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Jazz Ensemble playing with Grammy award-winning guitarist, Andrew Synowiec in Harmonious Journeys in the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center on May 4, 2024. Photo credit: Natalie To

Moorpark College’s skilled musicians perform showstopping instrumentals in “Harmonious Journeys” concert

By Alexxis Marin and Natalie To May 18, 2024

On May 4, Moorpark College’s Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble held their biannual “Harmonious Journeys” concert, which showcased a slew of memorable performances. From the Moorpark College...

Moorpark College Improvisational Comedy students participate in the spring improv show on April 26, 2024 in the Studio Theater. Photo credit: Luis Rivera

Moorpark College’s improv students deliver a wildly chaotic final showcase

By Luis Rivera May 13, 2024

As the spring 2024 semester rapidly comes to a close, students of Moorpark College's Improvisational Comedy course took the stage to showcase their learned skills at a live show hosted on Friday, April...

The cover image for the latest Theatre Arts podcast, The Curious History of Moorpark College, on Spotify. Photo courtesy of the Moorpark College Theatre Arts department.

Theatre Arts podcast “The Curious History of Moorpark College” investigates campus lore

By Sarah Graue May 10, 2024

From the ghost stories of Fountain Hall, to Clarence the tortoise’s mysterious origins and snow skiing courses on campus, Moorpark College's campus has its fair share of oddities. Theatre Arts’...

Moorpark College dual enrollment student Colette Elise Thursby performing Poor Wandering One by Arthur Sullivan at the 2024 Live Mixtape event on April 27, 2024. Photo credit: Natalie To

Moorpark College’s first “Live Mixtape” concert celebrates musical diversity

By Alexxis Marin and Natalie To May 6, 2024

The Moorpark College music department hosted their first "Live Mixtape" performance on April 27 in the Performing Arts Center, where the audience experienced the different genres of rock, jazz, country...

Members of the Moorpark College dance department perform Float, choreographed by professor Vivian Goldes, during the Motion Flux technical rehearsal on April 17, 2024. Photo credit: Brianna Perez

Student choreographers take center stage in Moorpark College’s “Motion Flux” dance concert

By Brianna Perez May 2, 2024

Last month, the Moorpark College dance department presented the spring production, “Motion Flux,” showcasing the dynamic work of six student choreographers from April 18-20 in the Performing Arts Center. Directed...

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Record Store Day 2024 celebrates local retailers and supports vinyl’s resurgence

By Gabriel Sanchez-Rivera May 1, 2024

On April 20, 2024, the 17th annual Record Store Day was held at record stores across the world, giving vinyl fans and collectors a chance to buy previously unreleased or new variants of vinyl records....

Jalen Blank, Alan Pekrul and Maiya Mendoza perform Hypotheticals by Lake Street Drive at Come Together on April 12, 2024 at Moorpark College. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

Moorpark College student bands unite for “Come Together” music technology showcase

By Belle Aguirre and Sarah Graue April 17, 2024

Last weekend, Moorpark College Music Technology students teamed up to deliver two back-to-back "Come Together" performances in the PAC Studio Theater on April 12-13. The biannual event, organized by...

The cast of Moorpark Colleges spring musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, taking the Performing Arts Center stage on March 13, 2024. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

Beyond the barber shop: The creatives behind “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

By Sarah Graue, Belle Aguirre, and Brianna Perez March 29, 2024

Heading into the final weekend of their 12-show run, the cast of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” continues to captivate Moorpark College audiences with standout performances...

WonderCon, the sister convention to the much larger Comic-Con, takes place at Anaheim Convention Center March 29-31. Photo credit: Nancy Powell

Moorpark College students can volunteer three hours and punch their tickets to a day at WonderCon 2024

By Nancy Powell March 27, 2024

WonderCon 2024, the sister convention to the San Diego Comic-Con, opens at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 30. While daily tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday continue to be available (costs...

The lead actors of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Trevor Alkazian and William Flannery, prepare for the opening night of their production at Moorpark College on March 14, 2024. Photo credit: Sarah Graue

Inside opening night with the cast of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

By Sarah Graue, Belle Aguirre, and Brianna Perez March 22, 2024

Last week, Moorpark College Theatre Arts welcomed audiences to the premiere of their spring musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at the Performing Arts Center.Directed...

Director, entrepreneur, photojournalist and TV personality Sabrina Thompson speaking to Moorpark College audiences about her run on the hit CBS show Survivor on March 6, 2024. Photo credit: Dina Pielaet

Moorpark College hosts director and “Survivor” finalist Sabrina Thompson for Women’s HERstory Month

By Brianna Perez and Sarah Graue March 21, 2024

Earlier this month, Moorpark College honored Women’s HERstory Month with a visit from public speaker Sabrina Thompson on March 6, 2024.Thompson, a director, entrepreneur, photojournalist and TV personality,...

Moorpark College students participating in the music departments fourth Sonic Series workshop with Shabnam Kalbasi on Feb. 21, 2024. Photo credit: Brianna Perez

Moorpark College music students navigate performance nerves with musician Shabnam Kalbasi

By Brianna Perez February 27, 2024

On Feb. 21, the Moorpark College music department held their fourth “Sonic Series” workshop titled "Using Your Nerves to Your Advantage," where students took a deeper dive into the causes of...

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