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South Coast Performing Arts Studio Shutter By Pandemic Takes Shows Into Homes (Virtually!)


A Ventura County based performing arts venue which can’t bring audiences into its home has flipped the equation around, and is taking shows into people’s living rooms.  Because of the pandemic shutdowns, NAMBA is using its studio as a production house to create live streamed arts programming.

Loronzo DeStefano is Executive Director of the Ventura non-profit.  He says they are trying to keep it relevant during the pandemic by producing arts programming.

Blues musician Doc Ventura has been brought in to help produce the ongoing “IN PERFORMANCE LIVE 2020” series.  He says he enjoys the opportunity to mix everything from blues and jazz to rap.

Ventura says it’s a great way to feature and showcase some of the outstanding local musicians living in the region.

The performances last about 90 minutes to two hours, with new episodes airing every two weeks.

The latest edition of NAMBA’s “IN PERFORMANCE LIVE 2020” Series debuts at 7 Sunday night (11/22).  You can find ticket information at