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BC Space Displays Unusual Visions of Two Artists

BC Space Gallery opens the new exhibition “Eye of the Beholder,” a two person show featuring the extraordinary visioning of Jo Babcock and Bruce Barton. San Francisco-based photographer Babcock has taken the concept of the camera into a unique realm by creating camera...

Locals Win Film Festival Acclaim

Two Laguna Beach residents won top awards at The U.S. International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. “Journey to the South Pacific,” narrated by Cate Blanchett and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films of Laguna Beach, won in the documentary feature category, and...

NEA Grant Underwrites Arts Planning for Laguna Beach

  The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Laguna Beach a $25,000 grant to develop a citywide cultural arts plan to further insure the city’s cultural and economic growth. Laguna Beach is far from alone in branding themselves as an art colony, nor is it an exception in...

Children Grown, Mom Returns to TV

Filled with intrigue and possibly murder most foul, the television film’s plot is set in a modern African-American mega church and based on Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. Titled “Mega Church Murder,” the creation of television writer-producer Kendall Clark and television producer...

Reggae Show Benefits Local Musician

Reggae artists and bands Stone Jones, We Da People and Kitaka as well as several special guests will perform Sunday, Dec. 14, in a 7-11 p.m. benefit concert at Ocean Avenue Brewery, helping raise funds for a local musician. The Laguna Foundation for the Arts, restarted last month...

CAP Brings OC Artist to Laguna

  Community Art Project brings a new show, “Michael Ward, A Retrospective,” to the upstairs gallery in the Well Fargo Bank building, 260 Ocean Ave. An artist reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. The show includes a body of work that chronicles...

On the Dial

New Team Seizes the Airwaves Radio station KX 93.5 will put a new group of local leaders and personalities in the sound booth on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 16, during a fundraising drive. Instead of the main staff, locals will be featured live on the air all day including...

Indy Calendar

Friday, Dec. 12 “Shift,” 7 p.m., LBHS dance department, Artists’ Theatre, 606 Park Ave. Tickets, $10-$20. (949) 497-7769. Saddleback Valley master chorale performs “A Merry Little Christmas,” free 7 p.m. holiday concert, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Film Documents Laguna Beach from a Local’s Lens

In his tiny, crowded Laguna Beach studio, Douglas Miller produces two diminutive paintings per day. Small, they are nonetheless flawless likenesses of Laguna Beach’s diverse vistas. “I’d starve if I just do big paintings,” said Miller, who by his recollection, has painted roughly...

Indy Calendar

Friday, Dec. 5 “A Christmas Carol,” South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. Through Dec. 27, but excluding Christmas Day. Outriders, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Reindeer Retrace Their Footsteps

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Little did local actors Ava Burton and Mark Miller know when they first planned it, how timely their second staging of The Reindeer Monologues at the BC Space Gallery, would become. Written by Jeff Goode, the play pokes sharp-edged fun at Santa Claus,...

Workshop Captures Orchid in Mixed Media

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is presenting a mixed-media workshop at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway, Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beginners and all levels are invited.    Working on a canvas support, participants will combine collage with acrylic...

Trio Performs Christmas Concert

  Laguna Beach Live! presents Celtic Consort of Hollywood, from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. The group consists of soprano Christina Linhardt, Susan Craig Winsberg on flute, and Shawna Selline on harp. They will be performing holiday...

Alliance Accepts Applications From Grant Seekers

Applications are now being accepted for the Seven Degrees of Inspiration grant, said Dora Wexell, executive director of the Laguna Beach arts venue. The $5000 grant is to provide support for an emerging or established Laguna Beach artist to develop and present an innovative arts...

On the Table

Cheese, Coming Right Up Take the mystery out of pairing wine with the Perfect Four Cheese Class with Starr Cornwall at The Cellar, 156 Avenida Del Mar, in San Clemente. Tickets, $40 to the 2:30 p.m. class on Saturday, Dec. 6 are available at:...