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  • On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

    Christmas Concert this Sunday – Downey Master Chorale

    On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

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  • Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

    POETRY MATTERS: But Who’s Counting

    Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

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  • The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

    Downey Civic Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

    The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

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Featured Articles
  • The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Doodle-icious Mural Approved for Downey Avenue

    The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

  • Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

    Watch THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS – A short crime thriller by local filmmaking team

    Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

  • What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

    Join the Downey Master Chorale for its 2nd Season

    What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

Updates
  • On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

    Christmas Concert this Sunday – Downey Master Chorale

    On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

    POETRY MATTERS: But Who’s Counting

    Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

    Continue Reading...

  • The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

    Downey Civic Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

    The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

    Continue Reading...

  • The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Doodle-icious Mural Approved for Downey Avenue

    The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

    Watch THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS – A short crime thriller by local filmmaking team

    Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Come and join us for our 2nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Festival in the heart of Downey outside and inside the Downey Civic Theatre, at 8435 Firestone Blvd. Some of the events that will be happening all day are: Dia De Los Muertos Merchandise, Papel Picardo Demos, Face Painting, Calaveras Decorating, Alter Contest, Art […]

    Dia De Los Muertos Arts Festival Nov 2nd

    Come and join us for our 2nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Festival in the heart of Downey outside and inside the Downey Civic Theatre, at 8435 Firestone Blvd. Some of the events that will be happening all day are: Dia De Los Muertos Merchandise, Papel Picardo Demos, Face Painting, Calaveras Decorating, Alter Contest, Art […]

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  •   GlennFest is named after film buff and festival organizer Glenn Stephens, who when looking to start his own film festival decided to target Downey, because this area is underserved with independent and interesting contemporary films. Now in its third year, the festival will screen three films the first week of October, including the new […]

    GlennFest Film Festival comes to Downey Krikorian Oct 6-9

      GlennFest is named after film buff and festival organizer Glenn Stephens, who when looking to start his own film festival decided to target Downey, because this area is underserved with independent and interesting contemporary films. Now in its third year, the festival will screen three films the first week of October, including the new […]

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  • Originally published in The Downey Patriot DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn presented Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” as in spring, summer, autumn, winter. The plan for the performance included two narrators in period costume to […]

    Anthony Moreno at Downey Symphony’s “Seven and Counting” Oct 11

    Originally published in The Downey Patriot DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn presented Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” as in spring, summer, autumn, winter. The plan for the performance included two narrators in period costume to […]

    Continue Reading...

  • What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

    Join the Downey Master Chorale for its 2nd Season

    What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

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  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 TAG will meet at Progress Park Plaza, 15530 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA. between Somerset and Alondra Blvd’s. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. and General meeting and demonstration at 2:00 P.M. Lucille DeThomas will demonstrate for us. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lucille is a intensive, dedicated artist who won her first award […]

    Lucille DeThomas to demonstrate for Paramount TAG Sept 13

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 TAG will meet at Progress Park Plaza, 15530 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA. between Somerset and Alondra Blvd’s. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. and General meeting and demonstration at 2:00 P.M. Lucille DeThomas will demonstrate for us. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lucille is a intensive, dedicated artist who won her first award […]

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