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American Composers Festival Features Exceptional Organists

Organ virtuosos led by Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St.Clair will be performed Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Segerstom Center in Costa Mesa as part of the composers festival. Joining members of the symphony are Jacobs and Bull, Frederick Swann and Craig Williams. Tickets...

Jazz Guitarist to Perform

Jazz guitarist Peter Sprague, awarded as best jazz artist of the year in San Diego, performs with his quartet Wednesday, Feb. 3, during the Laguna Beach Live! winter series at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Sprague will be joined by Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Mack...

Concert Revives Works by Holocaust’s Victims

  Update: The concert was postponed Friday, Jan. 22, due to bad weather on the east coast, prohibiting travel by the performers. The music of six Jewish composers, five of whom perished in concentration camps, will be performed Sunday, Jan. 24, in concert at Irvine Valley...

Ring in a Jazz Filled New Year

The winter jazz series returns to the Seven-Degrees event center, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., with seven concerts Jan. 20-April 13. The Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet, opens the 6 p.m. series on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and is followed on Feb. 3 by guitarist Peter...

Jazz Fest Arrives at the Ocean Institute

Saxophonist Richard Elliott, vocalist Larry Braggs and trumpeter Rick Braun will entertain for two nights, Jan. 22 and 23, at the Ocean Institute’s Red Hot Jazz Festival.   Friday night offers a silent auction and reception preceding the concert. Tickets are $125-$250. The...

Make Plans for New Year’s Eve

Driftwood Kitchen, plans a Gatsby style party overlooking the ocean with local band Common Sense for New Year’s Eve. VIP tickets grant early 9 p.m. access at 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, entry to the second floor Stateroom Lounge and a performance by Jackie Pember, as well as two...

Celtic Consort Performs at Museum

    Laguna Beach Live! presents Celtic Consort at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. The trio features soprano Christina Linhardt, Susan Craig Winsberg on flute and harpist Shawna Selline performing holiday songs as well as a wide...

Concert Honors World AIDS Day

  The German rock group Denmantau and The Higgs will perform on Laguna’s Main Beach at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, to honor of the countless lives lost to AIDS. The city of Laguna Beach and the Community Clinic will be offering free anonymous HIV testing and flu shots....

Steinberg Performs in One-Man Show

  Comedian David Steinberg will perform “An Evening with David Steinberg” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Steinberg looks back and forward at his life in comedy in this one-man show. Tickets are $45 and...

Plot Out a Journey of Dance Movement

Join a gathering of creative people immersed in spontaneous and expressive dance movement which takes place from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. All are invited to reconnect, rejuvenate, dive deep,...

Plein Air Painters Take Up a Mission

The Mission Preservation Foundation welcomes the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association for an exclusive, limited-time art exhibition to appear at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The exhibit, “In the Footsteps of Saint Serra: Paintings Along El Camino Real,” will feature original...

Annual Oyster Event Benefits Playhouse

The Deck on Laguna Beach, Driftwood Kitchen and The Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel will host their third annual Sip & Shuck from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 to benefit the 95th season of the Laguna Playhouse. Tickets for those 21-and-over are $95 and include oysters and...

Second Thursdays Live! Series Continues

Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of KOZM will perform at 7 p.m. in the Live! at the Museum concert series Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Laguna Art Museum. KOZM fuses Latin, jazz, classical and traditional folk music. Free for museum members. Reserve online or call...

Stage, Screen Veteran Adds a Confessional Performance

Rex Smith, starring in a current Laguna Playhouse production, will also star in a one-night only performance of “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The performance by the one-time teen heartthrob includes tales about everything from the extreme pressures...

Weekend Features Latin Jazz All Stars

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicks off its 2015 season with its first Jazz Weekend from Oct 9-11, with Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra and Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Performances continue Saturday, Oct. 10, with Ramsey Lewis and Sérgio Mendes and winding up on Oct. 11 with...