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Holiday Lights concert promises music, singing and merriment

Holiday Lights concert promises music, singing and merriment

Ian Cohen

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Although living in Southern Calif. may be cause for Jack Frost to stay away due to the warmer temperatures, it doesn’t mean that we can’t roast chestnuts on an open fire and sing a chorus or two. In fact, on Sat. Dec. 2, the Moorpark College student orchestra and choir will perform its ann...

Find your holiday gifts at a student art sale

Find your holiday gifts at a student art sale

Lisette Davies Ward

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The much-awaited Moorpark College Student Ceramics/Art Sale has finally arrived. This event showcases a cornucopia of art pieces made by ceramics students and other art students at Moorpark College. "It is filled with student work for sale such as ceramics and sculptures, paintings and prints, even tie-...

Moorpark College jazz ensembles ready to get down

Moorpark College jazz ensembles ready to get down

Ian Cohen

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

During the Jazz Age of the 1920s, quite a bit of jargon was coined by trendsetters in zoot suits. Terms like “cool,” “hip,” and “crib” are still in use to this day. In addition to all of this timeless jargon, the Jazz Age also represents a significant era of musical innovation, and it...

‘Speaking Movement’ Dance Concert opens November 19 at Moorpark College Performing Arts Center.

‘Speaking Movement’ Dance Concert opens November 19 at Moorpark College Performing Arts Center.

Lisette Davies Ward

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moorpark College's Dance Department is wrapping up ten weeks of rehearsals for this fall’s dance concert. ‘Speaking Movement’ debuts Thursday, November 16 at the Performing Arts Center. This multi-faceted concert, co-directed by dance professors Vivian Goldes and Robert Salas, is a collaboration...

A ‘Writers’ Workshop: everyone welcome’ free, extra curricular activity this semester!

A ‘Writers’ Workshop: everyone welcome’ free, extra curricular activity this semester!

Lisette Davies Ward

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moorpark College’s best kept secret might be a free, weekly non-credit writing workshop that is open to everyone on campus. Moorpark College English professor Sandra Hunter created ‘Writers Workshop: everyone welcome,' and has been running it every Thursday this fall. A published, multiple ...

‘Angels, Demons and Monsters’ take over student art gallery

‘Angels, Demons and Monsters’ take over student art gallery

Danny Corrigan

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

Students recently got to showcase their art pieces in an exhibit based around the theme of "Angels, Demons and Monsters." The pieces dealt with broad themes related to Halloween and the supernatural."Its really cool to see how under one common theme of 'Angels, Demons and Monsters' people can create al...

Illusionists to appear at Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks

Illusionists to appear at Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks

Ian Cohen

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Ooos, ahhhs, and thunderous applause is likely to fill the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks, when the Champions of Magic unveil a myriad of spectacular illusions on Fri. Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Across the pond, the Champions of Magic have been performing to packed houses in London’s West End for th...

Lutheran Legacy concert to commemorate the Reformation

Lutheran Legacy concert to commemorate the Reformation

Ian Cohen

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

This year marks 500-years since Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation. The music of the period surrounding the Reformation has symbolic meaning to Protestants, and is represented by several well-known Baroque era composers. Moorpark College music students will enshrine the Reformation...

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Lisette Davies Ward and Chelsi Espiritu

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Tennessee Williams’s classic drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" premiered at Moorpark College’s Performing Arts Center on October 12. This iconic Pulitzer prize winning play of raw emotion, conflict and loss transforms the main stage into the French Quarter of New Orleans, complete with live...

New student art gallery finds a home in former storage closet

New student art gallery finds a home in former storage closet

Lisette Davies Ward

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many years ago, professors in the art department recognized a need for a stand-alone gallery space where their students could exhibit their artwork. “For years we worked around the problem by using unoccupied faculty offices as temporary student galleries,” said art professor Gerry Zucca. "...

Artist presents her ‘wallflower’ gallery on campus

Artist presents her ‘wallflower’ gallery on campus

Lisette Davies Ward

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The term 'wallflower' was first used in the early 1800s to refer to a woman without a partner at a dance, presumably sitting against the wall. Around the same time, Great Britain repealed a wallpaper tax, which led to all types of wallpaper, including the patterned kind, growing in popularity, and be...

“A Streetcar Named Desire” takes the main stage Oct. 12

Chelsi Espiritu

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

The Theater Arts department will premiere "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Performing Arts Center on Oct. 12. The play is based in the 1945-1950s era, and was originally written by famous American playwright Tennessee Williams. It is being performed and operated by Moorpark College students and facul...