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  • Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

    Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies

    Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

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  • On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

    Tamara Madison at Poetry Matters August 18th

    On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

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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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  • On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

    Tamara Madison at Poetry Matters August 18th

    On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

  • 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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  • Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

    Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies

    Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

    Continue Reading...

  • On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

    Tamara Madison at Poetry Matters August 18th

    On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

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  • Poetry Matters welcomes Judith Terzi at Stay Gallery on Thursday July 21.  Judith’s most recent chapbooks, If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, and Sharing Tabouli, are collections of memoir poems.  Now a member of the Claremont Poets group, she holds an M.A. in French Literature and has taught high school French for many years […]

    Judith Terzi at Poetry Matters July 21

    Poetry Matters welcomes Judith Terzi at Stay Gallery on Thursday July 21.  Judith’s most recent chapbooks, If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, and Sharing Tabouli, are collections of memoir poems.  Now a member of the Claremont Poets group, she holds an M.A. in French Literature and has taught high school French for many years […]

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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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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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