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Category: Arts

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The Park Avenue Players of LBHS Shine Once Again!

The Park Avenue Players of LBHS Shine Once Again!

By Kimberly OBrien-Young The weekend of May 30-31 was replete with bittersweet happiness for the Park Avenue Players of Laguna Beach High School. On Saturday May 31, the last production of the year, Shadow Box, had its final curtain call. Out of 10 performers, five were seniors, and this was their very last time to […]

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Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Mark Chamberlain of the BC Space gallery in Laguna Beach leads a photography workshop, Tracking The Wildlife Corridor at the OC Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. It will show the proposed route of the wildlife corridor through the park and its ultimate connection with Laguna wilderness to the southwest […]

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Gay Rights/Political Activist Speaks Out

Gay Rights/Political Activist Speaks Out

“Perspectives with Dr. Ari Grayson” features Fred S. Karger on Saturday, June 14. Karger is an American political consultant, gay rights activist and watchdog, former actor, and former candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US Presidential election. He also worked on nine presidential campaigns and served as a senior consultant to the campaigns […]

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CAP Exhibit Features Paul Darrow Retrospective

CAP Exhibit Features Paul Darrow Retrospective

The Community Art Project features a Paul Darrow retrospective in their latest Banking on Art exhibition at Wells Fargo Bank. The opening reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. The show highlights the variety, ingenuity and constant evolving of Darrow’s work. A multi-talented, award-winning artist, Darrow is known […]

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Laguna Beach Books Hosts Rick Springfield and Other Novelists

Laguna Beach Books Hosts Rick Springfield and Other Novelists

Laguna Beach Books hosts musician, actor and author Rick Springfield for a ticketed event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. next Friday, June 20, when he will perform a couple of songs and sign copies of his debut novel “Magnificent Vibration.” Later the same day, the shop will host best friends Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, […]

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A Post-Script to The Tell

A Post-Script to The Tell

By Kellie Hall, Special to the Independent A charred scrap of The Tell, the 636-foot-long photomural assembled in Laguna Canyon in 1989, looks like an excavated piece of earth, with jagged, discolored edges and flaps of completely faded photos peeling off its surface. This remaining section the installation created by Mark Chamberlain and the late […]

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Indy Calendar June 13-19

Indy Calendar June 13-19

Friday, June 13 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949 494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 6/14 “I love to Rock ‘N’ Roll” Dance Program, 4-6 p.m., Susi Q, 380 Third St. 949 497-2441 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949 494-1956 Cowboy Junkies, 8 […]

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Listen In

Listen In

Arts Promoter Seizes the Mic CeCe Sloan is the featured guest on “Spoken Word/Spoken Song,” Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is co-hosted by John Gardiner and Polina Hryn, and streams live over the internet on KX.OneLaguna.com. Sloan is a tireless promoter of the arts. She has produced Shakespeare shows, […]

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Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps

Games Introduce Kids to Art Puppets, cartooning, and Harry Potter art games are offered in a free introductory class for six-to-nine year-olds Tuesday, June 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Imagine Wisdom Education Camp, meeting at Montessori School, 340 St. Anne’s Dr. The summer art camp offers self-directed and cooperative art games for […]

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Discover a New Medium at Art-A-Fair

Discover a New Medium at Art-A-Fair

New for the 48th season of Art-A-Fair, a rotating slate of five street artists will create 6′ x 8′ chalk masterpieces each Sunday on the grounds at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. Opening on Friday, June 27 and running through Sunday, Aug. 31, Art-A-Fair will showcase 125 juried artists and master craftsmen working in oil, acrylic, […]

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Laguna Scenes Enrich Sister City’s Festival

Laguna Scenes Enrich Sister City’s Festival

  Laguna Beach photographer and long-time Festival of Arts exhibitor Tom Lamb entered 10 aerial photographs of his hometown’s coastline for entry in a festival in France. The Citrus Festival, similar to the Rose Parade but with lemons and oranges, attracts 200,000 visitors in February to Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Art students in Laguna’s Sister City of […]

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Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

The former hosts of Dime Stories, local residents Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, invite writers to an expanded open mic experience where they can read or perform original, three-minute stories, poems or songs Sunday, June 8.The readings will take place at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.The first event will shape the direction of […]

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Local Girl Follows Her Father to Film

Local Girl Follows Her Father to Film

Local Chiara Berman Yuhas, 5, will have her screen debut in a new music video, “Let’s Save the Children,” which premiers at the Dances with Films Festival this Friday, May 30, at TCL Chinese Theaters, in Hollywood. Chiara follows in the footsteps of her deceased father, Robert Yuhas, a film and television director and producer. Her mother, […]

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Benefits

Benefits

Dance Gala Imports Brazilian Vibe Ballroom dancers and live music from Brasil Brazil kick off a Brazilian themed fundraising gala for Laguna Dance Festival’s 10th season Thursday, June 12. Carnival starts at 6:30 p.m. at Seven-Degrees event center, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The $200 per person admission includes buffet dinner, wine and entertainment. Reservations are […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Art-To-Go Exhibit Opens at City Hall Forty original works by Festival of Arts exhibitors open for public viewing at the Laguna Beach City Hall Thursday, June 5, with a 5 p.m. reception. Sales from the Art-To-Go collection contribute toward the festival’s Artists Fund, which assists artists in need. Standouts include a series of rodeo photographs […]