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The Upside Hits the Downbeat in Museum Concert

The Upside trio of flute, percussion and bass performs at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The classical and jazz cross-over ensemble are graduates of the country’s top conservatories who collaborate on music from Bach to Brubeck. The concert presented by...

Concert Combines Music with Medicine

A concert intended to demonstrate the healing power of music is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Laguna Woods Clubhouse 3 Theatre, 23822 Avenida Sevilla. The “Music Heals Project” is a collaboration between neurosurgeon Christopher Duma, founder of the Foundation for...

Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

New York-based author and former Orange County Register journalist Kira Peikoff will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, to discuss her second novel, “No Time to Die” at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3. The book was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House...

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 3 Hollywood U2, $10 cover, 9:30 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate Hancock and the Declaration, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. ABC, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $30. Salsa...

On the Table

Sapphire Introduces Fall Menu Grilled pork loin chop paired with bacon roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mustard essence is just one new dish coming up for the October- November menu at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chef Azmin Ghahreman has added 15 new items...

Looking at the American Dream

Matthew Thomas will discuss his debut novel “We are Not Ourselves” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts...

Winds Trio Returns to Live! at the Museum

Michelle Matsumune, Heather Millette, and Christin Webb, as members of Ceora Winds, perform in intimate venues with as little coming between themselves and the audience as possible. The flute, clarinet, and bassoon players interact with their audience and include them as they...

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing...

Best Selling Novelist Comes to Laguna

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See visitsSunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. for atalk and book signing at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $35 and include a wine and cheese reception and a copy of her new book, “China Dolls.” Tickets can...

Laguna Beach Books Hosts Rick Springfield and Other Novelists

Laguna Beach Books hosts musician, actor and author Rick Springfield for a ticketed event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. next Friday, June 20, when he will perform a couple of songs and sign copies of his debut novel “Magnificent Vibration.” Later the same day, the shop will...

Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

The former hosts of Dime Stories, local residents Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, invite writers to an expanded open mic experience where they can read or perform original, three-minute stories, poems or songs Sunday, June 8.The readings will take place at Laguna Beach Books,...

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.  

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...

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.  

Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Derek Cressman, a candidate for Secretary of State and author of “The Recall’s Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics,” arrives in Laguna Beach on Friday, April 25. He’s here to sign his work at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Cressman,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014