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TimeOut: Eclectic L.A. band La Santa Cecilia will perform Saturday in Thousand Oaks

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Mix and match is not just a marketing tool; in music, it can be a good thing. La Santa Cecilia is combining all sorts of influences to create something completely different. See how that's working out Saturday night when the Los Angeles band temporarily eradicates the traditional silence associated with the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Marisoul is the powerhouse one-named frontwoman for the band, which mixes cumbia, bossa nova, tango, jazz-rock and other styles.

It's worth the drive just to hear their version of "Tainted Love," once upon a time a hit for Soft Cell but actually written by Ed Cobb, a member of the Four Preps.

La Santa Cecilia is beginning to get noticed. The group landed a song in the hit Showtime series "Weeds," opened for Ozomatli and in 2011 received a Latin Grammy nomination for its song "La Negra."

Marisoul was funny and focused during a recent phoner.

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TimeOut: Eclectic L.A. band La Santa Cecilia will perform Saturday in Thousand Oaks

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Mix and match is not just a marketing tool; in music, it can be a good thing. La Santa Cecilia is combining all sorts of influences to create something completely different. See how that's working out Saturday night when the Los Angeles band temporarily eradicates the traditional silence associated with the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Marisoul is the powerhouse one-named frontwoman for the band, which mixes cumbia, bossa nova, tango, jazz-rock and other styles.

It's worth the drive just to hear their version of "Tainted Love," once upon a time a hit for Soft Cell but actually written by Ed Cobb, a member of the Four Preps.

La Santa Cecilia is beginning to get noticed. The group landed a song in the hit Showtime series "Weeds," opened for Ozomatli and in 2011 received a Latin Grammy nomination for its song "La Negra."

Marisoul was funny and focused during a recent phoner.

Read more »

TimeOut: Vonda Shepherd performs June 30 at T.O. library

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It's supposed to be quiet but it won't be. People are supposed to be reading but they won't be. Instead, bibliophiles and audiophiles alike will be listening to polite and poetic piano-pounding blonde Vonda Shepard as she performs a gig Saturday night at the Grant R. Brimhall Library. The traditional shushing from the flustered librarian is probably not going to happen as this "rock the racks and shake the stacks" scenario is part of the Blues, Bop & Books series, now in its second season.

Shepard is best known as the sexy piano player in the convenient bar where the neurotic cast of "Ally McBeal" would show up to basically drink each other cuter, dance funny and wonder, "Why me?" Shepard had recorded three solo albums before she was hired by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, who decided she was clearly the girl for the job. And she was for six seasons, during which she released several "Ally"-related albums. Shepard now has a dozen solo albums to her credit and is at work on the 13th. Read more »

TimeOut: Summer's here, and so is Urban Dread

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For decades now, Urban Dread has translated into urban bread for various Conejo Valley club owners. Wherever and whenever this feel-good reggae band performs, fans come out in droves.

The group kicks off its summer season tonight with a show at Padri's Martini Bar in Agoura Hills. After that, you can find the group there every other Friday.

Every Wednesday during the summer, the group will set up shop at Bogie's in Westlake Village, where even a dim bulb such as Fred C. Dobbs would realize that "gold, the kind that shimmers and shines on the necks of swell dames," has a soundtrack -- and that soundtrack would be Urban Dread. Read more »

TimeOut: Singer Taylor Dayne will perform April 14 in T.O.

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Big hair? Check. Big voice? Certainly. Big deal? To the millions who bought Taylor Dayne records over the years, you betcha. The vehicle for that hair and voice, a fixture on the dance charts in the late '80s and early '90s, will roll into the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for a Saturday night performance.Saturday's show, "Tell It to My Heart: Up Close and Personal with Taylor Dayne," directed by Steve Rothman, is a concert along with an opportunity for Dayne to talk candidly about her trials and triumphs as a pop star. "Star Search" winning singer Jake Simpson will provide backup vocals.

Like hitting a home run in your first major league at bat, Dayne's debut album, "Tell It to My Heart," went to No. 1 -- in fact, Dayne's first three albums were all huge hits and she has released nine Top 20 hits, sold more than 75 million units and earned three Grammy nominations. Her most recent album, from 2008, is "Satisfied." Her latest hit is "Floor on Fire," which reached No. 7 on Billboard's dance chart last fall. Read more »

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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
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