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Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Mark Chamberlain of the BC Space gallery in Laguna Beach leads a photography workshop, Tracking The Wildlife Corridor at the OC Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. It will show the proposed route of the wildlife corridor through the park and its ultimate connection with Laguna wilderness to the southwest […]

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Arts Leaders Fire Up for 2014

Arts Leaders Fire Up for 2014

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Laguna Art Museum’s executive director Malcolm Warner stands poised to begin his third year at its helm, and eagerly anticipates successes and challenges of 2014. He is not alone. While local arts leaders take satisfaction in last year’s high points, they enthusiastically embrace the coming 12 months. Warner hopes […]

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 Club Members Jam with Matt Quilter

Club Members Jam with Matt Quilter

Bassist, surf rocker and local resident Matt Quilter brought vintage guitars and sound equipment to the The Boys and Girls Club earlier this month for a talk about a homegrown musical genre. Laguna Beach Live’s Music and Kids program is sponsored by Festival of Arts Foundation, Charitable Assistance Foundation, Laguna Board of Realtors, Applied Medical […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Bluegrass Is Coming Back Laguna Beach Live! presents Prairie Sky, a contemporary bluegrass and acoustic music band, on Saturday, Sept. 15 for an afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. The concert begins at 4 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 for adults in advance and $18 at […]

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Teacher Jazzed About Award

Teacher Jazzed About Award

Bringing violins, oboes, flutes, even tubas to the jazz ensemble at Laguna Beach High School has more than one person amped. Roger Shew, a part-time music teacher for the past 10 years at the high school as well as Thurston Middle School, recently received a statewide award for innovation in the classroom, the California All-Star […]

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Building Bridges Between Mediums

Building Bridges Between Mediums

Ekphrasis, rooted in Greek, defines an interpretation of one form of art through another. Now, it is also the working title of an innovative commission, a first among a partnership of three Laguna Beach arts organizations that more typically present art rather than originate it. The resulting collaboration announced this week between the Laguna Art […]

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Unwrapping Next Season’s Drama, Music Highlights

Unwrapping Next Season’s Drama, Music Highlights

The next season of six performances at the Laguna Playhouse promises a more expansive range of theater experiences, ranging from a Noel Coward farce to Joan Didion’s memoir about surviving the most challenging of life’s trials. “We’re changing it up,” Executive Director Karen Wood told supporters last week at a Hotel Laguna reception, where she […]

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Picking Up the Tempo

Picking Up the Tempo

Visiting bands, duos and soloists fill stages across Laguna Beach, joining established local performers in what is becoming more of a year ‘round scene. The latest attraction is Jammin’, a smooth jazz series that is a collaboration between Laguna Playhouse and Mozambique restaurant, whose owner Ivan Spiers keeps the music turned up. Hiroshima, a jazz […]

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Getting Out 3/1/13

Getting Out 3/1/13

Grammy Winning Pianist Plays Jazz Laguna Beach Live! is hosting Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe in collaboration with saxophonist Bob Sheppard for Jazz Wednesdays on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door. […]

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Music Organization Receives Grants

Music Organization Receives Grants

Laguna Beach Live! announced receiving national and local support in the way of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Laguna Beach Community Foundation. The NEA prize, the second for Laguna Beach Live, is particularly prestigious since proposals are weighed against organizations from across the country. Other recipients in this funding cycle include […]

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Music Organization Receives Grants

Music Organization Receives Grants

Laguna Beach Live! announced receiving national and local support in the way of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Laguna Beach Community Foundation. The NEA prize, the second for Laguna Beach Live, is particularly prestigious since proposals are weighed against organizations from across the country. Other recipients in this funding cycle include […]

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Wind-Sounds Presented

Wind-Sounds Presented

Laguna Beach Live! begins bringing music to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club with a visit Thursday, Sept. 13, by the Ceora Winds trio  Heather Millette, Christin Webb and Michele Matsumune, who demonstrated their instruments to third graders. Later the trio performed at the museum.

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Live! Adds Board Member

Live! Adds Board Member

Laguna Beach Live! welcomes Glenn Gray as its newest board member. Glenn is chief executive and president of South County Bank and is also a board member of the Laguna Playhouse. “His appreciation of music, obvious financial skills, and community involvement will make him a great addition to our board,” said Cindy Prewitt, president of […]

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A Jazz Pianist With a Sound All His Own

A Jazz Pianist With a Sound All His Own

Laguna Beach Live! presents award-winning Josh Nelson and his trio Aug. 8 in the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden, 425 S. Coast Highway, 6 p.m. Nelson, 32, a semi-finalist in the 2006 Thelonious Monk competition, works as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist. Peter Erskine says he possesses a rare musical attribute: a touch, […]

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Duet of Wine and World Music Debuts

Duet of Wine and World Music Debuts

Blending traditional and contemporary Eastern and European musical cultures, the jazz quartet Senem Diyici’s Mavi Yol 4tet performs Saturday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, a Laguna Beach Live presentation. A special wine-tasting begins at 5:30 p.m. for a separate $5 charge. Appetizers will be provided by GG’s Café Bistro. […]