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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 […]

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Performing Teens Debut a First Recording

Performing Teens Debut a First Recording

Fourteen-year-old twin brothers, Kyle and Benjamin Sharp, intend to spend  Friday night with friends in downtown Laguna Beach. Unlike the typical teen, though, they will hang out with fans at the Hobie Surf Shop, hosting an album release party for their debut EP “Just For You,” at 7 p.m. May 2. The brothers from Austin, […]

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String Quartet to Perform Local Commission

String Quartet to Perform Local Commission

TheArgus Quartet performs a locally commissioned work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Laguna Art Museum. The Los Angeles-based string quartet will be performing, “Lotus Land” a new work by Alan Chan. It was commissioned for Ekphrasis, an original music-and-dance piece inspired by a work of art in the museum’s collection in […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Student Art Show Opens Artwork from over 70 student artists will be on display through June 8 during the exhibition at the Gallery Q at the Susi Q, 380 Third St. Contrast is the latest project sponsored by the Hurley team at Laguna Beach High School. “This year, when ceramics instructor Somer Selway approached us […]

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Exhibit Captures Student’s Love of Nature

Exhibit Captures Student’s Love of Nature

“It was a beautiful day and Nina was supposed to be inside the studio working but instead she crisscrossed the campus on her skateboard. But, she had such an empathy with nature that she must have felt that she simply had to be out there,” recalls instructor Tom Betts, describing former student Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, […]

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Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

By Pamela Diamond | NB Indy She may play “formidable” onstage, but in person Leslie Caron exudes a down-to-earth charm and gracious warmth. Candid and clear on subjects ranging from early ballet dreams and partners to the steely backbone necessary to achieve longevity, the silver screen star remains indelibly limned with a dancer’s inner strength. […]

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Indy Calendar April 25-May 1, 2014

Indy Calendar April 25-May 1, 2014

Friday, April 25 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: Fused glass sushi set w. Maggie Spencer 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/26-27. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Luis Oliart Trio, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 The Ultimate Stones, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San […]

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Attorney, Actor, Author Appears at Book Store

Attorney, Actor, Author Appears at Book Store

Former attorney Matthew Arkin, a critically acclaimed actor and acting teacher with 45 years of theatrical experience, discusses his novel, “In the Country of the Blind” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Laguna Beach Books. The free event takes place at 1200 S. Coast Highway.  

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Yosemite Revealed at Forest And Ocean Gallery Forest & Ocean Gallery unveils resident artist Cheyne Walls’s newest fine art photograph captured in the valley of Yosemite National Park. The public is invited to an artist reception and discussion of “Gates of the Valley” on Saturday, April 26, from 6 – 9 p.m. The photograph commemorates […]

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Scenic California Seen at the Gate

Scenic California Seen at the Gate

The painting is titled “The Hunter” and depicts an egret intent on securing his next meal. Rendered in vivid purples against an orange sky, the bird wades through waters reflecting hues of his surroundings. The image, along with a number of luminous landscapes such “Merced Reflections,” “Woods Cove” and “Laguna Looking North” has been rendered […]