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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...

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Sept. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama, 9 p.m., $40 in advance, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Kalama Bros., 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jazz singer Erika Davies, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. “Menopause: The...

Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

The Laguna Art Museum presents its third California Art Award to Light and Space artist Peter Alexander on Saturday, Sept. 27, at a reception. Art scholar Ruth Westphal received the first award two years ago, with painter Wayne Thiebaud following last year. The award had been...

Museum’s Festival Marries Art With Nature

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Performance art, exhibitions on renowned environmental artist Lita Albuquerque and marble carvings of Elizabeth Turk, an already sold-out secret culinary soiree and lecture on naturalist John Muir highlight Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature...

Posted On 18 Sep 2014

Concert’s Grace Notes Aim for Inner Peace

The Healing Touch Ministry of the Neighborhood Congregational Church invites the public to a complimentary 7 p.m. performance of music, dance and meditation by the One Heart, One World music ensemble Saturday, Sept. 27. The concert’s movement and instrumentation is intended to...
Posted On 18 Sep 2014

On the Table

Fall Menu Reflects Seasonal Ingredients Diners at Driftwood Kitchen can look forward to the season’s freshest ingredients on a menu with butternut squash, alba truffles, collard greens, water chestnuts, and borlotti beans says Chef Rainer Schwarz, a partner in the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...