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Redding’s Talent Unmasked

Well, I could just say “Redding’s got talent” and there you have it, end of story. And not all of it comes by way of a tour bus. Like the amazing k. d. lang. Transcendent talent. I hope you were one of the fortunate 1,000 who saw her Friday night at the Cascade. Just incredible, yes? But I want to write about the talent that lives right here in River City and a showcase of that talent presented by Westside Performing Arts at the McLaughlin Auditorium on Saturday. Continue Reading

Westside Presents Masquerade, A Broadway Musical Revue

Westside Performing Arts Company will be presenting “Masquerade” on Saturday, July 30th. The production is a Broadway musical revue featuring popular scenes and songs from Phantom Of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, Jim Henson’s Muppets, Bye Bye Birdie and Memphis. Directed by Trish Harris, the performance includes a cast of over forty community members of all ages. Held at McLaughlin Theater, show times are 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children four years and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Cascade Theatre Box Office by calling (530) 243-8877 or online at Continue Reading

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Digital Divide Shrinks, Political Divide Doesn’t

If you are reading this, you have access to the Internet. That places you among the large majority of Californians who go online regularly through a home, work or school computer, their cell phone or with a library computer. Most… Continue Reading

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‘Phantom of Opera’ Star Teaches Vocal Master Class

What: Vocal Master Class led by legendary “Phantom of the Opera” star Franc D’Ambrosio
When: Thursday, June 9; Check In: 10:30 a.m., class time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Shasta College Music Building, Room 638
Fee: $25 in advance, $30 at door

Westside Performing Arts Company presents a unique opportunity to experience theater star Franc … Continue Reading

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Register Now for Westside’s Summer Theater Camp

What: Registration now open for Westside Performing Arts Company’s Summer Theatre Academy
When: Training camp runs June 20 to July 30
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $299 tuition; scholarships are available

The Summer Academy is a 6-week theater training camp … Continue Reading

Ages 7 to 18, Sign Up for Spring Theater Academy

What: 4th Annual Westside Performing Arts Company (WPAC) Spring Theatre Academy Registration When: April 25 through April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pre-registration takes place April 20. Where: WPAC studio, 1666 E. Cypress Ave, Redding Who should participate? Our Spring Academy is… Continue Reading