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Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Artist, photographer, gallerist, socio-political activist, college professor and mentor are among the varied roles Laguna Beach resident Mark Chamberlain has filled over a span of four decades. And they inform why he’s this year’s recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy...

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle...

Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Linda Purl, currently staring  in the television series “Reckless” and having played  supporting roles in “Homeland,” “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” brings talent to Laguna Playhouse’s second show of the season, “The Year of Magical...

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free....

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are...

Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

The Laguna Beach Piano Studio will hold their 32nd annual concert hosted by Director Dr. Jung Sook French at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Laguna Hills Community Center and library, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. An array of music will be presented. A dinner of...

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy....

Art Seen

The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a...

Catch Ferguson Live!

Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends will be performing in the Live! at the Museum concert series at the Laguna Art Museum from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ferguson is the music director at the Cate School in Santa Barbara. Live! at the Museum is free to museum members and to...

On the Table

Hockey Player’s Tavern Also Scores Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach received two of 26 awards at the third annual Golden Foodie Awards, held in Newport Beach. About 300 people attended the awards to honor the best local independent and chef-driven restaurants. Teemu Selanne,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...