May 31, 2012 RSS feed / On the Town

Tequila sundown

Sixteen restaurants vied to be named the best in eight categories during last Thursday’s Margarita Mix-Off at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.  Event chair Marcy Shewmon and Soroptimist President Nancy Nevitt said the event was th More...

Brazilian conductor takes reins of New West Symphony

Lehninger becomes second music director in symphony’s 17-year history

The New West Symphony recently appointed Marcelo Lehninger as music director of the regional professional orchestra.  Lehninger will become only the second music director in the symphony’s 17-year history when he begins his tenure at the s More...

‘Lucky Stiff’ staged at Hillcrest Center

Panic! Productions continues its inaugural season with the musical comedy “Lucky Stiff” from June 1 through 17 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Young singer turns heads at street fair

When Andrew Muccitelli of Westlake Village was 3, he was already singing around the house—but he wasn’t humming toddler tunes.  Andrew, now 13, said he loved Cher.  “I saw Cher’s ‘Farewell Tour’ (on TV) a More...

Diamond tribute makes ‘beautiful noise’

SOLITARY MAN—Above, Kevin Hogan provides the lead vocals for Fantastic Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band playing to a large crowd at Conejo Community Park on Memorial Day, May 28. More...

Understanding the tribute band phenomena

COMMENTARY

With the Memorial Day weekend behind us, the seasonal Attack of the Tribute Bands has descended upon America.  Among them is Fantastic Diamond, who performed last Monday at Conejo Community Park. More...