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March 1, 2017: Just Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center

March 01, 2017 06:00 pm

Come to the ARTree Community Arts Center for an unsupervised chance to draw at your leisure using objects and models. Just bring a pencil and paper.

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March 2, 2017: 10 by 10: Variety Night at The Main

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

10 by 10 is a variety night giving performers a chance to take the stage and perform for a live audience. Each month, ten performers will be selected to perform a 10-minute piece of their choosing, such as, short live theatre pieces, dance, monologues, improv, comedy, and music, and more.

This week, the cast includes:

STORYTELLING from Sharon Houston
Sharon is a stand up veteran who has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, and VH1. She’s starred on several hidden camera shows including MTV’s “Punk’d”, Disney Channel’s “Code 9”, and Oxygen’s “Celebrities Undercover.”

MUSIC by Alex Wand
Alex is a LA-based, Grammy Award-winning performer and composer who has performed at venues and festivals throughout the globe. Currently he writes for film and video with recent projects including The Harvest Run (full-length documentary) and Porcupine (dramatic narrative starring W. Earl Brown).

MAGIC with Brian Hoffman
Brian is an active magician and a member of Ring 280 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in Santa Clarita. Brian is also a Magician Member of the World Famous Magic Castle.

STORYTELLING by Vicki Juditz
Vicki Juditz has performed stories all over the world winning both Moth StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMS. She has had comic roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, YES, DEAR, My Name is Earl, and others.

COMEDY with Steve Saracino
Steve is an actor, writer, and also does music composition, musical theater, musical theater direction, improv, and is even a classroom teacher, and a successful varsity baseball coach in San Diego.

FILM SHORT “The Reinvention of Normal”
“The Reinvention of Normal” is a short film that follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Taking the normal and turning it into something unique. Directed, filmed and produced by Liam Saint-Pierre, this charming film celebrates the joy of creativity and invites us all to reconsider what it means to be normal.

COMEDY with Jeanne Whitney
Jeanne is a comedian who performs nightly in Los Angeles, and all over California and the Midwest.

STORYTELLING by Kim Kalish
Kim Kalish has been seen on Conan, at all the Upright Citizens Brigade stages and oh so many basement bars in New York and LA. She’s produced viral videos that went international (you haven’t lived till people are tweeting at you at 2 in the morning in Polish), has been LA Weekly’s Pick of the Week, and has performed in numerous comedy festivals. Most importantly, she’s a lover of goat cheese and toast. Put those two things together and watch the sparks fly.

MUSIC with Steve Messick
Long-time local of Santa Clarita, Steve Messick brings to the stage a vibrant and entertaining repertoire from around the world. Inspired by a passion for travel, Steve and his accordion will whisk you away on a musical journey through the international sounds of destinations abroad.

MUSIC with The New Mexican
The New Mexican is 10 by 10’s “house one-man-band” playing a blend of country blues featuring banjo, harmonica, guitar, and percussion.

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March 2, 2017: Biloxi Blues at West Ranch High School

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

The West Ranch High School Theatre Arts Department presents Biloxi Blues, winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play!

Written by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

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March 2, 2017: JAM Session & Concert – Bollywood Dance at Old Town Newhall Library

March 02, 2017 07:00 pm

Dance to the beat, play an instrument, and experience something unexpected with JAM Sessions, fun, interactive music and dance events hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation. The evening integrates live dance instruction from professional instructors with live band performances.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a chair if you just plan on listening to the music. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. All JAMs are FREE, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This month’s theme is Bollywood Dance.

Combine jazz and hip-hop with modern and traditional Indian dance and you get the energetic sounds and movements of Bollywood. Twirl, twist and step with Achinta S. McDaniel and dancers from Blue13 Dance Company who make it easy to pick up the moves of this popular dance. Live music from 2 Dhol drummers and a live DJ.

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March 3, 2017: Biloxi Blues at West Ranch High School

March 03, 2017 07:00 pm

The West Ranch High School Theatre Arts Department presents Biloxi Blues, winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play!

Written by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

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March 4, 2017: It’s All in the Numbers – Art Exhibit Reception at Santa Clarita City Hall

March 04, 2017 06:00 pm

The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a reception for the exhibit “It’s All in the Numbers.”

The exhibit will be displayed in conjunction with the cities One Story One City program, which is presented by the Santa Clarita Libraries. The book for 2017 is “Rise of the Rocket Girls.” It tells the story of the women who served as “human computers” for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Artworks in the exhibit feature a variety of themes including numbers, math, and rocket science.

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March 4, 2017: 36th Annual District Honor Band Concert at Hart High School

March 04, 2017 07:00 pm

The Hart School District presents its annual honor band concert. Top junior high and high school student musicians from throughout the Hart School District will perform at the Hart High School Auditorium. The more than 175 students from local junior high and high schools were selected from a field of more than 800 talented students.

The annual concert is directed by guest conductors who are either university directors or other prominent music educators.

This year, the high school honor band will be conducted by Dr. Lawrence Stoffel from California State University, Northridge. Professor Stoffel is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician throughout California and the United States. He is also a local resident of Santa Clarita.

The junior high school honor band will be conducted by Randy Gilpin, who served as an instrumental music director in the William S. HArt Union School District. He served at both Canyon High School and Rancho Pico Junior High School.

Several honor scholarships will be presented at the concert.

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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Tickets are now on sale for James Hand with the Carolyn Sills Combo on Saturday, September 30 and INCENDIO in Concert! on Saturday, October 7, both groups appearing at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Preview of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Sept. 18-24.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Six Flags Magic Mountain's biggest season of Fright Fest, presented by Snickers, reopened Saturday.
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
“Wildwood Canyon: The Resilience of Nature,” a photography exhibit by artist Kristina Jacob, will be on display at the Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country from September 26 through January 24.
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
October is National Arts and Humanities Month and to celebrate the city of Santa Clarita will host ARTober during the month.
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Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Center on the Valencia campus is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Centers are participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Service Center has moved from its previous location in Newhall to a new location in the Santa Clarita Plaza, and will host a grand opening celebration Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, known internationally as USA-2, has been deployed to Mexico to assist with the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Mexico City.
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The city of Santa Clarita invites nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about the city's 2018 Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 12 p.m.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has published an ebook free to entrepreneurs titled '10 Characteristics of a Successful Startup.'
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A Lebec woman charged with murder and kidnapping the children of her half-sister was sentenced 13 years in state prison on Tuesday.
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Crime Prevention Unit deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted probation searches in several locations Wednesday, and arrested two people for outstanding warrants.
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Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wrote 48 citations during Tuesday's bicycle and pedestrian safety operation in Newhall.
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California Governor Jerry Brown has until October 15 to sign bills passed at the end of the just-concluded legislative session, including measures authored by Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita).
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Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in the amount of $25,000.
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Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys has become one with its sister organization Homes 4 Families, and the new organization continues its mission to build affordable housing for veterans.
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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that Patricia Espinosa, Michael Bloomberg and Anand Mahindra will co-chair the Global Climate Action Summit from September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco.
Brown Names Co-Chairs of 2018 California Global Climate Action Summit
The Master’s University men’s golf team finished tied for sixth out of 12 teams overall with a 3-over 579 at the CA State Intercollegiate in Ventura Monday.
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After dropping the night’s opening set, the Master’s volleyball team slammed down the pedal and refused to let up, beating the University of Antelope Valley 3-1 Tuesday night.
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California’s largest irrigation district on Tuesday rejected funding a contentious $17-billion water project that would replumb the West Coast’s largest estuary.
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California State University, Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics will co-host the fifth annual Art of Innovation Conference on Friday, Oct. 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Tickets are now on sale for James Hand with the Carolyn Sills Combo on Saturday, September 30 and INCENDIO in Concert! on Saturday, October 7, both groups appearing at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed suit against the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger is hosting the inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Summit.
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly encourages sixteen- and seventeen-year-old students to pre-register to vote with the beginning of High School Voter Education Weeks from September 18–29.
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No. 20 College of the Canyons will host No. 11 Long Beach City College at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Cougar Stadium.
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College of the Canyons hosted its annual Western State Conference (WSC) tournament a on Monday, coming away with a second place finish behind conference leader Santa Barbara City College at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
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A potential water rate hike prompted Santa Clarita Water Division officials to call for a public meeting Tuesday evening for its Budget and Rates Committee.
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The California State University has selected 23 students, one from each campus, to receive the 2017 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain's biggest season of Fright Fest, presented by Snickers, reopened Saturday.
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