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‘…Underdevelopment’ film screening Jan. 26 at UCSB

‘…Underdevelopment’ film screening Jan. 26 at UCSB

The film screening “Memories of Underdevelopment”  will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Theater, Santa Barbara. Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami, the university reported in a media release....
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An ‘Undertow’ on the road to the Oscars?

By Mariana Llamas-Cendon / Amigos805.com “The Milk of Sorrow” (La teta asustada) was Peru’s first-ever Oscar winner in 2010 under the Best Foreign Film category. Now “Contracorriente” (Undertow) could be following in the steps of “…Sorrow” in the run towards the Academy Awards. Nominees will be announced on Jan. 25. “It has been pre-selected...
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Artist Cantine holds fundraiser Jan. 22

Artist Cantine holds fundraiser Jan. 22

The Artist Cantine Art Gallery and the Art Works Foundation will hold its first fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2000 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard. The event includes Nasca, performing an eclectic blend of jazz at 6 p.m.; belly dancing by Vilma at 7 p.m.; the Yonkany & Anabel Magic...
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Frida Kahlo Theater in L.A. presents ‘Sentado’

Frida Kahlo Theater in L.A. presents ‘Sentado’

“Sentado,” written and directed by Emanuel Loarca, will be presented 8 p.m. Fridays in Spanish with English subtitles; 8 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays in Spanish, Jan. 21 through Feb. 6 at the Frida Kahlo Theater, 2332 W. Fourth St., Los Angeles. Twenty six years after the massacre on Rio Negro, Guatemala, a...
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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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La Angry Xicana?! coming Jan. 20 to UCSB

La Angry Xicana?! coming Jan. 20 to UCSB

La Angry Xicana?! — Adelina Anthony, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Theater, Santa Barbara. La Angry Xicana?!, directed by D’Lo, is a solo show performed by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Adelina Anthony, the center reported in a media release. With her trademark use of...
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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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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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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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