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Staging a Lesson in Speed Reading

Staging a Lesson in Speed Reading

 Chameleon-like actors whip through 83 books in 98 minutes in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of “All the Great Books (abridged),” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Laguna Playhouse.  “You will laugh yourself silly as these five terrific performers bring you a literal library full of every book you have ever, or […]

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Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

The Katie Thiroux Quartet performs on Wednesday, March 5, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be ordered at www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 949-715-9713.           Festival Pushes Music’s Boundaries Cal State Fullerton’s annual New Music Festival […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna   Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to […]

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Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Friday, Feb. 28 Mill Workshop w. Jamie Bichler, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/1. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 p.m., Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. The Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Sharon Corr, 8 […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to make […]

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Film Society Screens Indie Award Nominee

Film Society Screens Indie Award Nominee

“Short Term 12,” the limited release film considered one of the top indie films of 2013, is screening in Laguna Beach on Thursday, Feb. 20, to celebrate the month of love. The film traces the story of the kids in a foster care facility and their passionate supervisor, Grace played by Brie Larson. The film […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

  Live! at the Museum Presents Helix Collective The Helix Collective performs at Live! at the Museum Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll at home in nightclubs and on the […]

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Music Festival Holds Susi Q Concert

Music Festival Holds Susi Q Concert

  The Linden String Quartet will perform in a one-hour free concert at the Susi Q Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The Ohio quartet recently completed the two-year residence program at Yale University’s School of Music, where the ensemble was mentored by the Tokyo String Quartet. Meet the extraordinary young artists […]

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New Venue Welcomes Laguna Performers

New Venue Welcomes Laguna Performers

  The Laguna Beach Concert Band will perform a new work by Laguna Beach local and Cal State Fullerton music professor Pamela Madsen on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Crystal Cove State Park. The premiere takes place from 4-7 p.m. at the grand opening of the Bern Environmental Study Loop and Amphitheater, 871 N. Coast Highway. […]

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Indy Calendar Jan. 17-23, 2014

Indy Calendar Jan. 17-23, 2014

  Friday, Jan. 17 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 1/18. Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 p.m., Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. Also 1/18. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Wild Child, 8 p.m., […]

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Tribute to the ‘60s Benefits Students

Tribute to the ‘60s Benefits Students

Local resident and guitar virtuoso Toulouse Engelhardt with John York  will play ‘60s style folk /rock music at an IVC Scholarship Benefit Concert Feb. 6. The 8 p.m. concert takes place at the college’s Performing Arts Center, 500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine. Tickets are $20-$25 at the door.

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Yoga Studio Hosts Unusual Artist

Yoga Studio Hosts Unusual Artist

Matt Venuti will be performing in a special concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Lotus Yoga, 1966 S. Coast Highway. During a previous visit, Lotus Yoga Laguna raised over $100 and a a truckload of food donations for the Orange County Food Bank.      

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Jazz Wednesdays Swings into Winter Season

Jazz Wednesdays Swings into Winter Season

Laguna Beach Live’s line-up for Jazz Wednesdays shifts venues to Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, and kicks off with the Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet, on Jan. 15. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and a season subscription costs $105 for all seven concerts. The series includes […]

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Nelsons Return to Home Turf

Nelsons Return to Home Turf

Tony Bennett may croon about losing his heart in San Francisco, but a well-documented number of A-list celebrities embrace Laguna Beach with body and soul. Those include rock stars Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, twin sons of celebrated ‘60s era teen idol Ricky Nelson and grandsons of TV icons Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Gunnar and Matthew […]

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Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Whether you can still recall feeding a quarter into a juke box and dialing up “I Walk the Line” or you’ve yet to meet country music’s “man in black,” “Ring of Fire,” which opens at Laguna Playhouse on Saturday, Jan. 11, promises a memorable journey through the life […]