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Songs of the American West To Be Sung

Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley will present Songs of the American West in a concert Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets, $12-$15 are available at masterchoralesv.org. Accompanied by guitar, fiddle and mandolin, the program...

Jazz Wednesdays Returns

Tickets are on sale for the Laguna Beach Live! jazz Wednesdays in the Hotel Laguna’s rose garden, 425 S. Coast Highway. The Afro-Cuban ensemble Homenaje kicks off the series at 6 p.m. series on June 22. Tickets, $20-$24 are available at lagunabeachlive.org.  

Playhouse Season Finale Opens

Laguna Playhouse’s final show of the season, “Buyer and Cellar,” starring Emerson Collins, will open on Saturday, June 4, and run through Sunday, June 26. Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement “shopping mall” of “Funny Girl” megastar Barbara Streisand in the comedy...

Quintet Rocks the Museum

French horn player Annie Bosler joins Oakwood Brass in a 7 p.m. concert Thursday, May 12, at the Laguna Art Museum. Programming by the classical brass quintet bends genres and strays into jazz and pop. Reservations are now necessary and can be made through the Museum’s website or...

Theater Aims to Raise “C” Level

No Square Theatre this weekend premiers a musical comedy workshop about the workplace. Bree Burgess Rosen, No Square’s artistic director, added “Below ‘C’ Level” to the season after hearing creator Bridget English’s first four songs. Directed by Paul Nygro with music directed by...

Jazz Concert Benefits Youth Music Programs

Jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison performs in town Wednesday, April 27, and proceeds will support Live! Music & Kids, a free music education program offered to children at the Boys & Girls Club and Laguna schools by Laguna Beach Live! The veteran recording artist’s...

Collaboration Yields Music in the Museum

Live! at the Museum presents the Sakura cello ensemble on Thursday, April 14, at the Laguna Art Museum. Sakura’s members, who all studied with the same mentor, Ralph Kirshbaum, perform at 7 p.m. at 307 Cliff Dr. The museum’s opens from 5 – 9 p.m. every Thursday. The...

Finale Screens ‘Salt of the Earth’

First Friday Flicks concludes with the showing of “The Salt of the Earth” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, on the Festival of Arts grounds. The film with a running time of 110 minutes focuses on the life and work of photographer Sebastião...

Performers Pay Tribute to Two Jazz Legends

An all-star group of musicians has been assembled to re-create the music of Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter for the Jazz Wednesdays series March 30. Laguna Beach Live! hosts the special tribute night. The performance will feature Rickey Woodard on saxophone, John Beasley...

Upcoming Jazz Wednesday

Next up in the winter series is vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson performing on Wednesday, March 16, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. A full bar and buffet dinner menu is available. Cover charge is $20 in...

Bare Bones Theatre Announces New Show

“One Foot,” a play by local Lojo Simon, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the studio of Sandra Jones Campbell, 2173 Laguna Canyon Road. Featuring Ava Burton and Ben Farrow and directed by Mark Miller, “One Foot” takes place on a frozen lake and is the story of a...

Trio Holds Down the Baseline

  The Ron Kobayashi Trio with vocalist Daryl Walker perform in the Laguna Beach Live Jazz Wednesdays series at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The trio led by pianist Ron Kobayashi includes bassist and composer Baba Elefante and drummer Steve Dixon....

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...