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Mexican Consulate organizing S.B. Reyes Magos celebration Jan. 8

Mexican Consulate organizing S.B. Reyes Magos celebration Jan.  8

The Mexican Consulate  in Oxnard and the Unity Shoppe Organization are among several groups organzing the annual Reyes Magos celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, 227 N. Nopal, Santa Barbara. in Santa Barbara Donations of toys are being accepted through Jan. 6 for the...
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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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Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Reservations are strongly suggested for the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Sugar Beets Restaurant, 255 So. A St., Oxnard, co-owner Lupe Ledesma reported recently. The event, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, features a plated dinner created by Chef Martin Ledesma, and dancing to the music of the Minidriver Band, which will play...
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De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

Andrea Vargas-Mendoza will be one of the guest artists attending the closing reception for the De Colores Art Exhibit from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 No. 10th St., Santa Paula. The exhibit highlights the narrative paintings and cultural story telling of 40 Latino visual artists...
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Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Artists and admirers gathered during the preview reception for the 2011 Ventura Music Festival held Dec. 8 at the Museum of Ventura County, Ventura. The event featured the introduction of the festival’s 17th season performers and artists by Nuvi Mehta, artistic director for the festival, and the introduction of the 2011 festival art by...
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Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard is holding a Posada Navideña celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at its offices, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. Piñatas will be available for the children and food for the family. Free. For more information, call 805.984.2162, ext. 113 or visit: http://delabuela.blogspot.com/2008/12/las-posadas-navideas-en-mxico.html ### Atenta invitación al...
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Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro de las Américas and MusicaLatitudes present the final performances for “Christmas Tales and Chants” a Latin American Celebration for the entire family at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18 at Heritage Square Hall, 731 So. A St., Oxnard. Actors from Teatro de las Américas and musicians and singers from MusicaLatitudes...
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Grand dance to benefit Santa Barbara Promotores set for Dec. 17

Grand dance to benefit Santa Barbara Promotores set for Dec. 17

A dance to benefit the Santa Barbara Promotores will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at 601 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara. Donations are $15 for individuals and $25 per couple. For more information, call Josefa Rios at 805.729.7280 or Brenda Lopez at 805.665.7463.
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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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