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Rita Rudner Returns to Playhouse

Rita Rudner Returns to Playhouse

A comedy show starring Rita Rudner returns to the Laguna Playhouse, for a two-night engagement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. Purchase tickets of $50 to $60 per seat on line at lagunaplayhouse.com or call 949-497-2787.                         Duo Performs […]

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Indy Calendar May 30-June 5

Indy Calendar May 30-June 5

Friday, May 30 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 9 a.m., 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 5/31. Stephen Stills, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930. Also, 6/2. Luis Oliart Trio, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027 Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, 6 […]

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Award Winning Author Makes Her Case

Award Winning Author Makes Her Case

New York Times best selling novelist Mona Simpson signs her new novel, “Casebook” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m. The author is on the faculty at UCLA and teaches at Bard College.

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Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Richard MacDonald will serve as advisory chair of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s fine art sculpture division, President Jonathan Burke announced. “We are excited that an artist and professional of Richard’s caliber will guide us in refining our curriculum to give students a full and complete mastery of technical skill that challenges and […]

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         Dinners Highlighted by the Pour

Dinners Highlighted by the Pour

Two winemaker dinners, June 6 and 18, are planned at The Loft restaurant at the Montage Resort. The first features Kosta Brown wines paired with a five course dinner for $175 per person. The Allegra Antinori wine dinner on June 18 is $145 per person. Both are at 6 p.m. Reservations: 949 715-6420. Prices do […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Moore Reveals His Secrets to Art Club Laguna Outreach for Community Arts invites the public to a discussion with acclaimed local painter Scott Moore, known for art works that read like glorious vintage postcards. He speaks to the Art Club on Thursday May 29, 4-6 p.m., meeting at DM Studio, 1294 S. Coast Highway, suite […]

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Indy Calendar May 23-29

Indy Calendar May 23-29

Friday, May 23 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. only. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 5/24. The Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Blackberry Jam, 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan […]

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Freshman Novelist Comes to Laguna

Freshman Novelist Comes to Laguna

Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, welcomes Michelle Gable, first time author of the novel “The Paris Apartment” on Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. Free.  

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Free Pass to Museum on Sunday

Free Pass to Museum on Sunday

Laguna Art Museum will be free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 for Art Museum Day. The museum will offer docent-guided tours on the hour, drawing in the galleries, print-making activities inspired by its current Wayne Thiebaud exhibit and sculpture-making activities sparked by artist Dana Harel’s […]

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Fancy Footwork in Playhouse’s ‘Dance Lessons’

Fancy Footwork in Playhouse’s ‘Dance Lessons’

By Haylee Barber | NB Indy Two hours with just two actors could in other instances be monotonous, but legendary actress and dancer Leslie Caron and her exuberant co-star, David Engel, do not disappoint in Laguna Playhouse’s much-anticipated “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.“ “The chemistry between the two of them is unbelievable,” Jeff Brandt, […]

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New Player Emerges in Music Scene

New Player Emerges in Music Scene

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Hidden in plain sight on Second Street, two shaded glass doors, a buzzer and an inconspicuous sign indicate the entry to Laguna Sound Studio. Inside is equally surprising. Wood shingled walls contrast with white leather sofas and black and white geometric floorcoverings, what studio founder and president, Dustin Yrizarry, […]

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Indy Calendar May 2-8, 2014

Indy Calendar May 2-8, 2014

  Friday, May 9 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 5/3-4. LBHS Volleyball Alumni vs Varsity, 6:30 p.m., Dugger Gym. Admission: $10. $5 taco plate and live auction. World Anthem, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 VooDoo Groove, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean […]

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Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate

By Susan Jacob, Special to the Independent Mickey Rooney, born Joseph Yule Jr., was born on Sept. 23, 1920, and died on April 6, 2014. He began his career as a child actor. He performed in over 300 films. Rooney’s personal life was tumultuous. He was married eight times. His first wife was Ava Gardner. […]

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Film Legend Shares Her Story

Film Legend Shares Her Story

Stage and screen star Leslie Caron speaks about her long and illustrious career in an intimate conversation at The Laguna Playhouse on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Caron and longtime friend and producer Vincent Curcio will engage in a question-and-answer conversation similar to “Inside the Actors’ Studio.” Afterwards, patrons will have […]

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Indy Calendar May 2-8, 2014

Indy Calendar May 2-8, 2014

Friday, May 2 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 5/3-4. World Anthem, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com 949-715-7777 Robert John&The Wreck, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Super Diamonds, 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 www.thecoachhouse.com Eroll […]