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Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic at Cal State Northridge: Therapy for adults, couples, children and families. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress, family dynamics, parenting education and skills, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, divorce, developmental and social skills and anger management. Sliding scale. 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, (818) 677-2568, csun.edu/teaching-learning-counseling-consortium/mitchell-family-counseling-clinic -- Yahhoo! News Hong Kong

The Verdi Chorus Announces Fall 2022 Concert A VERDI PUCCINI FEST

Music Director and Founding Artistic Director ANNE MARIE KETCHUM has been the conductor of the Verdi Chorus since its beginning in 1983. Well recognized as a singer, conductor, stage director and educator, she taught on the voice faculty of Pasadena City College for 34 years until her recent retirement. During her tenure at Pasadena, she directed a full opera each spring to critical acclaim. As a singer, she has appeared internationally and is well known for her performances of contemporary art music, vocal chamber music, solo recitals, and opera. Her recordings of Morten Lauridsen's Cuatro Canciones and of Aurelio De La Vega's Recordatio were both honored with Grammy nominations. She has premiered numerous works by such composers as Ernst Krenek, Aurelio De La Vega, Schulamit Ran, and Hans Werner Henze. Among Ms. Ketchum's creative activities is This and My Heart: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson in Text and Song - a concert/theater piece which she co-wrote and performs with actress Linda Kelsey and pianist Victoria Kirsch. This was first presented as part of Grand Performances in Los Angeles and made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles. She has also served on the faculty of OperaWorks, Angels Vocal Art and at California State University, Northridge. Ms. Ketchum and the Chorus have received commendations on several occasions from the county of Los Angeles and from the city of Santa Monica. --Broadway World

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 22-29

The Soraya: The venue opens its 2022-23 season with “A MoodSwing Reunion” with jazz musicians Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets $39 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org. thesoraya.org/calendar/details/moodswing-2022 --Los Angeles Daily News

GOLDEN LEAF RAGTIME BLUES To Take The Stage In A New Form at Shakespeare & Company This October

Logan Slater was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and began in the performing arts as a child, singing with the Hillcrest Christian School choir. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in film production, he decided to further his studies; but this time, focusing on acting. Slater has studied with Carl Ford, Lesly Kahn, and Gregory Berger-Sobeck, and is an alumnus of 2020's Month-long Intensive at Shakespeare & Company. Some of his recent roles include playing Jeff in You Have a Visitor, which won Best Horror and Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Film Awards, and Troy Boy in Home Soon, an official selection at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Recently, Slater completed courses at Magdalen College, Oxford University where he continued to deepen his skills as an actor with the British American Dramatic Academy (BADA). --Broadway World

JAZZ AT NAZ Festival Returns To The Soraya At CSUN

"CSUN has been for decades an important training ground for jazz musicians," said Steingraber. "When The Soraya opened in 2011, the commitment to jazz in Northridge grew further. Now, with the addition of the jazz festival, we can safely say that Northridge is an epicenter for jazz in Southern California." --Broadway World

Veeam Appoints Former VMware CMO

Jackson has been at the forefront of technology throughout his career. He joins Veeam after eight years at Qlik, where he led the global marketing organisation and was part of the leadership team that transformed Qlik into an end-to-end data and analytics SaaS company. Jackson also served as CMO of VMware where he helped drive the transformation from virtualisation to cloud infrastructure and launched the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) initiative. It was at VMware where Jackson was first introduced to Veeam and its market-leading products. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Northridge. --Chief IT

Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1

The parade’s grand marshal is Liliana Pérez, cultural affairs director for the Los Angeles Chargers, and the community grand marshal is Yoland Trevino, founder and executive director of Pasadena/Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders (PACTL). Pérez’s role with the Chargers involves building strategic partnerships within California's dynamic and versatile economic, cultural and social sectors. Prior to joining the Chargers, Pérez worked in the public sector, holding senior leadership roles in the offices of six speakers of the California Assembly, including then-Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly, Antonio R. Villaraigosa. She has been recognized for her advocacy work on behalf of marginalized populations including the LGBTQ community, immigrants and women. Pérez remains passionate about social justice and civil rights causes, and is active with numerous organizations. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Pérez immigrated to Los Angeles in 1971 and attended California State University, Northridge. A true Angelina, Pérez enjoys the city's culturally-rich food offerings and social events, as well as spending time with her mother, partner and three rescue fur babies. --City of Pasadena

Veeam Appoints Rick Jackson as Chief Marketing Officer

Jackson has been at the forefront of technology throughout his career. He joins Veeam after eight years at Qlik, where he led the global marketing organization and was part of the leadership team that transformed Qlik into an end-to-end data and analytics SaaS company. Jackson also served as CMO of VMware where he helped drive the transformation from virtualization to cloud infrastructure and launched the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) initiative. It was at VMware where Jackson was first introduced to Veeam and its market-leading products. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Northridge. --BusinessWire

Winston Family Foundation Names Sylia Obagi as Founding Executive Director

A California native, Obagi holds an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA in Marketing and Strategy and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting, magna cum laude, from California State University, Northridge. She is a governance and change-management coach accredited by BoardSource, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Robert Gass' Social Transformation Project. She is a sought-after speaker and active volunteer for a variety of organizations. --KTVE TV

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