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Recruits Play Role in Temporal Art’s Creation

Recruits Play Role in Temporal Art’s Creation

By Daniella Walsh Roughly 200 people, double that number if artist Lita Albuquerque has her way, will spill out of the Laguna Art Museum next month dressed in requisite white trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts to follow the graceful arc of the Laguna Beach shoreline. The voluntary recruits will be holding LED lights whose colors shift […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, H-5, part of the city’s […]

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Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

Local resident Shaena Stabler performs a full set of original tunes from her debut recording Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Mozambique restaurant. Her 9 p.m. show is preceded by Jill Moran and Connie Lim performing sets at 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  

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Think Global, Dance Local

Think Global, Dance Local

Laguna Beach Live! presents a concert by Todo Mundo, nominated the best world music band by the San Diego Music Awards for their blend of Spanish rumba, reggae, samba and bossa nova. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, with dance lessons and a special wine-tasting for a donation of $7. The concert […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

  Friday, Oct. 24 Cultural pageant with visiting monks, 7 p.m., Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. The Dan Band, […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Oct. 17 Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. DJ Xclusiv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Smooth Sounds of Santana, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Andrew Bloom Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, Oct. […]

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Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

The 35 artists painting throughout Laguna Beach’s coastal canyons and scenic coves as part of the Plein Air Painters Association invitational will compete for a $10,000 best in show award at the Afternoon Collectors’ Soirée, Saturday, Oct. 18. The gala and public sale the following day, Sunday, Oct. 19, takes place in a vast tent […]

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Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton, From Tennessee to Timbuktu,” explores Halliburton’s […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Chef Catches the Moment In honor of National seafood Month, food truck turned restaurant, Slapfish, 211 Broadway St., will introduce new specials in October. Chef Andrew Gruel, starring as a guest judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, will offer a striped sea bass taco on Oct. 19 and a black cod ramen burrito landing […]

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Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Artist, photographer, gallerist, socio-political activist, college professor and mentor are among the varied roles Laguna Beach resident Mark Chamberlain has filled over a span of four decades. And they inform why he’s this year’s recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award as an “Artistic Visionary,” given by Arts Orange County on Wednesday, Sept. 22. […]

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Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle Horizon” exhibition, one of three new […]

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Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Linda Purl, currently staring  in the television series “Reckless” and having played  supporting roles in “Homeland,” “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” brings talent to Laguna Playhouse’s second show of the season, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which opens Saturday Oct. 11. The play is based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir and directed by the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free. See the full schedule at lagunapleinair.org. Each […]

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Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are worth a look. Laguna Beach Books will host T. Jefferson Parker […]