Celebrity Artists Join Boys & Girls Clubs to Honor Local Youth & Volunteers

Celebrity Artists Join with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to Honor Local Youth & Volunteers during the 13th Annual ‘Superstars of the Year’ Celebration

Thousand Oaks, CA – The community is invited to attend one of the signature events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley – ‘13th Annual Superstars of the Year Celebration’. The public is invited to attend this free, annual event, which is open to all ages and recognizes local youth and volunteers who have made a significant contribution.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The afternoon includes an exciting line-up of celebrity stars who will host, perform and meet and greet the audience before the show and during intermission. Event co-sponsors for the ‘Superstars of the Year’ are Morton Capital Management and Regency Theatres. The Program Sponsor is the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation.

The afternoon also calls for musical, dance and drama performances by the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and the Cabrillo Music Theatre. The special highlight of the afternoon is the awarding of the Youth of the Year. A winner will be selected from two categories, 14-18 years old and 13 years old and younger. Winners will be recognized with a cash prize and certificates from local businesses. The youth in the 14-18 year old category can go on to participate in area coastal, state and regional competitions with an opportunity to win $50,000 in scholarships awarded by the President of the United States.

Adding to the festivities, the afternoon includes a Silent Auction with merchandise donated by the local community.

The entertainment provided by several of the celebrities include:

Laur Allen – Laur Allen has the honor of being the first title holder for Miss Chinatown LA that is mixed ethnicity or ‘hapa’ meaning half and half. With a father who is Hungarian Jewish and a mother from China, Laur grew up speaking a bit of Mandarin as well as Cantonese with fluency in Spanish. She most recently guest starred on an Univision special as Miss Chinatown LA, speaking about the vast and integrated cultures in Los Angeles. As the reigning Miss Chinatown LA, Laur was flown to Hong Kong where she shot an action adventure film, Black Tiger. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Magna Cum Laude and professes to be a ‘nerd’ for her love of things Marvel Comics and technology. TV roles include on ‘Stevie TV’, and film credits include ‘Emily and Tyler’.

Laur Allen

Laur Allen

Murray Wyatt Rundus – Murray’s professional acting career began in the regional Denver dinner theatre scene, leading to New York auditions for the role of Pugsley for the National Broadway Tour of the Addams Family. This later led to role on ‘Sam and Cat’; ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’ and ‘The Birthday Boys’. Murray currently stars in the regular role of Wendell in the new Disney XD’s show ‘Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything,’ now entering its 2nd season. He will also be appearing in the movie, ‘Dear Eleanor’ which is scheduled for release in theaters this year, directed by Kevin Connolly and features Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson, Liana Liberato and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Murray Wyatt Rundus

Murray Wyatt Rundus

Alex Daniels – Alex Daniels is Vice President of the Stuntmen’s Association Pictures and President of Frog Prince Productions. He is also an accomplished Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director for television and feature films. His credits include Rob Reiner’s the Bucket List and involvement with many comedies with Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen including Dodgeball, Along Came Polly, Borat and The Dictator. Besides starring in action adventure films, his television credits have included 13 seasons of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC and 5 season of Ghost Whisperer on CBS. In addition, he was a producer on Speed Channel’s reality competition show, ‘Whipped’ and also helped to produce season 10, ‘America’s Got Talent Extreme’. For the past 18 years he designed and directed Batman Live Stunt shows for Six Flags Theme Parks in the U.S. and abroad. He continues to assist with directing the action on awards shows for Nickelodeon, MTV, Spike TV, etc.

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Alex Daniels

OffShoot Comics – Founded by Walter Bryant and David Clarke, Offshoot Comics is a comic book company designed to create exciting new fiction and media that entertains kids and adults. Walter is from the deep south country, railed in Hollow Rock, Tennessee and David was born and raised in Southern California. Although they come from different worlds, their partnership has melded well, creating a narrative of interwoven stories that form the fabric of the OffShoot universe.

BassBullyz – BassBullyz Producers, Adam Bay and DJ UnieQ, along with their dance crew the Torroz & Bull-ets, are known for creating madness with a fully engaged crowd rocking experience. Both are working as actors, MC’s and producers, introducing their brand of electronic music to night clubs, special events and world class venues. As an actor/dancer/singer, Adam Bay has appeared on Disney Channel, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ ABC TV’s ‘Castle’ and short films including ‘Choice’. DJ UnieQ creates original music mixes, customized for artists and regularly guests to spin at major clubs including a full house at Avalon.

The Local Rebellion – The Local Rebillion is a Los Angeles, California rock pop band consisting of five 13-15 year-olds with a solid performance history, growing fan base, and intense songwriting skills. They have played major Los Angeles area clubs as well as festivals. This fall they competed successfully in the LA County Fair Battle of the Bands and earned a spot on the 2016 Van’s Warped Tour. In January they won the Malibu Battle of the Bands. The Local Rebellion is aggressively writing and recording original music, with plans to release their first full-length album around Memorial Day.

For more information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 818-706-0905. No RSVP’s are required.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, throughout the summer for the camp program and all day during school vacations with tours of the Clubs available upon request. For more information about supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, please log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.

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