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Archive for September, 2011

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HÔM Group Affiliates With Sotheby’s

HÔM Group Affiliates With Sotheby’s

By Roger Bloom | NB Indy Editor High-end residential real estate broker HÔM Group will become an affiliated member of the Sotheby’s International Realty network as of tomorrow, and the offices and agents of Coast Sotheby’s International Realty will become part of HÔM Group. “We’re very excited by this opportunity,” said HÔM Group principal Mike […]

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Hit by Tragedy, She Strides With New Purpose

Hit by Tragedy, She Strides With New Purpose

Self-described social artist Pamela Burrus relies on different forms of media to advocate for various concerns. Two years ago, her mission took on greater urgency after her husband, Dr. David R. Burrus, was hit by a motorist in a crosswalk near Los Angeles International Airport and died 33 minutes later. The accident that ended the […]

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Taking Up a New Tune

Taking Up a New Tune

With its signature annual music festival, free First Sunday concerts at Laguna College of Art and Design, Jazz Wednesdays at Hotel Laguna, and infrequent big band concerts, Laguna Beach Live successfully transformed itself in 10 years into a visual arts presenter with credibility and staying power. Credit goes to co-founders Sam Goldstein, Cindy Prewitt and […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

Midnight Encounter   It was a strangely Laguna night last Friday, but it began in Newport. There was a political fund-raiser for Suhkee Kang, who is running for Congress in a district that includes Laguna Beach. Suhkee, currently the moderate mayor of Irvine, is running against incumbent John Campbell, who’s claim-to-fame is that government should […]

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Peddling Support for a Wheel of a Cause

Peddling Support for a Wheel of a Cause

“We are providing him with a bike, lights for the nighttime ride and loaning him a Garmen GPS unit so every time he comes into the feeding station, we will download the GPS unit into a computer, upload the session and put it back on his bike,” said Fetzer, whose online updates at www.lagunacycleryshop.blogspot.com will include Vitolo’s pace, elevation climbed, […]

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A Gift of Beauty Returns to the Sea

A Gift of Beauty Returns to the Sea

After five days of painstaking work to create an intricate circular painting of boldly colored sand, Tibetan monks visiting Laguna Beach brushed their masterpiece into a gray green pile and threw the remainder into the sea on Sunday.

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Festival Dances into Seventh Season

Festival Dances into Seventh Season

In support of its upcoming season, the Laguna Dance Festival will host a fundraising event of good food, great wine and invigorating dance Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach. The event is preceded by ArtWalk performances at both the Dawson Cole Fine Arts Gallery and the […]

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Hot Dish

Hot Dish

Laguna Beach’s Katsuya is the latest brainchild of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and Sam Nazarian, founder and chief executive officer of sbe, a conglomerate of real estate, entertainment and hospitality businesses. Known for hearty fare and signature cocktails, this eatery generates an LA-hip vibe that attracts patrons with a flair for panache.

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Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse

The Laguna Playhouse opens “Shirley Valentine,” on Sept. 27, starring Dee Dee Rescher, who has previously performed in Playhouse productions such as “Red Herring,” “The Underpants” and “The Pursuit of Happiness.”

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First Sundays Concerts Resume

First Sundays Concerts Resume

An afternoon of chamber music and art at the Laguna College of Art & Design begins with the husband and wife duo of soprano Lauren Smith and violinist Chris Woods on Sunday, Oct. 2. The American Association of University Women, Laguna Beach branch sponsors this opening Laguna Beach Live! concert. Music begins in Studio 1 […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Art Walk Dances With New Tunes, Game Maker’s Art Takes Wing, Sandstone Gallery Features Two Exhibits, Show Samples Summer Exhibitors,

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Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

Stagecraft for Small-fry and Fairy Tales Make the Leap to Opera

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Art Workshop Offers Costume Idea

Art Workshop Offers Costume Idea

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts offers a sea lion mask workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1, an activity good for individuals, families, and groups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will tour the Center, and observe live seals and sea lions undergoing rehabilitation. Following the tour, artist Joan Corman, known for creating […]

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Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Boys Water Polo

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Arts Extras

Arts Extras

Katsuya Offers Special Prix Fix Menu, Calling all Local Artists, Film Fest Rolls Out Entry Deadlines and Food, Wine Experts Share Their Tips