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Singer-Songwriter Colvin Headed to Ventura : Grammy award winner sings hits from her three CDs in her renowned folk style.

June 15, 1995|ROBYN LOEWENTHAL | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has performed and collaborated with country artists Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris and Roseanne Cash, among others. And on Wednesday, Colvin brings her critically acclaimed coffeehouse folk style to the Ventura Theatre.

Whether she is interpreting her own songs or material by Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Tom Waits or even Tony Bennett, Colvin emphasizes the importance of lyrics. Hits from her three CDs include "Steady On" and "Diamond in the Rough."

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17.50. The Ventura Theatre is at 26 S. Chestnut St. For more information, call 648-1888.

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If you want something to do with the kids on Saturday, try KTND radio's free Thunder Summer Concert Series.

You can catch music by the group Winslow and Lori McGee's dance lessons from noon to 3 p.m. at Simi Valley's Mountain Gate Plaza, 1197 E. Los Angeles Ave. Call 522-3773.

Or eat free pizza and see KTND deejay Billy Gibson hand out door prizes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3875 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Dance instructor Rick Henderson and the Rhythm Rangers band round out the entertainment. For details, call 644-0153.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, KTND deejay Bob Allen and the Sweet Country band will be at the Camarillo Airport (Las Posas Road at the Ventura Freeway) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Experimental Aircraft Assn.'s 15th Annual Fly-In Air Show.

The event starts at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Other attractions include vintage car and tractor displays and tethered hot-air balloon rides. There's no charge for the music, but admission to the air show is $3 for adults and children 13 and older. For more information, call 644-9555.

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Need a line dance fix? Starting tonight at 7 p.m., the new featured dance at the Borderline Bar and Grill is the Bubba Boogie. Lessons repeat at 6 p.m. Tuesday and June 23, and at 7 p.m. June 26 and 29. Just head over to 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks. For details, call 446-4435.

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On Saturday, it's a Country Dance Night at the Ventura Theatre, 26 S. Chestnut St. Lessons by David Graves begin at 7:30 p.m., and Silver Moon plays at 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Call 648-1888.

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Caught Red Handed takes the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion Hall for a dance sponsored by the Country Lovers Western Dance Club. Rick Henderson will teach at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for members, $8 for non-members. The hall is at 83 S. Palm St. in Ventura. Call 647-1893.

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Catch Cajun-zydeco dance moves from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at a Cajun Dance Party. Lessons and deejay tunes are by Melinda Comeau, Jimmy Harvey and Carrie Eller. Cost is $5 a person at the Ojai Arts Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. in Ojai. Call 653-1304.

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