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Category: Arts

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After the Storm

After the Storm

A wave of disappointment enveloped our city due to the necessary cancellation of our 48th Patriot’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 1. Meticulous planning and countless hours of volunteer efforts plus money spent without the satisfaction of successful completion brings a flurry of unintended outcomes of the mostly negative kind. I say mostly for a […]

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IndyCalendar

IndyCalendar

Friday, March 7 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/6. 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. The Universals, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Lowly Spects and Ryan Webster, 8 […]

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Where Activism and Art Converge

Where Activism and Art Converge

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 fallout and sued […]

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Thiebaud Revealed Through the Lens of Friendship

Thiebaud Revealed Through the Lens of Friendship

  Slices of cake, cupcakes dripping with frosting, ice cream cones and gum ball machines rendered in oil paint rather than flour and sugar might momentarily fool the senses and blur distinctions between a sweet shop and the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Wayne Thiebaud: American Memories.” Comprised of nearly 60 paintings selected by the […]

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Authors Share Their Sources of Inspiration

Authors Share Their Sources of Inspiration

A diverse foursome — an actress and an architect, a Canadian and an Israeli –  share in common both penning best sellers and the spotlight at the American Association of University Women’s annual literary lunch on Saturday, March 8. The 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. event at the Surf & Sand Resort includes a silent […]

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Tasting and Toasting the Town

Tasting and Toasting the Town

Celebrate Good Taste, billed by promoters Visit Laguna Beach as a three-day culinary adventure, takes place March 7-9, with prix fixe menus, dinners with food and beverage pairings, and seating at chef’s tables in many Laguna Beach hotels and restaurants. March 7: The Rooftop Lounge at hotel La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Highway, […]

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Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

The Katie Thiroux Quartet performs on Wednesday, March 5, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be ordered at www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 949-715-9713.           Festival Pushes Music’s Boundaries Cal State Fullerton’s annual New Music Festival […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Outsider Explores OC’s Culture “Greetings From the OC,” an exhibition of work by artist David Blake, opens to the public at Laguna Beach’s AR4T gallery, 1175 S. Coast Highway, on Thursday, March 6, during Art Walk. Blake unabashedly dives headfirst into the stigma of Southern California culture. He uses silkscreen-printing techniques, painting acrylic and encaustic […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna   Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to […]

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Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Friday, Feb. 28 Mill Workshop w. Jamie Bichler, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/1. Nick I & ADD, 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. The Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Sharon Corr, 8 […]

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Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Selected for his excellent leadership and impressive work in fine art, Laguna College of Art and Design senior Christopher Ybarra, 21, was the first exchange student selected and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Ybarra spent 10 days in San Jose del Cabo, where he met the mayor, learned of the active art […]

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Riding the Problem Express

Riding the Problem Express

  Imagine that every problem you encounter comes to you as a special delivery package from the Problem Express Railroad. This train is filled to the brim with all manner of problems, from the inconsequential to the complex. When you are a recipient of problem cargo, there are specific unpacking and handling instructions that are […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to make […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

‘Jazzed’ for Campbell Exhibition The opening night reception for ”Get Jazzed,” a new exhibition of original paintings by Laguna Beach artist Sandra Jones Campbell, takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery. The show 540 S. Coast Highway will feature 20 new paintings in acrylic on canvas, paper, and board.   […]

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Concert Targets Broadway Bombs

Concert Targets Broadway Bombs

No Square Theatre’s next concert performance, “Broadway Bombs Away,” showcases theater professional Saif Eddin along with clever narration by Rufino Cabang. The 7:30 p.m. production takes place Thursday and Friday, Feb.  27 and 28, in the 99-seat performance space of Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Its transformation continues with the addition of more theatrical lighting, […]