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“Also featured was rising artist Ashley Zavala. Inspired by the likes of Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat, Zavala’s lilting pop country vocals filled the room and warmed hearts.”

““Ashley stood out. She is a very talented young lady. The fact that she writes her own songs at her age is great. If you have the ability to write your own songs, it gives you an edge over other artists,” said Temecula Valley International Film Festival founder Jo Moulton.”

“About 100 people gathered to kick off the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival's 2011 screening series. The event, which happened Wednesday at a suite in the Tower Plaza shopping center on Ynez and Rancho California roads, included a short film screening and an after-party. Guests were also entertained by Murrieta teen musician Ashley Zavala. Murrieta teen Ashley Zavala performed three original songs at the event”

“16-year old Ashley Zavala tricked us with a shy, quiet entrance on stage and then belted out an amazing version of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb." Zavala is a student at Linfield Christian High School. She chose "The Climb" because she likes the message behind the lyrics. "Life's a struggle, and you're always going to be climbing that mountain until you reach your goal," she said. "It's your ambition and faith that gets you there." ”