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Michele E. Buttelman: Bolton meet and greet benefits arts education

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Posted: July 24, 2010 9:22 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 2010 4:55 a.m.

It’s the last Sunday in July. The holidays will be here before we know it. Don’t waste anymore time on summer “plans” — get out and do something! The end-of-summer countdown has commenced. Teachers are already stocking up on supplies and making classroom plans. School starts for most Santa Clarita Valley children Aug. 11-12.

Meet Michael Bolton
I had the honor of participating in a joint Michael Bolton interview teleconference recently. He seems like a genuinely humble and good guy. He will appear in concert at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Aug. 21. Guests will have an opportunity to attend a special VIP cocktail reception, which includes a meet and greet and photo with Michael Bolton. Proceeds will benefit K-12 arts-education outreach programs. Tickets are $75 per person. You must RSVP to (661) 362-5343.

Tony Dow and Janice Kent to star in ‘Love Letters’
The Repertory East Playhouse in downtown Newhall will host a special, limited engagement performance of “Love Letters,” a Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A.R. Gurney.

“Love Letters” will run from July 29 through Aug. 1 and star Tony Dow and Janice Kent. Dow is best known for his portrayal of Wally Cleaver in the classic television series “Leave it to Beaver.” He has starred in four television series and has had numerous co-starring roles and guest appearances in film, television and theater and has directed more than 50 television shows. Kent has appeared in many off-Broadway shows including “Hello, I Love You.” She has appeared in more than 150 television commercials and numerous television shows including “Without a Trace,” “ER,” “Frasier,” “Married with Children” and “Who’s the Boss.” All tickets are $20 and benefit the Repertory East Playhouse. This is a limited-engagement performance so I advise advance reservations. For tickets, purchase online at or call (661) 288-0000.

Santa Clarita named No. 1 Jaycees chapter
JCI Santa Clarita (Jaycees) recently attended the U.S. Jaycees National Convention held in New Orleans and returned with honors. Members representing the chapter attended a wide variety of events including the Ten Outstanding Young Americans Awards and the 2009 Year End Awards, at which the chapter garnered three very special awards:

- No. 1 Chapter in the USA — Chapter Division 6 (for chapters with 71-100 members). This is the fourth consecutive win for this award for JCI Santa Clarita.

- No. 1 Individual Development Project in the Nation — 40 Under Forty led by chairwoman Dawn Hovanessyan.

- No. 1 International Development Project in the Nation — JCI Training Weekend led by chairwoman Debbie Holbrook.

The SCV Jaycees were also recognized by JCI California earlier this year for an outstanding first quarter, earning accolades for No. 1 Chapter in California, Outstanding President Claudia Sheridan and Outstanding Chapter Officer Debbie Holbrook.

Upcoming events by JCI Santa Clarita include the BMCF Poker Tournament on Aug. 14 and Santa Clarita’s 40 under Forty on Sept. 23 in partnership with the Santa Clarita Business Journal and The Signal. For more information on the Jaycees contact: Troy Werner, vice president of marketing, JCI Santa Clarita Valley at or (661) 252-9022.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features editor of The Signal. She can be reached by e-mail at Her column reflects her own views and not necessarily those of The Signal.


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