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Libbey Bowl Plans Move Ahead

By Sondra Murphy

To commemorate the many contributions the Ojai Music Festival has made to the city, the Ojai City Council presented the organization with a Lifetime Achievement Award last week.  Jeff Haydon, executive director of the OMF, reviewed the history of the nonprofit organization that began in 1947 and listed some of the many up-and-coming composers who have graced the stage at Libbey Bowl during the annual festival.  Chris Drucker, OMF board president, accepted the award on behalf of the festivals. “Who knew at 63 we could feel so young,” she said. Festival staff and supporters stayed seated through a busy

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