Author: Emily Dodi

CATCH THEM WHILE YOU CAN | Chamber on the Mountain presents sensational guitar duo Grigoryan Brothers

PICTURED: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan bring classical guitar virtuosity to the Logan House on Sunday. Photo by Simon Shiff by Emily Dodi “They are really, really exceptional,” says Heidi Lehwalder, the founder and artistic director of Chamber on the Mountain and one of the most acclaimed harpists in the world. Lehwalder is talking about Grigoryan Brothers, “Australia’s finest guitar duo.” On Jan. 19, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are kicking off Chamber on the Mountain’s seventh season at the Logan House, located at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. The Adelaide Review wrote that “the Grigoryan Brothers’ name is...

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ON EXHIBIT AT CLU | Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance and Spiritual Bodies: Photography by Carlton Wilkinson

PICTURED: Carlton Wilkinson, “Reaching Out,” from the series African Male Museum, silver gelatin, 1992. Courtesy of the artist. by Emily Dodi  Every piece of art holds more than what we see painted on a canvas or captured on film. Whatever the medium, the message carries the weight and measure of a lifetime. Everything that has come before in an artist’s life is laid out before us. It might not be readily visible in the brush strokes or in the shadows of a photograph, but it’s there.  One must consider the context in which art was created in order to fully see...

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT | Ventura Missionary School students design experiment destined for the International Space Station

PICTURED: The Ventura Missionary School eighth-grade science class poses with the Helpful Honda People and the gifts of new LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3s. Photo by Emily Dodi by Emily Dodi  The title of this article could very well be “When Good Things Happen to Great Students.” Just in time for Christmas, the eighth-grade science class at Ventura Missionary School got a surprise visit from the Helpful Honda People of SoCal Honda. (Yes, they really do exist.) On Dec. 19, Helpful Honda representatives Zuly Tellez, Ricardo Mota and Lindsay Iellimo arrived on the VMS campus to give the school LEGO® Mindstorms®...

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MAGIC AND REVELRY | The joy of the season takes center stage in Ventura County this month

PICTURED: Sean Bell, Zachary Edwards, Joshua David Cavanaugh and Adolpho Blaire star in Plaid Tidings at the Rubicon. Photo by Ed Krieger ’Tis the season to take in at least one holiday performance. There’s something to delight everyone and absolutely every reason to make time to see something special onstage, whether it’s The Nutcracker or a family musical or concert. Whether you’re honoring a family tradition or creating a new one, there is simply no better way to revel in the season. Sugar Plum Dreams For many, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and Ventura County is...

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ON STAGE | Fuenteovejuna at California Lutheran University

PICTURED: Bridget De Maria, Katarina Lopez and Maya De La Torre star in CLU’s production of Fuenteovejuna. Photo by Brian Stethem History repeats itself. That’s true, but maybe even truer is that people remain the same. We are as capable now as we’ve always been of incredible acts of courage, just as we’ve always possessed the ability to be cruel.  Fuenteovejuna, onstage through Nov. 24 at California Lutheran University’s Black Box Theatre, shows us just how true that is. Written in 1614 by the Spanish playwright Lope Félix de Vega y Carpio and translated by Curt Columbus, Fuenteovejuna is...

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  1. NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary – Open Recruitment for Advisory Council Seats

    December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
  2. Spiritual Bodies: Photography by Carlton Wilkinson

    January 10 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 8:00 pm
  3. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    January 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 7:00 pm
  4. WinterFest Dog Show

    January 17 - January 19
  5. Two-day Art Workshop

    January 18 @ 10:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm

    January 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  7. Rev. Karen’s First Mid-Month Devotional Retreat of the Decade: We Begin Again!

    January 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  8. Grigoryan Brothers, Guitar Duo

    January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance

    January 22 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
  10. Grease Sing-Along

    January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm