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CI Choral Association holding auditions

CI Choral Association holding auditions

The Channel Islands Choral Association is currently holding auditions through end of January for the CSU Channel Islands (CI) Choir, a class held at California State University, Channel Islands, which is open to students, faculty and members of the community. The class meets from 7 to 9:50 p.m. Mondays in Malibu Hall Room 140 on...
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Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident Rachel Flowers, 17, earned top honors at the Ventura Music Festival’s annual Student Jazz Competition held Jan. 16 at Ventura’s Laurel Theatre, the festival reported in a media release. Flowers was awarded both the opportunity to play on stage with Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his 18-piece band at the Ventura Music Festival’s upcoming Latin...
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Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reported that an immigration and financial information forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2 in Ventura County. An informational forum on immigration will be held Jan. 19 at the Mexican Consulate, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. A forum on credit information...
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CSU Channel Islands receives Carnegie Community Engagement award

CSU Channel Islands receives Carnegie Community Engagement award

CSU Channel Islands was recently selected as one of 115 institutions nationwide chosen by the Carnegie Foundation to receive its 2010 Community Engagement Classification, university officials reported this week in a media release. This is an elective classification which recognizes exemplary practices among all populations in a university-wide commitment to community engagement and service learning....
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Student jazz finalists to compete Jan. 16 in Ventura

Student jazz finalists to compete Jan. 16 in Ventura

Five finalists of the Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Laurel Theater, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. The students are competing to win scholarships and the opportunity to perform with Latin jazz trumpet master Arturo Sandoval on Feb. 12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds....
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AIDS partnership seeks dancers

AIDS partnership seeks dancers

The Ventura County AIDS partnership is seeking dancers for the “Rhythms of Life: Dance for AIDS”  celebration on May 21. More than 300 guests were entertained by a cast of 100 performers and volunteers last year during an event designed to inspire and educate the community about the impacts of HIV around the world, the...
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El Concilio names award winners

El Concilio names award winners

Carmen Guerrero, Javier Gomez and Art Hernandez are among a group of educators selected as winners of El Concilio de Condado de Ventura’s 2011 Latino Leadership Awards to be presented March 26 in Oxnard The awards focus this year on educators who make a difference in the community. The award winners include Guerrero, dean...
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Mariachi Mujer 2000 performing Jan. 7-9 in S.B.

Mariachi Mujer 2000 performing Jan. 7-9 in S.B.

Mariachi Mujer 2000, composed of 11 musicians hand picked from three states and led by founder Marisa Ordoño and music director Laura Sobrino, comes to Santa Barbara Jan. 7-9. Mariachi Mujer 2000 was one of five bands representing the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and played at the Santa Barbara Bowl in 2010’s...
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Students have until Jan. 4 to apply for Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Students have until Jan. 4 to apply for Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Students are encouraged to mail or e-mail examples of their instrumental work by Jan. 4 to apply for the Ventura Music Festival’s fifth annual Student Jazz Competition, with the winner to perform on stage on with Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval. Last year’s competition winner was Christian Choh, a 17-year-old alto sax player from...
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Students, educators honored at Rio School District luncheon

Students, educators honored at Rio School District luncheon

Thirty-five 4th- through 8th-grade students were recognized as role models to their peers and adults at the Rio School District’s Inspirational Student Recognition Program Luncheon, the district reported in a media release. The students recognized at the luncheon include Victoria Anaya, Alissa Arroyo, Makani Ash, Gustavo Ayala, Anna Belen Garcia, Angela Botello, Ivy Dimelanta, David Garcia,...
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Grateful CSU Channel Islands alum returns to campus with a gift

Grateful CSU Channel Islands alum returns to campus with a gift

CSU Channel Islands has received a special gift this holiday season when one of its oldest graduating students presented a check to benefit the university’s  Chicana/o Studies program. When she was 80 years old, Antonia DiLiello graduated from CSU Channel Islands in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in History. On Dec. 13, DiLiello returned to...
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Oxnard College Fire Academy cadets attend graduation

Time to cool things off. Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy cadets, Battalion 34, had their Fall Semester graduation on Dec. 12 at the college’s Camarillo Airport Fire Technology facility. Battalion 34 graduated 35 cadets. Congratulating the cadets were members of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees, Ventura County Fire Dept., Oxnard College...
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Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

CSU Channel Islands professor Kathleen Contreras reads from her book, “Braids/Trencitas,” during the annual Posada Holiday Book Drive held Dec. 9, 2010 at Ruby’s Cafe in Oxnard. Books collected before and during the event will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the Oxnard area. The event...
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MICOP holding Fiesta Navidena Dec. 18 in Oxnard

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project will hold its annual “Fiesta Navidena” to benefit the Mixteco community from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Fremont Intermediate School, 1130 No. M St., Oxnard and Rio Real Elementary School, 1140 Kenny St., Oxnard. Volunteers are needed for registration, children craft and other projects. For more...
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Miguel del Aguila: not a prophet in his own land

Miguel del Aguila: not a prophet in his own land

By Mariana Llamas-Cendon / Amigos805.com Miguel del Aguila, a Ventura County resident since 1992, was recently nominated by the Latin Recording Academy, organizers of the Latin Grammy Awards, for his 2009 production named “Salon Buenos Aires.” The award was nominated under the Best Classical Album and Best Contemporary Classical Composition categories “The conductor from the...
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