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Indy Calendar April 18-24, 2014

Indy Calendar April 18-24, 2014

  Friday, April 18 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 SusiQ Needle Art Guild, 1 p.m. Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St., 949-497-2241 […]

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Trying a New Tack to Cultivate Art Patrons

Trying a New Tack to Cultivate Art Patrons

A dozen individual exhibitors at the Festival of Arts cooperatively are marketing themselves to the public and their collectors for the first time in an off-season studio tour, hoping to share a bit of themselves with people they see summer after summer. From brain storming sessions between painter Paul Bond, mixed media artists Mia Moore […]

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Come for the Brew, Stay for the View

Come for the Brew, Stay for the View

Craft Brews and Views, a fundraiser for Laguna Beach’s non-profit radio station, KX 93.5, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at a local, private ocean-front home. The event will offer tastings of 12 high-end craft beers, food pairings by Food Network’s “Chopped” champion chef Joe Youkhan and live Brazilian jazz from local quartet Bossa […]

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Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

A fundraiser for the Live! Music & Kids outreach program, will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison on Wednesday, April 30, 6–8 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Live! Music & Kids brings top-flight musicians in for free educational presentations to members of the Boys & Girls Club and students in Laguna schools. Tickets are […]

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Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Derek Cressman, a candidate for Secretary of State and author of “The Recall’s Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics,” arrives in Laguna Beach on Friday, April 25. He’s here to sign his work at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Cressman, a former vice president of Common Cause, […]

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Kids’ Culture

Kids’ Culture

Oz and Ahhs at Imagination Celebration As part of Orange County’s 29th Imagination Celebration, the Arts & Learning Conservatory of Santa Ana will offer local children free tickets to their production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Segerstrom High School Theatre, 2301 W. MacArthur, Santa Ana, on April 24-26. The conservatory offers kids 5-18 instruction […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Laguna Beach’s Cove Gallery swings into spring with a ‘50s style 5 – 8 p.m. reception Saturday, April 26. “Feel free to slick back your hair and put on your hippest bobby socks!,” says an organizer, who says wine and hors devours will be served along side live music and 14 featured artists at 1492- […]

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Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Laguna Beach-based MacGillivray Freeman Films celebrates 50 years of award-winning film making at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival with events Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30. The red carpet screening of “Lovesick,” staring Matt LeBlanc, on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Dr., will open the […]

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Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Friday, April 11 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/12-13. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. , 949-715-7777 VooDoo Grove, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 Roger Housden, […]

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Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

  Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts recognized its stars and paid tribute to renowned Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday. About 260 attended the event at Seven Degrees, which included a red carpet reception set to music by Laguna Concert Band’s Swing Set. Even chair Wayne […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home finished art. Beginners are welcome and all supplies are included. The fee […]

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Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

English peas, sugar snap pea vines, asparagus, artichokes and sweet onions are incorporated into 10 new dishes on the menu at The Deck, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, next door to the newly renamed Driftwood Kitchen, due to open this summer. Chef Rainier Schwarz, who trained in Switzerland and was mentored by Joachim Splichal, says “By […]

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Culture for Kids

Culture for Kids

My Hero Project Jumps into Two Festivals My Hero Project will be leading a free, hands-on art project at the Laguna Art Museum on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., part of the annual Imagination Celebration. Artworks completed at the museum will be featured on My Hero’s website, www.myhero.com. My Hero will […]

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Art Crowd to Crown its Stars

Art Crowd to Crown its Stars

  Social activist, gallerist, photographer and artist Mark Chamberlain is among this year’s nominees for artist of the year in the annual Art Stars Awards from the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance. “I guess it all boils down to artist since art is an ever evolving territory,” said Chamberlain, in explaining why he made the cut […]

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Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In his latest book, “Keeping the Faith Without a Religion,” spiritual guide and culture observer Roger Housden encourages readers to peel back layers of doctrine to perhaps uncover truths that resonate more with their personal experience. Author of the best-selling “Ten Poems to Change Your Life,” Housden has […]