Holiday Sing-A-Long at the Ventura Theater

Holiday Sing-A-Long Flyer

On Sunday, December 14, I will be performing as the narrator of the Holiday Sing-A-Long at the Ventura Theater. This show will feature performances of holiday classics and Disney favorites featuring familiar faces from Ventura's local music scene including Aaron Orbit, Robin Ryder, Shane Mack, Marcella Tambouris, Shane Nautu, Nicole Jackson, and many others, all curated and produced by Loanne Wullaert, who owns the Ventura Theater.  Loanne, a classically trained opera singer, who will also be performing, has been producing these events the last two years as a way to feature local talent and to support local charities. This event will support Toys-4-Tots and admission is free with the donation of an unwrapped toy. It's a matinee show that starts at 3pm. For the record, I'm singing a New Orleans Jazz version of Frosty the Snowman. AND its my birthday, so be there!

 
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There's No Time To Explain #0: Can Brian Pull This Off?

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Brian lines up all the technical feats he might encounter to make sure he can record his podcast.  He calls Ross Blocher of the Oh No Ross and Carrie podcast to make sure he can take calls. Ross talks about his podcast and working for Disney Animation and gives a sneak peak of Moana, due out in 2016.  Then Brian utterly fails to connect Debee Bracho to Ross over Skype, but gets the lowdown on living in the San Gabriel Mountian and seeing mountian lions.  Then as Monica Ocheltree sits down in the Parra Events Studio (aka: his garage) Brian outs Debee about dancing in Grease and then chats with Monica about being a mom on Halloween.  The kids jam on drums.
 

 
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New Podcast Launching Soon!

I'm launching a podcast soon called There's No Time To Explain.  It will be a weekly conversation between interesting and unique artists, musicans, creative types and others who have interesting perspectives on life. There will be music and provocative discussions as each episode we tacke a question posed by me to my guests.  It will be a little bit of everything and will definetly get weird.  Please stay tuned to this site, more will be posted soon.
 
 
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My Name is Brian Parra.

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Thank you for visiting my website. I'm an administration and information technology professional and educator with a background in professional audio, event planning, living in Ventura County, California.  I'm available for hire for event production, live audio, talent booking, DJ/MC and Karaoke services, technical consulting, writing and teaching. I have a unique professional background spanning the humanities, education, office admin, technical disciplines, event production, and music. I've had a lifetime curiosity about how things work together.

I also like to sing, host karaoke, organize events and I serve on the board of directors for Camp Quest West, a summer camp for kids of humanist, atheist, and non-religious families. I am the Program Director for the Southern California camp. I'm handy with tools and like to build and fix things. I like to cook, expecially outdoor cooking.

If you think a guy like me can help you, please do not hesitate to contact me, I'd love to talk to you about your needs.  I've built this site to acts as half resume, half business site and half podcast home.  I know that's three halfs.

 

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Brian Parra returns to the music scene — and the timing couldn’t be better

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In the early part of the decade, the local music scene was riding high. From dive bars to all-ages venues and everything in between, Ventura was a boom town.
Then in 2007, the bottom dropped out. A perfect storm of venue closures, band break-ups, recession and a cultural shift away from live music left the scene devastated.
 

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