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Art Scholars Find Willing Patrons

Art Scholars Find Willing Patrons

 Laguna Beach philanthropists Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson enjoyed the spotlight at Laguna College of Art & Design’s recent fundraising gala for their numerous contributions to the college and its scholarship fund.  Freshly minted graduate Charity Oetgen thanked the duo for their generosity, saying that without their scholarship she would not have been able to […]

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The Unseen Embellishes the Pageant of the Masters

The Unseen Embellishes the Pageant of the Masters

Archeological treasures hauled off from ancient tombs, museum heists, art sleuths and mysteries shrouding artist’s relationships with their muses. Such intrigues of the art world drive this year’s Pageant of the Masters, “The Art Detective,”a series of tableaux vivant scenes created by Diane Dee Challis Davy and script writer Dan Duling opening Wednesday, July 9, […]

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Listen In

Listen In

Pam Wicks, Laguna Beach’s unofficial “spiritual ambassador” to the Tibetan diaspora, and Christine Montonna, from the Collaborative Courts Foundation, are guests of Ernest Hackmon on his 1 p.m. Saturday radio show. “The Importance of Being” can be heard live online at [email protected] Also on the web-based station Saturday is Drew Leavens, a candidate for the […]

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Art Walk Lowdown

Art Walk Lowdown

Studio Hosts Guest Artist for Music Showcase Singers Addie Hamilton and Nick Hernandez are among the guests scheduled for a music showcase Thursday, July 3 at Laguna Sound Studio, 381 Forest Ave. The 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. showcase coincides with an art exhibition, with proceeds going to benefit the Mauli Ola Foundation, which aids […]

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Jazz Quartet Performs Outdoors

Jazz Quartet Performs Outdoors

Laguna Beach Live! presents the Rickey Woodard Quartet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, performing on the outdoor patio at The Ranch, overlooking Aliso Canyon. Tenor saxophonist Rickey Woodard most recently recorded “Pineapple Delight.” Joining Woodard will be keyboard player Llew Matthews, bassist Richard Simon and drummer Roy McCurdy. Doors open at 5 p.m. and […]

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Author Leads Summer Workshops at the Susi Q

Author Leads Summer Workshops at the Susi Q

A summer workshop, Photo Narratives, with Tammy Lechner, is offered at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Participants will learn to tell stories through photographs and ways to archive, organize and edit photographs. The class meets from 12- 3 p.m. on Wednesdays June 25 to Aug. 27. The series is $150, or $20 drop-in […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Zpizza Introduces New Pies To kickoff its national pop-up city tour, Zpizza, 30822 S. Coast Hgihway, will offer a free pizza tasting event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, featuring limited-time varieties, fun prizes and  $10 gift certificates. Locals can also enter, on the zpizza Facebook page, for a chance to win two seats at Zpizza’s […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, June 27 Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Final Weekend: Mona Golabek in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, lagunaplayhouse.com or 949 497-2787. Closes June 29. Martha Davis and the Motels, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San […]

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Sister Exhibits Illustrate Brandt’s Legacy

Sister Exhibits Illustrate Brandt’s Legacy

Laguna College of Art and Design lacks any finished Rex Brandt paintings in its possession, but boasts 80 boxes, many still unpacked, of the artist’s archives. The cache of sketchbooks, textbooks written by Brandt, as well as his brushes and a well-worn easel were donated to the college three years ago by his wife Joan […]

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 Politics Dominates ‘Perspectives’ Radio Show

Politics Dominates ‘Perspectives’ Radio Show

Robert M. Zur Schmiede, a candidate for the Laguna Beach City Council, sits in as the featured guest on “Perspectives,” the 11 a.m. webcast of KX.One.Laguna.com. Host Ari Grayson’s guest in the show’s second hour is Linda Dorr, local coordinator for Laguna Patriots, a local Tea Party organization. Dorr was among those protesting the Affordable Care […]

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New Place to Taste and Enjoy the Scenery Opens

New Place to Taste and Enjoy the Scenery Opens

Driftwood Kitchen, the former Beach House restaurant on Sleepy Hollow Lane, reopened this week with ocean front dining on a 36-seat patio featuring seafood, steaks and hand-shucked oysters. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Driftwood Kitchen also offers handcrafted cocktails in a new 20-seat Stateroom Bar, the former home library of old Hollywood character actor […]

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Concert Croons to the Broken Hearted

Concert Croons to the Broken Hearted

No Square Theatre’s latest concept, “Bewitched, Bothered and Divorced,” a concert of break up songs, will prove as fleeting as a weekend fling, with performances Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21 at Legion Hall. The performance will showcase local singers, homegrown talent returning from university, and an up-and-coming young local whose originals are getting […]

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A ‘Circuitous’ Path Leads to Arts Commission

A ‘Circuitous’ Path Leads to Arts Commission

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent As a metalworker, glassblower, landscape architect and lighting designer, Carmen Salazar’s experiences as an artist span across varied terrain. Describing her career path as “circuitous,” Salazar’s pursuit of many different art forms all seem relevant to her newest role on the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, which provides advisory […]

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Indy Arts Calendar

Indy Arts Calendar

Friday, June 20 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m and 2 p.m., www.sawdustartfestival.org/sawdust-studio-art-classes-schedule/, 949 494-3030. Also 1 p.m. 6/21 Rick Springfield author of “Magnificent Vibration,” 1 p.m., tickets required, Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, 949 494-4779 Liz Fenton and Lisa Stein authors of “Your Perfect Life” and Anita Hughes author of “Lake […]