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  • Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

    Call to Artists – Cosmic Art Show

    Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

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  • POETRY MATTERS CONTEST DOWNEY AND THE PLANETS To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the City of Downey’’s incorporation, and Downey’’s illustrious history with the aerospace industry, the Downey Symphonic Society in conjunction with Poetry Matters is sponsoring a contest  on a space-related theme suggested by, but not limited to, Gustav Holst’’s The Planets. PRIZES     $100 First Prize,   $50 Second Prize […]

    Poetry Matters Contest: Downey and the Planets, deadline July 31

    POETRY MATTERS CONTEST DOWNEY AND THE PLANETS To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the City of Downey’’s incorporation, and Downey’’s illustrious history with the aerospace industry, the Downey Symphonic Society in conjunction with Poetry Matters is sponsoring a contest  on a space-related theme suggested by, but not limited to, Gustav Holst’’s The Planets. PRIZES     $100 First Prize,   $50 Second Prize […]

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Featured Articles
  • Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

    A Night with the Classical Elements

    Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

  • The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

    Great crowd for “Tempest” Art Show Jan 23

    The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

  • CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

    Downey Master Chorale 3rd season rehearsals start Sept 8th

    CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

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  • Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

    Call to Artists – Cosmic Art Show

    Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

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  • **Note, all roles have been filled. Thank you for your interest, be sure to like Bill’s Shorts on Facebook. Auditions for Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart-Topping Comedies. Tuesday, June 7 2016, 5pm-10pm Monday, June 13, 206, 5PM-10pm (Cancelled) Callbacks: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5pm-10pm Six musically inspired plays by Anthony Aguilar, Bill Blush, Megan Breen, Diana […]

    Audition for Bill’s Shorts Two (Now closed)

    **Note, all roles have been filled. Thank you for your interest, be sure to like Bill’s Shorts on Facebook. Auditions for Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart-Topping Comedies. Tuesday, June 7 2016, 5pm-10pm Monday, June 13, 206, 5PM-10pm (Cancelled) Callbacks: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5pm-10pm Six musically inspired plays by Anthony Aguilar, Bill Blush, Megan Breen, Diana […]

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  • Roy Anthony Shabla will exhibit his new solo show Water Music / Fire Dance at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from Tuesday, May 10, to Saturday, May 28. If you would like to meet the artist, ask questions about pricing or the artwork, or simply enjoy a night among art and artists, please attend their […]

    Water Music/Fire Dance opens May 13

    Roy Anthony Shabla will exhibit his new solo show Water Music / Fire Dance at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from Tuesday, May 10, to Saturday, May 28. If you would like to meet the artist, ask questions about pricing or the artwork, or simply enjoy a night among art and artists, please attend their […]

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  • For their Spring Concert, Downey Master Chorale will present the youthful, brilliant, often deeply spiritual GLORIA by Antonia Vivaldi. Featured in this program will be the Da Capo Players from Costa Mesa, this is to complement the voices and enhance the pleasure of the listeners. Rounding out the program will be masterpieces by G. F. […]

    Downey Master Chorale Spring Concert May 22

    For their Spring Concert, Downey Master Chorale will present the youthful, brilliant, often deeply spiritual GLORIA by Antonia Vivaldi. Featured in this program will be the Da Capo Players from Costa Mesa, this is to complement the voices and enhance the pleasure of the listeners. Rounding out the program will be masterpieces by G. F. […]

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  • Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

    A Night with the Classical Elements

    Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

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  • POETRY MATTERS CONTEST DOWNEY AND THE PLANETS To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the City of Downey’’s incorporation, and Downey’’s illustrious history with the aerospace industry, the Downey Symphonic Society in conjunction with Poetry Matters is sponsoring a contest  on a space-related theme suggested by, but not limited to, Gustav Holst’’s The Planets. PRIZES     $100 First Prize,   $50 Second Prize […]

    Poetry Matters Contest: Downey and the Planets, deadline July 31

    POETRY MATTERS CONTEST DOWNEY AND THE PLANETS To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the City of Downey’’s incorporation, and Downey’’s illustrious history with the aerospace industry, the Downey Symphonic Society in conjunction with Poetry Matters is sponsoring a contest  on a space-related theme suggested by, but not limited to, Gustav Holst’’s The Planets. PRIZES     $100 First Prize,   $50 Second Prize […]

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  • This article was originally printed in The Downey Patriot. DOWNEY – The Downey Symphonic Society, once again in collaboration with the Downey Arts Coalition, concludes the 2015– 16 Concert Series of the Downey Symphony Orchestra at the Downey Theatre by presenting an evening filled with classical music and and art exhibit with the theme “The Classical Elements […]

    Downey Symphony presents a night of art and music

    This article was originally printed in The Downey Patriot. DOWNEY – The Downey Symphonic Society, once again in collaboration with the Downey Arts Coalition, concludes the 2015– 16 Concert Series of the Downey Symphony Orchestra at the Downey Theatre by presenting an evening filled with classical music and and art exhibit with the theme “The Classical Elements […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday April 21st at STAY GALLERY- welcomes back ZZyZx Writerz. 7:00 pm: Doors Open 7:30 pm: Open Mike STAY Gallery 11140 Downey Avenue Downey, CA 90241 The ZZYZX Writerz descended from the rib of a CSULA writing group, where most of the current members met in 2011. Their writing is […]

    ZZyZx Writerz to feature at POETRY MATTERS – April 21st

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday April 21st at STAY GALLERY- welcomes back ZZyZx Writerz. 7:00 pm: Doors Open 7:30 pm: Open Mike STAY Gallery 11140 Downey Avenue Downey, CA 90241 The ZZYZX Writerz descended from the rib of a CSULA writing group, where most of the current members met in 2011. Their writing is […]

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  • April 9th will open our next group art exhibit, “Classical Elements – Earth, Wind, Air and Fire” at the Downey Civic Theatre. That evening the Downey Symphony Orchestra performs its concert “A European Exhibition” beginning at 8PM. The doors open at 6:30 PM to view the art, with a special pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm with […]

    Classical Elements opens with Downey Symphony Concert April 9

    April 9th will open our next group art exhibit, “Classical Elements – Earth, Wind, Air and Fire” at the Downey Civic Theatre. That evening the Downey Symphony Orchestra performs its concert “A European Exhibition” beginning at 8PM. The doors open at 6:30 PM to view the art, with a special pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm with […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday March 17th at STAY GALLERY- welcomes back Jean Barrett Holloway, who will read from her new book, Over the Falls. Three years ago Holloway captivated Downey audiences with her first collection, Weightlifting Rules.  This time she does it again with the voices of women, literary and historical, imaginary or real. Poetry […]

    Jean Holloway Returns to POETRY MATTERS March 17th

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday March 17th at STAY GALLERY- welcomes back Jean Barrett Holloway, who will read from her new book, Over the Falls. Three years ago Holloway captivated Downey audiences with her first collection, Weightlifting Rules.  This time she does it again with the voices of women, literary and historical, imaginary or real. Poetry […]

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