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Category: Arts

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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 […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Sapphire Introduces Fall Menu Grilled pork loin chop paired with bacon roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mustard essence is just one new dish coming up for the October- November menu at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chef Azmin Ghahreman has added 15 new items from the garden, land and sea, to the latest […]

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 Looking at the American Dream

Looking at the American Dream

Matthew Thomas will discuss his debut novel “We are Not Ourselves” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after World War II. This is now […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Calendar Friday, Sept. 12 Singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 The Tubes, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. […]

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Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science

Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science

  By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Janet Dreyer earned a doctorate in molecular biology, but in her 50s enrolled at the Pasadena College of Art and Design and became hooked on art. After a hiatus from both science and art for travel, she’s back to art, creating a work that combines her training in […]

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 Winds Trio Returns to Live! at the Museum

Winds Trio Returns to Live! at the Museum

Michelle Matsumune, Heather Millette, and Christin Webb, as members of Ceora Winds, perform in intimate venues with as little coming between themselves and the audience as possible. The flute, clarinet, and bassoon players interact with their audience and include them as they play classical standards, jazz arrangements, and new works by Los Angeles’ finest composers. […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Pop Art Invades Via Mars JoAnne Artman Gallery hosts Robert Mars first solo exhibition: “Mars Attacks!” at 326 N. Coast Highway through Oct. 31 The mixed media artist explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture, Mars both critiques our culture’s fascination with celebrity and consumerism, while indulging his own […]

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Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing Sunday, Sept. 14 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Her book, […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Friday, Sept. 5 The Screaming Furniture Jazz Outlet, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Free. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Jack Russell’s Great White, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San […]

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Dance Fest Soars With Diversity

Dance Fest Soars With Diversity

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy With performances beginning next week, Laguna Dance Festival vaults into its tenth season, the equivalent of a grand jeté – where a ballet dancer leaps to perform a split jump — in terms of its longevity. That young history doesn’t shake the certainty of its founder, prima ballerina Jodie […]

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Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition and the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Artistic Talent is in the Family Genes Charles Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, and Michael Pabst present their latest works in a father, daughter and son show during Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. Gallery director, Jessica Fry, is an “honorary daughter” of the Pabst family having […]