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Flamenco Whirls its Way to ArtWalk

Laguna Dance Festival will host two performances of flamenco by Marcela Aguayo and her band at 6:30 and 7 p.m. during Artwalk on Thursday, March 2, at Saltfineart +RawSalt Gallery, 346 N. Coast Highway. Aguayo, a professionally trained dancer, has built a name for herself as one...

California Cool Hits the Mark

The Laguna Art Museum raised a total of $366,000 to benefit exhibitions and education programs in a recent art auction, the organization announced. Highlights of the live auction led by Aaron Bastian of the auction house Bonham’s, included eager bidding on Lita Albuquerque...

Pacific Edge Features New Swimm Works

A new exhibition featuring 25 new paintings by Laguna Beach artist Tom Swimm opens this Saturday, Feb. 11 at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway. Titled “Visions,” this show will open with a reception for the artist open to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday,...

Art Profiles

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

One Show Only for Greg Lyons Trio

Laguna local and percussionist Greg Lyons performs with David Pope and Matt Smiley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Dinner by The White House is served al fresco 50 minutes before the show for $10. The jazz trio plays original music, contemporary,...

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Getting Out

Expect a Cabaret Style Jazz Singer

Chicago jazz singer Spider Saloff brings her many talents to Laguna for the first time Feb. 15 in Laguna Beach Live!’s Jazz Wednesdays series at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The venue offers a full bar and a buffet dinner for purchase. Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m. and the...

Skyloft Hosts Super Bowl Party

Doors will open at Slyloft for Superbowl Sunday at 9 a.m. Feb. 5 and breakfast will be served until game time at 3 p.m. Twenty-five TVs will be showing the Patriots vs. Falcons game at 422 S. Coast Highway. Reserve a table for four with a $100 deposit by calling 949-715-1550, or...

‘Stolen Moments’ Reveals the Roots of American-born Music

“Stolen Moments, the First 100 Years of Jazz” introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history with a discussion and demonstration by the Metta Quintet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The event relocated to the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr., to accommodate popular interest....

Write Stuff

Author Offers Advice on Sidestepping Faux Pas

Laguna local Rebecca M. Lyles will discuss her latest book “From the Errors of Others,” a non-fiction guide to avoiding mistakes in writing and speaking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.   Lyles, a technical writer,...

Local Author Hosts Book Signing

Local Dennis Lockwood has finished the first of an envisioned trilogy and will sign and discuss his first novel at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Duality” is a suspense thriller about a transgender Vegas showgirl stalked by a serial...

Book Reveals Mysteries a Mile Out

A release party with live music for the book “Blue Laguna,” by Laguna local Rich German, is planned for 2:30- 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant, 331 N. Coast Highway. German has filled 130 pages with images of dolphins and whales he’s encountered offshore...

Author Taps His Hometown

Laguna Beach is again the setting for a local author’s tale of crime and intrigue. This time it’s Dennis Lockwood, Laguna Beach resident and one of the founding members of the Third Street Writers Group, whose debut novel “Duality,” was recently published and is now available on...

Local Shares Life Stories

Laguna Beach High School alum Georgeanne Brennan will discuss her new book, “My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.    The new book, Brennan continues her memoir of living in France, raising goats...

Author Explores a Bond That Crosses Cultures

Author Jessica Buchleitner discusses her work, “50 Women, Book One,” from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. “I quickly learned that most women, no matter which country they were from or ethnic background they represented, shared similar...