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Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

New York-based author and former Orange County Register journalist Kira Peikoff will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, to discuss her second novel, “No Time to Die” at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3. The book was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House in 2006 when President Bush announced […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 3 Hollywood U2, $10 cover, 9:30 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate Hancock and the Declaration, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. ABC, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $30. Salsa 101 workshop with Salsa Caliente, free, 8 p.m., Soka University, […]

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A Look Beyond Gene Kelly’s Dancing Feet

A Look Beyond Gene Kelly’s Dancing Feet

By Kenny Jones, Special to the Independent Gene Kelly was the dancer’s dancer. He was proud, stylish and full of vitality so when I met up with his wife Patricia this week, it came as no surprise to find that she was made of the same stuff. Patricia Kelly was Gene’s wife at the time […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Visitors Enter the Artist’s Studio for a Night With tarps and tables, cans of paints and palette knifes, visitors to The Signature Gallery will get a glimpse inside a working artist studio during the Thursday, Oct. 2, Artwalk. Artist Allen McKenzie will be demonstrating his thick textured painting style from 6-9 p.m. on 220 Forest […]

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Keeping the Essence Alive and Well

Keeping the Essence Alive and Well

Local music promoter Tightrope Entertainment has teamed up with world-champion skimboarder Bill Beaker Bryan to create Locals Wednesday at Ocean Avenue Brewery, 237 Ocean Ave. Musicians perform live while Bryan’s 10th Street Bros.’ skimboarding video is shown and local artist John Chaney paints live and displays artwork for sale on a corner of the patio, […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Sept. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama, 9 p.m., $40 in advance, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Kalama Bros., 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jazz singer Erika Davies, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. “Menopause: The Musical,” Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949 497-ARTS. Through 9/28. […]

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Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

The Laguna Art Museum presents its third California Art Award to Light and Space artist Peter Alexander on Saturday, Sept. 27, at a reception. Art scholar Ruth Westphal received the first award two years ago, with painter Wayne Thiebaud following last year. The award had been designed to recognize Southern California individuals who have made […]

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Museum’s Festival Marries Art With Nature

Museum’s Festival Marries Art With Nature

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Performance art, exhibitions on renowned environmental artist Lita Albuquerque and marble carvings of Elizabeth Turk, an already sold-out secret culinary soiree and lecture on naturalist John Muir highlight Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature exposition in November. Museum director Malcolm Warner promised at the inaugural event last year to […]

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Concert’s Grace Notes Aim for Inner Peace

Concert’s Grace Notes Aim for Inner Peace

The Healing Touch Ministry of the Neighborhood Congregational Church invites the public to a complimentary 7 p.m. performance of music, dance and meditation by the One Heart, One World music ensemble Saturday, Sept. 27. The concert’s movement and instrumentation is intended to elicit states of peace, balance and inner harmony. Members of the ensemble will be […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Fall Menu Reflects Seasonal Ingredients Diners at Driftwood Kitchen can look forward to the season’s freshest ingredients on a menu with butternut squash, alba truffles, collard greens, water chestnuts, and borlotti beans says Chef Rainer Schwarz, a partner in the restaurant that opened in June at the former site of the Beach House on 619 Sleepy […]

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The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

Laguna Beach Live! brings The Barefoot Movement bluegrass players to The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 21 for an outdoor family concert from 5 – 7 p.m. The BBQ warms up at 4 p.m. when entertainment is provided by Evan J. Marshall, a mandolinist. The Barefoot Movement were first runners up at the […]

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Book Store Opens a Foreign Outpost

Book Store Opens a Foreign Outpost

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Among Latin American writers, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gabriel Garcia-Marquez are some of the most immediately recognizable names to U.S. readers, in part because their works have been widely translated and made into movies. In a first foray into the world of Latin American literature, Laguna Beach […]

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Laguna Native Pokes Fun at Himself

Laguna Native Pokes Fun at Himself

Writer-performer Rufino Cabang will present his autobiographical musical parody show, “The Fauxriginal Soundtrack,” for two evenings at No Square Theatre 384 Legion St. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. “It’s a comedy concert about my life, but it’s definitely not a one-man show,” says Cabang. “My great friend Saif Eddin is no less […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Stars Come Out for Festival Gala Al Jarreau performed to nearly 3,000 fans at the Festival of Arts and celebrity guests enjoyed a private showing of the Pageant of the Masters during an end-of-season gala last month that raised $250,000. Television’s Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, and Matthew Gray Gubler of “Criminal Minds” turned […]