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Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure

  By Donna Furey | LB Indy When Katie Lang was 17 she learned that her dad spent his boyhood in Meiningen, Germany. Luckily for her father, Fred Lang, relatives in the U.S. paid for his fare to leave his homeland in 1934 as Jews then were forbidden from taking money out of...

Trumpeter Lives to Play Live

Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson will be performing in the Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series Wednesday, March 4, at Seven-Degrees from 6-8 p.m. Johnson studied under jazz greats at the New England Conservatory of Music, has recorded with a wide variety of musicians and bands, was the...

Gallery Showcases Cubism Show

Join oil painter Joëlle Blouin for a discussion of her latest collection during Art Walk, Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. The self-taught French-Canadian oil painter mixes her colors directly onto her canvases with palette knives. Her...

Playhouse Fishin’ for Tom Sawyer Cast

Auditions will be held for the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at the Boys and Girls Club. Make an audition appointment by calling Wally Ziegler at 949 497-2787 x 294.  Callbacks, by invitation, will be held...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 27 Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Higgs, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Richie Furay, 8 p.m., The...

Home Again for Local Actress

When Erika Whalen Schindele presented the Art Star lifetime achievement award to her former high school teacher and mentor, Mark Dressler, last April, the honor had personal significance. “I credit him with inspiring me to become a professional actress,” she said. “I felt proud...

Portraits Capture Last Century’s Inhabitants

A boy sits in a chair wearing a white shirt, brown pants with suspenders askew, and a bewildered expression. Named Sylvester, he’s African American, about 10 years old and clearly not accustomed to sitting still for a portrait. On his first visit to California from New York,...

Pop Music Plans for Classical Guitarist

For the first time in years, classical guitarist and Laguna Beach native Eric Henderson will be playing an electric guitar with a quartet, including a former drummer for world-renowned musician Sting. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in Bridge Hall at...

Get On Down to Brunch

Tickets are on sale for the Gospel Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. presented by Laguna Beach Live! featuring Patrice Morris, a soloist who is also a member of the legendary group, The Fifth Dimension. Brunch will consist of hot and cold...

Painter Discusses His Work

Artist Michael Ward will discuss his work, themes and methods involved in the works currently displayed in the Community Art Project gallery at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. The talk and gallery, on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Bank, is open to the public.   City...

On the Dial

Talk Offers First-Hand Insights on Pakistan Pakistan’s consul general to Los Angeles, Hamid Khan, is a guest on the Sunday, Feb. 22 broadcast of Laguna RoundTable on radio station KX 93.5. Co-hosts Jim Kennedy and Ari Grayson hope to hear first-hand about Pakistan and its...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Indy on Art

  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Rocker Returns to Rock Laguna

“….We’re gonna rock this town/Rock it inside out/ We’re gonna rock this town/ Make ’em scream and shout…” So goes the refrain of the Stray Cats classic “We’re Gonna Rock This Town.” And former Stray Cat Lee Rocker, accompanied by the Laguna Concert...

New Bossa Improvises Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz vocalist and guitarist Teka and NewBossa Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the winter jazz series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A native of São Paulo, Téka fuses the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the improvisation of jazz, a...

Kid Stuff

Drama, Terror and Even Humor Emerge on Stage The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre series presents “Number The Stars,” based on the little known history of Danish resistance under Nazi occupation as told by a 10-year-old girl who finds the courage to save her best friend’s...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015