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Category: Arts

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On the Dial

On the Dial

Friendship Shelter executive director Dawn Price and City Council candidate Rob Zur Schmiede are guests on “The Importance of Being … A Live Interview Show with Ernest Hackmon,” webcast and broadcast this Saturday, March 22, beginning at 1 p.m. The show streams live over the internet at KX@OneLaguna and FM radio station KX 93.5. Hackmon’s podcasts with LBHS […]

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Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Friday, March 21 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/22. Nick I&ADD, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 p.m., Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. Third Rail Blue, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Ledzepagain, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 […]

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Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local tennis […]

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Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy   A seated man holds a hyena, an animal not exactly known for its docility, as if he were holding a lamb. Both man and beast appear at peace, having reached a common point of introspection. And, while the animal’s face has an articulated vaguely human look, the man’s […]

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Literary Ridicule Yields Comic Theater in ‘Books’

Literary Ridicule Yields Comic Theater in ‘Books’

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Transforming a book into a play is nothing new. But take 83 of the most famous books ever written and mold them into one 98-minute play called “All the Great Books (abridged),” and you’ve got a unique evening of theater that runs through March 30 at The Laguna Playhouse. […]

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Tales Inspire Ties Across Cultures

Tales Inspire Ties Across Cultures

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy “Education is the key to equality for women,” said Karen Dennis, chair of the American Association of University Women’s 27th annual literary lunch held last Saturday. No one disagreed. Year after year the local AAUW showcases women authors to support their mission to empower women and girls through education. […]

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Social Advocacy on Film

Social Advocacy on Film

Prison-Reform Movie to Screen The film “It’s More Expensive to do Nothing” will be screened for free at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Ave., on March 15 at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. “Our goal is to share accurate information about the conditions in our criminal justice system to the public. After looking at alternative […]

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Cunliffe on the Keys

Cunliffe on the Keys

Grammy award winning jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe collaborates with saxophonist Bob Sheppard & Friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Cunliffe is best known for winning the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award, while Sheppard’s sax can be heard on “American Idol.” Tickets are $15 in advance […]

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The Thing About Twitter

The Thing About Twitter

I found a writers’ community at Twitter. Writers of all types. Editors. Publishers. Book reviewers. E-zines. Lit-zines. Indy book promoters. Strangers all, until the first reply, the retweet, the favorite. Suddenly, friendly acquaintances. Bonded by mutual interest. What I like best about a Twitter feed is the focus. We tweet about reading and writing. We […]

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Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Friday, March 14 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: Jewelry, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also 3/15.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030 Artist Live Work Project reception, 6-9 p.m. Coast Inn, Coast Highway and Mountain Street. Common Ground, 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, Sat. […]

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Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

  A seated man holds a hyena, an animal not exactly known for its docility, as if he were holding a lamb. Both man and beast appear at peace, having reached a common point of introspection. And, while the animal’s face has an articulated vaguely human look, the man’s face is more roughly rendered, save […]

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Where Activism and Art Converge

Where Activism and Art Converge

By Daniella Walsh A black and white photograph focuses on a mother reading to her son. The caption under the image by photojournalist and author James Lerager identifies the woman as Debbie Baker, one of the countless “downwinders” affected by the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear explosion. She blamed her son’s Down syndrome on radio-active […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Campbell Presents at LOCA Art Club Laguna Outreach for Community Arts invites the public to join a discussion with painter Sandra Jones Campbell on Thursday March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway. Campbell will present 35 oils, of portraits and figures, in a style comparable to the […]

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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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 Local Author Adds a Title

Local Author Adds a Title

“When I Grow Up I Want to Be… a Firefighter!” is the latest addition to the series of books created by local author Kim Ressler. The series seeks to inspire by introducing young readers to people who serve their community through their vocations. The new title is now available at amazon.com. and other retailers.