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Museum Opens Trio of Solo Shows

Museum Opens Trio of Solo Shows

Three new shows, “Wayne Thiebaud: American Memories,” “Travels with Millard Sheets: 1950-1986” and “Expose: Dana Harel” open to the public at the Laguna Art Museum on Sunday, Feb. 23. While Sheets counts among the stalwarts of American scene painting, Thiebaud is an icon among Southern California artists whose work reflects the sunny climate and the […]

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Concerts Awash in Star Power

Concerts Awash in Star Power

    Instead, Madsen returned to hike the lesser wonders of Laguna’s coastal canyons. Even so, in absorbing some special comfort while walking Crystal Cove State Park’s environs, her newest composition, “Into the Heart of the Earth: Crystal Cove,” took form. Its premiere was an outdoor performance in the park on Jan. 31. The public […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Feb. 21 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2p.m. Details:  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 2/22. 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. Really Classic, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949-494-3027 The Iron Maidens, 8 […]

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Indy Calendar Feb.14-20, 2014

Indy Calendar Feb.14-20, 2014

Friday, Feb. 14 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: Fold-formed bracelet with Annette Doreng-Stearns, 10 a.m.-noon; water casting w. Erin Proctor, 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949 494-3030. Also 2/15. 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 Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine […]

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Film Society Screens Indie Award Nominee

Film Society Screens Indie Award Nominee

“Short Term 12,” the limited release film considered one of the top indie films of 2013, is screening in Laguna Beach on Thursday, Feb. 20, to celebrate the month of love. The film traces the story of the kids in a foster care facility and their passionate supervisor, Grace played by Brie Larson. The film […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Gwaltney Talks at LOCA Art Club Laguna Outreach for Community Arts invites the public to a discussion with noted local artist Chris Gwaltney on Thursday, Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m. at DM Studio, 1294 S. Coast Highway, suite D, at Cress Street. Gwaltney will present images and discuss his approach in creating abstract and figurative oil […]

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Music Producer Writes Tell-All

Music Producer Writes Tell-All

Laguna Beach Books welcomes Ken Caillat, author of “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 to the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive. Tickets for this event are $40 and include a copy of the book and refreshments. They can be purchased at kencaillat.brownpapertickets.com. […]

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They Keep the Music Playing

They Keep the Music Playing

He played the trombone in high school and still plays a little piano even though lessons didn’t take when he was young. In middle-age, Justus J. Schlichting took up the cello and now advocates and commissions contemporary classical music. His passion for music, ranging from Mozart to pop and jazz crossovers, remained a constant for […]

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Concert Series Spans Genres and Generations

Concert Series Spans Genres and Generations

    Gabriel Kahane lives in Brooklyn, but lately the composer’s native city, Los Angeles, fills his waking thoughts. So much so that Kahane composed “25 Addresses in Los Angeles,” a series of songs based on the diverse architecture, populace and vibe that captured his imagination. Commissioned by the Laguna Beach Music Festival and the […]

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Museum Stages Mock Art Heist

Museum Stages Mock Art Heist

  Titled “The Art of the Heist,” Laguna Art Museum will hold its annual art auction Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., promising a party atmosphere that takes its cues from “The Thomas Crown Affair,” about an art-stealing playboy. Early arrivers have a chance to nab bargains first during a silent auction, while the […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

  Live! at the Museum Presents Helix Collective The Helix Collective performs at Live! at the Museum Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll at home in nightclubs and on the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Banking on Art   Art Project presents “Drawing Backwards,” an exhibit of artists who are dedicated to and have an appreciation for drawing, opening in the Wells Fargo second floor rotunda gallery, 260 Ocean Ave. The public is invited to a reception Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show runs through March […]

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Keep it Wild with the Biologists

Keep it Wild with the Biologists

Join Bob Allen and Fred Roberts, renowned biologists and authors of “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains,” as they discuss and sign their new book at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Feb. 12, 6- 8:30 p.m. Your book purchase supports Laguna Canyon Foundation, the organization that helps save […]

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Indy Calendar Jan. 31-Feb.6, 2014

Indy Calendar Jan. 31-Feb.6, 2014

  Friday, Jan. 31 Sawdust Art Festival: Bezel setting gemstones at 10 a.m.-noon; tidepool bracelet at 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 2/1. 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. Also 2/1. Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 […]

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Director Infuses Youthful Energy in Music Fest

Director Infuses Youthful Energy in Music Fest

  She plays piano and the viola, but majored in English literature at UC Berkeley and medieval literature in Oxford, England. At a South Coast Repertory internship in stage management, she helped produce plays, but in London she juggled budgets for a tutoring firm. Meet Carla Neuss, 27, whose already diverse portfolio fits the job […]