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  • The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

    Avenue Theatre proposed sale to Downey Restaurant Group

    The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

  • 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 […]

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  • On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

    Clifton Snider’s new book The Beatle Bump at Poetry Matters Feb 16

    On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

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  • Michelle Tseng, violin Anthony Moreno, baritone Robert Blake, piano Friends of the Downey Symphony— We’ll be presenting a very special concert on Saturday, January 28, in the Downey Theatre. Concert-goers have asked for piano and vocal music and to hear again some of the great young musicians who have performed in recent years. In response, […]

    Downey Symphony Trio of Treasures Saturday Jan 28

    Michelle Tseng, violin Anthony Moreno, baritone Robert Blake, piano Friends of the Downey Symphony— We’ll be presenting a very special concert on Saturday, January 28, in the Downey Theatre. Concert-goers have asked for piano and vocal music and to hear again some of the great young musicians who have performed in recent years. In response, […]

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  • Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

    Artist in Residence: Roy Anthony Shabla

    Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

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  • DREAMSCAPES “You journeyed in joy and despair Before you encountered lies and old age Love made you suffer at twenty at thirty I’ve lived like a fool and wasted my time You no longer dare to look at your hands and now I feel like crying Over you over the one I love over everything […]

    Call to Artists: Dreamscapes – Submit by Jan 15

    DREAMSCAPES “You journeyed in joy and despair Before you encountered lies and old age Love made you suffer at twenty at thirty I’ve lived like a fool and wasted my time You no longer dare to look at your hands and now I feel like crying Over you over the one I love over everything […]

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  • Celebrating the culmination of Christmastide, the Downey Master Chorale will present its seasonal concert on January 8th at 4:00 PM in the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of […]

    Downey Master Chorale 4th Season: Epiphany Jan 8th

    Celebrating the culmination of Christmastide, the Downey Master Chorale will present its seasonal concert on January 8th at 4:00 PM in the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of […]

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  • The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

    Avenue Theatre proposed sale to Downey Restaurant Group

    The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

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  • This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

    Dia De Los Muertos festival Sunday Oct 30

    This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

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  • Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

    The Stars Align – Downey Symphony Concert Oct 22

    Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

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  • I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

    Poetry Matters contest winner: Peggy Dobreer – Oct 20

    I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

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  • the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

    Last Green Salon of the Year – Friday Oct 21

    the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

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