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Additions to Line-up for ‘In Harmony…Community in Concert’

Oceanside CA— Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will be presenting its second in the 2017 OMFest series ‘In Harmony…a Community in Concert’.  It will be held Jan 20 at 7:00 PM, St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church, 609 Pier View Way, Oceanside.

More and more performing artists are volunteering to perform at Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation’s second music event of the OMFest 2016-17 Series!  So, do not let a little rain dampen your spirits and keep you home.  “IN HARMONY…Community in Concert” will warm your heart.

Additions to the already diverse program include:

  • BASE Programs (Before and After School Enrichment) is a non profit organization that provides programs and events for Oceanside Unified School District.  The mission of BASE Programs is to empower youth to reach their greatest potential by providing them with creative educational experiences.
  • Kathy Robbins, ‘Community Cantor’ who serves the broader Jewish and Interfaith communities, participating in community events, leading worship services for various Congregations.  Her versatility has enabled her to perform in Greenwich Village coffee houses, Country Music halls, Manhattan night clubs and Catskills resorts. She has shared the stage with musical greats such as Big Band sensation, Cab Calloway and award-winning composer, Alan Menken. Among her recording projects is a contemporary re-make of the 1975 Grammy nominated song, ‘Ain’t No Way to Treat A Lady’ written by her friend and colleague, acclaimed songwriter, Harriet Schock . It is the sound track for Robbins’ public service announcement on you tube, ‘Ain’t No Way To Treat a Lady PSA ‘ to raise awareness and change attitudes and behavior regarding violence against women.
  • Brad McMurrey, local poet extraordinaire,  has been on the scene for many years and his poetry reflects a wisdom that only comes from a long life well lived.  He has performed at the semi-annual poetry slam competition at the La Paloma Theater for several years as well as performing in Canada and Ireland. Several of his  poems have been published in the top two San Diego County anthologies: the Magee Park Poets Anthology and The San Diego Poetry Annual.
  • Jazmine Rogers, an up and coming singer and student at MiraCosta College won the 2016 $5,000 grand prize at the second annual Campus SuperStar singing competition benefiting Hillel of San Diego held at the Irwin M Jacobs Lecture Hall in Sorrento Valley.
  • Merryl Goldberg is a Professor in the School of Arts at California State University San Marcos and Executive Director of Center ARTES.  Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing the saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band. She is the recipient of numerous grants including Federal Department of Education Arts in Education Program grants, a joint Spencer and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant, Fulbright-Hays Foundation grants, National Endowment for the Arts grant, and California Arts Council grants.

They will be joined by Oceanside High School Concert Choir, Internationally recognized pianist Robert Parker, Vocalist Tiffany Vakilian, San Diego favorite accompanist and pianist, Joni Yribe.

Tickets at the Door are $15.00, General Admission, and $10.00 Student, Senior and Military w/ID. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to ‘Oceanside Promise’, a city-wide call to action partnership to ensure that every student graduates high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life.

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