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Sept. 14, 2017
College Presents 'Elevate! ASL Artist' on Sept. 23

The College of the Canyons American Sign Language (ASL) department will host Elevate! ASL Artist 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Featuring up-and-coming and established ASL artists, the performance will feature sign song, poetry, comedy, dance, and storytelling.

“We are very excited to introduce our students and the Santa Clarita Valley community to this group of extremely talented ASL performers,” said Brittany Applen, chair of the college’s ASL department and one of the event’s organizers. “This show will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy.”

Among the artists slated to perform include CJ Jones, Megg Rose, Shaheem Sanchez, Bob Hiltermann, Amelia Hensley, Lisa Hermatz, Tyrone Oraguzie, Ruthie Jordan, Justin Reynolds, and Jonathan Reynolds.

The performance is co-sponsored by the college’s ASL department and Elevate!, which is a non-profit organization led by Jones that aims to create high-quality ASL entertainment for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing audiences.

A deaf actor, Jones has toured around the world and recently gave his first feature film performance in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver.”

Elevate! ASL Artist will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the PAC.

Interpreters will be provided during the performance for hearing attendees.

Advance purchase tickets are $20 or $25 at the door.

A special VIP ticket experience is available for $50, which includes a pre-show catered meal with ASL talent and VIP reserved seating. Space is limited.