Art/Theater

Agoura Hills Announces Garage Teen Summer Programs

Agoura Hills Announces Garage Teen Summer Programs

(The following is from a press release) The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has constructed a fun filled summer for the teens of Agoura Hills! Teens going into sixth grade through eighth grade are welcome to participate. Our programs include T.P.A.C., Summer Day Trips, Pit Stop, the Beach Bus, and Teen Nights. […]

Executive director Mary-Catherine McBride (right) poses with past grand marshals on opening day.

Conejo Valley Days Celebrates 60th Year

by Mira Reverente One of the much-awaited community events of the year is back with a bang, celebrating six decades of fun, fanfare and family atttractions. “It’s bigger and better than ever,” said Mary-Catherine McBride, executive director of Conejo Valley Days. “We have more rides, more events, more sponsors, more things for everyone to look […]

The Ventura-based Stum is best known for holding the Guinness World Record of the largest street painting by an individual.

Q & A with Noted Street Painter Tracy Lee Stum

by Mira Reverente Internationally-acclaimed 3D artist and street painter Tracy Lee Stum has another feat to add to her mile-long list of accomplishments–author. The Art of Chalk, an inspiring book featuring the many creative and exciting applications of chalk, is slated for release on May 15th. It features the work of many local and international […]

Student Artists Recognized in Annual Water Awareness Post Contest

Student Artists Recognized in Annual Water Awareness Post Contest

(The following is from a press release from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District) Twelve local students have been recognized as finalists in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD)’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest at a ceremony held during the District’s Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The honored posters were selected from more than […]

Dick Van Dyke Dazzles Crowd in Agoura Hills

Dick Van Dyke Dazzles Crowd in Agoura Hills

A standing-room only crowd packed the Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center to watch legendary performer Dick Van Dyke, 90, sing, dance and tell stories Friday night. The actor-turned bestselling author took center stage as part of the city’s One City One Book event, celebrating his latest work Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths About […]

Thousand Oaks Students to Go On a Global ‘Odyssey of the Mind’

Thousand Oaks Students to Go On a Global ‘Odyssey of the Mind’

A group of creative Thousand Oaks fifth-graders have been making a name for themselves using their wits and talents in a global competition. The seven Lang Ranch Elementary students–Addison Stolle, Alyssa Rice, Alyssa Wood, Ashlyn Loberg, Emily Merjan, Gracyn Manley and Lexy Plotkin– are members of Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides […]

Dick Van Dyke Book to Promote the ‘Joy of Reading’ in Agoura Hills

Dick Van Dyke Book to Promote the ‘Joy of Reading’ in Agoura Hills

Each year, Agoura Hills promotes the joy of reading through inspiring books and celebrated authors. The book selected for the 2016 One City One Book (OCOB) community read is Keep Moving, by show-business legend Dick Van Dyke with co-author Todd Gold. Now 90 years old, Van Dyke, a New York Times bestselling author, shares in […]

Elena Moreno (Miss Adelaide) and Jonathan Engstrom (Nathan Detroit)

Gender-Bending ‘Guys and Dolls’ to Debut at Agoura High Performing Arts Education Center

Many are familiar with Guys and Dolls, the classic gambling musical about a couple of big city, Depression-era gamblers and the women who love them. Few, however, have seen it performed in which some of the “guys” are actually “dolls.” Well hang on to your fedoras, because the Agoura Community Theater (ACT) upcoming production–in partnership with Curtain […]

The students rehearse at the Agoura Hills recreation center.

Tickets Now On Sale for ACT’s ‘Guys & Dolls’

(The following is from a press release) The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre, announces that tickets are now available for the teen performance of Guys & Dolls, directed by Jeff Wallach, with music direction by Paul Taylor. This program is for teens ages 13-19.  Performances will be held in the […]

Stars of Iconic 80’s Film Delight Agoura High Audience at Fundraising Event

Stars of Iconic 80’s Film Delight Agoura High Audience at Fundraising Event

Stars and the director of the cult 80’s comedy movie Better Off Dead regaled audiences at the Agoura High Performing Arts Education Center last week following a screening of the film. The event was a fundraiser for the high school’s renowned ComedySportz program. Actress and current ComedySportz coach, Diane Franklin (aka Diane DeLaurentis), hosted the evening and later […]