Author: Kateri Wozny

BOUNCING THE 805 | Dual hip-hop shows to shake Ventura County this weekend

Two hip-hop shows will make the 805 bounce on Saturday, July 22. The first show, 805 Hip-Hop Classic, will take place at the Majestic Ventura Theater and feature Billboard chart-topping rappers Too Short (“The Ghetto,” “Blow the Whistle”), Baby Bash (“Suga Suga,” “Baby, I’m Back”), MC Magic (“Magic City,” “Princesa”) and Mellow Man Ace (“Mentirosa,” “If You Were Mine”) at the Ventura Theater. After 35 years in the industry, Too Short (Todd Shaw) announced this year that he would release his 20th and final studio album, The Pimp Tape, this August. The legendary rapper, born in Los Angeles and...

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CULTURAL EXCHANGE | Archana to teach the importance of sharing through Indian music, dance and drama

A taste and flair of Indian culture while improving social consciousness is coming to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on May 6. The 23rd annual Archana fundraiser will showcase Indian dance, music, drama and video clips that highlight ongoing efforts to help the underprivileged in India. The event is held each spring by nonprofit organization India Friends Association (IFA) and takes three months to organize. The colorful and energizing show features a cast of more than 300 local adults and children who volunteer their time and talent for the cause. Each year about 800 to 1,000 attendees enjoy...

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FORWARD MOVEMENT | CLUFest 2017 to highlight best multimedia technology projects

Those wanting a glimpse into the future of multimedia technology will have the opportunity to do so at Cal Lutheran’s upcoming Forward: CLUFest 2017. CLUFest, an annual festival and exhibition, explores the growth of cutting-edge technology from Cal Lutheran students in an unconventional way. The exhibition features multimedia aspects in design, gaming, cinema, visual effects, robotics and interactive media. The public can walk through the minds of the upcoming creative professionals exhibiting their work, skills and dedication to the craft. This year’s festival is themed “Forward.” “The multimedia program is very small, and this is an opportunity for people...

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BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY | Legendary rappers come to Ventura Theater

If there is a hip-hop group that will be remembered in history as the most unique, with a melodic flow like no other that unites people together, it would be Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The group, consisting of members Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Bizzy Bone, originated out of inner-city Cleveland in 1991. It is known for its fast-paced rapping and harmonizing vocals, a rarity that isn’t seen in many of today’s hip-hop groups. Even MTV named Bone Thugs-N-Harmony the “most melodic hip hop group of all time.” Its ability to bridge East and West Coast artists is...

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  1. Shakespeare: A Celebration

    June 9 - September 28
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    August 19 - August 20
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