

On the main stage, Hartman creates a drawing for lucky audience member, Isabelle.

‘Fairly OddParents’ Creator, Chalk Artist to Headline 2016 Reyes Adobe Days

Butch Hartman–the creator of Nickelodeon’s Fairly OddParents, Tough Puppy and Danny Phantom–and chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, will be the grand marshall and featured artist, respectively, at the 12th annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD), Oct. 6-9 in Agoura Hills. Hartman, who will premier Bunsen is a Beast on Nickelodeon in 2017, recently designed the Noog Network app and […]

Signing books after talking about my author journey and crowd-funding through Kickstarter.

The Money Savvy Mommy: How I Kickstarted My Book

by Mira Reverente I was recently invited to speak about my author journey. The invitation was extended by a local writers group of which I’m a member, the Ventura County Writers Club. Beyond the content generation and writing process, my fellow members were more interested in Kickstarter, crowd-funding or fundraising method I used with much success […]

The cast at the Cabrillo Music Theatre

Cabrillo Music Theatre Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and other Non-profit Organizations for a Day at the Theatre!

(The following is from a press release) Cabrillo Music Theatre is teaming up with local businesses to provide the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and other area non-profits serving low-income youth an opportunity to experience live theater at no cost. Some 450 kids will attend Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Broadway quality production of […]