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Laguna Dance Festival Promises to Defy Gravity

Laguna Dance Festival Promises to Defy Gravity

He appears on stage slowly, his movements precise and slightly exaggerated to focus the audience’s attention on his presence. Then the stage blacks out. Somewhere in the corner of one’s vision, the dancer moves with dizzying speed, making perhaps scores of leaps in mere seconds. They register briefly in one’s perception as if the dancer […]

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Back to School Classes at the Playhouse

Back to School Classes at the Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is offering two courses to adults interested in playwriting Sept. 23 through Nov. 4. Page to Stage explores memoirs that have been turned into stage plays. Classes meet Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Short-Form Playwriting helps those who want to exercise their imagination and create their own plays.  The class will […]

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Class Notes 8/16/13

Class Notes 8/16/13

Registration for Recreation Classes Begins Registration for fall recreation activities began this past Monday, Aug. 12 for classes that begin next month. The 30-page brochure, mailed to residents, is also available at the Community & Susi Q Center, Community Pool and Community Services Department, as well as online at www.lagunabeachcity.net. Register for classes online, by […]

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A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent Carissa Scivers, already 21, counts down the days until she can live independently. For her, the excitement of packing up belongings and saying goodbyes to her family will mark the real beginning of adulthood. Her rite of passage is special by several measures. Scivers is among the very […]

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Helped at Home, Student Goes On to Gallery Show

Helped at Home, Student Goes On to Gallery Show

Samantha Crane, a Laguna Beach High School 2009 graduate, continues on the path she began with encouragement and inspiration while enrolled in photo classes with former high school art teacher Peter Tiner. Crane, who continued as a studio arts major, concentrating in photography at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., recently shared her capstone […]

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Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Bringing Music to the Boys and Girls Club This summer music is filling the halls and playgrounds at the Boys and Girls Club. For the first time music classes and concerts are being offered throughout the club’s nine-week summer program. Presented by Laguna Beach Live!, the concerts cover a wide range of styles -from the Flamenco […]

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Dance Festival Leaps Out of the Box

Dance Festival Leaps Out of the Box

The Laguna Dance Festival’s annual fundraising event drew 185 guests on June 20 to celebrate dance and Desmond Richardson, a renowned choreographer, dancer, artist, actor and co-artistic director of New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Local audiences may well be seeing more of Richardson, who danced in the festival’s initial seasons. He announced plans to relocate […]

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Art Auction Nets Hefty Heist for Art Lovers

Art Auction Nets Hefty Heist for Art Lovers

“Here we are. We should be competitors, but really we are great friends,” said Laguna gallerist Carla Tesak at the outset of an annual art auction benefit she has previously hosted alone at her gallery, Salt Fine Art. This year, though, she collaborated with fellow Laguna Beach gallerists Sue Greenwood of Sue Greenwood Fine Art […]

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Setting Sail for Semester at Sea

Setting Sail for Semester at Sea

A group of local college students arrived in Southampton, England, last weekend to  board the MV Explorer for a 66-day semester at sea this summer. Their first port will be Casablanca, Morocco, followed by Turkey, Malta, Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. While at sea, the 550 students from 300 universities attend University of Virginia […]

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Setting Sail for Semester at Sea

Setting Sail for Semester at Sea

A group of local college students arrived in Southampton, England, last weekend to  board the MV Explorer for a 66-day semester at sea this summer. Their first port will be Casablanca, Morocco, followed by Turkey, Malta, Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. While at sea, the 550 students from 300 universities attend University of Virginia […]

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School Salutes the Town’s Art Heritage

School Salutes the Town’s Art Heritage

St. Catherine of Siena Parish School plans a pageant show this Friday, May 17, a tribute to the town’s famous Pageant of the Masters production. The school transforms itself into a gallery of live art, where students pose in full-sized art works. This year’s exhibit includes Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” Leonardo DaVinci’s “Last Supper,” and […]

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Bravo, LBHS Drama Students

Bravo, LBHS Drama Students

Editor, I want to say thank you for an excellent show in the play “Hello Dolly.” The music, dancing, acting, costumes, sets were comparable to a very professional production anywhere. No one would guess these were 14 to 18 year old actors. If there were flaws no one knew it. I wish there would be […]

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Preschool Opens for Offspring of Teen Moms

Preschool Opens for Offspring of Teen Moms

Fristers, a nonprofit that assists teen moms to become self-sufficient, has added a new school-readiness program for children of their clientele. The Kidsters Childcare and School-Readiness Program in Newport Beach is offered simultaneously with the life coach program offered teen moms. Teen mothers rarely can afford preschool, though studies show there are great benefits. Children […]

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Linking Strings to Future HS Orchestra

Linking Strings to Future HS Orchestra

After a half-year of playing a string instrument in third grade, novices are left in the lurch with no bow to turn to until high school. That will change next fall with the addition of a strings section to the elementary and middle schools’ regular music curriculum, a step towards the district’s goal of developing […]

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Art Seen 3/15/13

Art Seen 3/15/13

Exhibit Focuses on Kids’ Images The Boys and Girls Club is holding their sixth annual National Image Makers Photography Exhibit on Wednesday, March 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd. The exhibit will feature works by over 120 members with a display of over 800 photographs of the world […]