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AVPA Fills the Night with Music

AVPA Fills the Night with Music

Music lovers from Culver City High School and the surrounding community were treated to a great night of vocal and instrumental entertainment last Friday night, as the AVPA Music Department presented their “Seasons Greetings” concert at the Robert Frost Auditorium. Dr. Tony Spano, Creative Director of Music for the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, led a varied program that featured [...]

AVPA Talks on KPFK

AVPA Talks on KPFK

Ben Cameron, from KPFK Pacifica Radio, came to see AVPA Theater's production of The Laramie Project in mid-November. After the show, there was a cast "talk back," at which time he conducted interviews and welcomed discussion. He later edited the piece and it was broadcast on December 6. In his introduction, Cameron said he was "not just surprised, but enthralled" with the production; that it was [...]

AVPA Concert Offers Seasons Greetings

AVPA Concert Offers Seasons Greetings

AVPA Holds "Seasons Greetings" Concert Culver City High School's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) will present its annual Winter Music Concert, "Season's Greetings," on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Robert Frost Auditorium (4401 Elenda St.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-concert entertainment by the Chamber Singers and Jazz Combos. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is a [...]

AVPA – The Laramie Project

AVPA – The Laramie Project

“One reason? Narrow it down to one?” AVPA Creative Director of Theater Sheila Silver seemed bemused that the category was so small. “Ok,” I ventured, “if there were a hundred reasons why you wanted AVPA to do The Laramie Project, what was the one that decided it for you? What was the winning vote?” When I spoke with Sheila after the last moments of opening night, the backdrop of [...]

Dance-A-thon Raises AVPA Funds

Dance-A-thon Raises AVPA Funds

With deep cuts to state funding, especially for the arts, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts dance students put their training, spirit, and passion to dance to work on Sunday Oct. 24 at Dance-A-Thon 2010, in an effort to raise vital funding for their dance program. AVPA dance students offered family, friends, teachers, and community members an opportunity to contribute towards their dance [...]

AVPA Improv Team Rolls the Dice on Oct 21

AVPA Improv Team Rolls the Dice on Oct 21

AVPA Improv Team's Return Engagement will be this Thursday night,Oct. 21 at  7 p.m., at the Robert Frost Auditorium. If you have not yet had the chance to enjoy these quick, witty actors, don't wait. After an enthusiastic response to a highly successful debut performance, the AVPA's dynamic new Improv team will be back to present a new show. Similar to the format of "Whose Line Is It, [...]

AVPA Has Tickets for Hollywood Bowl

AVPA Has Tickets for Hollywood Bowl

Enjoy a night of great music and support Arts Education in Culver City by attending a Hollywood Bowl Concert this summer! The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Foundation has a limited number of tickets to four upcoming concerts at the Bowl starting with The Neville Bros, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the preservation Hall Jazz Band on August 18. Other dates are August 26th for a night of [...]

AVPA Gradutes Head To Top Schools with Scholarships

AVPA Gradutes Head To Top Schools with Scholarships

The Academy of Visual & Performing Arts at Culver City High School recognizes the following 50 program graduates on their achievements and scholarly pursuits. The Academy operates after school and is open to all high school students, not only those enrolled in Culver City High School. AVPA Theatre Senior Graduates Joey Guthman ~ Emerson College, Boston; Jeanette Carl Memorial [...]

AVPA Java Gala Finishes the Year with Flourish

AVPA Java Gala Finishes the Year with Flourish

Saturday June 12, the Kirk Douglas Theater was the scene of the annual "Java Gala" a benefit and performance of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. The lobby was filled with friends and parents, silent auction baskets and the eye-pulling art works of many of the students in the program. The year end celebration was feast, not just of all the delicious food donated by all the local [...]

AVPA Java Gala- June 12

AVPA Java Gala- June 12

Don't t miss this one! More amazing talent than you can even legally fit under one roof, the AVPA students that have delighted us all year will be one their way to college, so see them now! Celebrating the 2009-2010 year, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts' (AVPA) Java Gala II will bring you a night of exciting entertainment honoring the many community partnerships that help support the [...]

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