A new open mic night

by Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer 541 views0

Barnes & Noble in Valencia hosted the first ever open mic night called Expression Sessions.

The event will be presented on the second Saturday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“Who wants to go 100 miles for an open mic,” said organizer and host Michael Johnston. “I go to open mics around the cities and why doesn’t Santa Clarita have one.”

Musicians, artists, and poets of all ages were able to come up to perform only original material despite having experience or no experience.

A good night of fun and entertainment free of charge and open to the public.

Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in city of Santa Clarita, Oscar Rogel is a full time student at College Of The Canyons, and has a full time job. Oscar is on his way to being the first in his family to earn his AA degree. He is currently enrolled in the MEA 225 class to continue to improve his skills in all areas to one day work for a Television News or Radio Station. Oscar has some nice experience when it comes to being in front of crowd or being asked to get a job done. From 2004 to 2010 Oscar served in United States Marines Corps where he was a Motarman for his Marine reserve unit and in 2009 deployed overseas to Iraq. In between that time frame Oscar also continued to take classes at C.O.C. and discovering a passion for music learning how to play guitar and bass and being part of a few bands along the way playing a couple of live shows. He has had experience with doing some work with SCVTV and interning at KHTS radio. In the end Oscar Rogel brings discipline, patience, a hard work ethic, and a eagerness to learn more to improve his skills.

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