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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. […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Ritz-Carlton Celebrates the Festival of Arts Palm Springs artist Charley Akers pays tribute to Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts artists with an exhibit that opens May 15 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point. The hotel also makes enjoying the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters a first-class experience with special packages. The Genius […]

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Taking Up a New Tune

Taking Up a New Tune

With its signature annual music festival, free First Sunday concerts at Laguna College of Art and Design, Jazz Wednesdays at Hotel Laguna, and infrequent big band concerts, Laguna Beach Live successfully transformed itself in 10 years into a visual arts presenter with credibility and staying power. Credit goes to co-founders Sam Goldstein, Cindy Prewitt and […]

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Celebrating the American Spirit on 9/11 with art and music

Celebrating the American Spirit on 9/11 with art and music

Laguna Beach Live! marks the Sept. 11 anniversary by celebrating American spirit at Red, White and Bluegrass, a BBQ and concert at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course beginning at 4 p.m. The concert features the Los Angeles-based Brombies, bluegrass recording and performing artists, who will be joined by fiddler Dennis Fetchit. The band plays […]

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Live Music’s Producer Marks 10 Years

Live Music’s Producer Marks 10 Years

Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell leads Laguna Beach Live!’s 10th anniversary celebration and its signature Laguna Beach Music Festival next February with a series of concerts at Laguna Playhouse. Starting in August 2001 with free chamber music concerts at the Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach Live! today now presents a season of […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Yve Evans & Company Plays Hotel Laguna Laguna Beach Live! welcomes back keyboardist and vocalist Yve Evans with her band to their popular Jazz Wednesdays series on July 6 in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.  Evans’ band is comprised of accomplished musicians. Each performance shows a dedication to […]

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Doing Good

Doing Good

Crevier Keeps the Tunes Playing Laura Tarbox, chair of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, presented a $2,000 gift to Lucinda Prewitt, president of Laguna Beach Live! at a recent Jazz Wednesdays concert at Hotel Laguna. The award, from the Don Crevier’s donor advised fund at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, “will help us continue to […]

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Marketer Joins Laguna Beach Live Board

Marketer Joins Laguna Beach Live Board

Joe Becker joined the board of Laguna Beach Live, which presents professional live music up close and accessible in an eclectic mix of styles and venues.  A direct marketing entrepreneur, Becker retired in his late 30s and has since pursued his passions including writing, cooking, travel and music. Becker’s marketing skills, love of music and […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

AlmaNova Appearing in Free Concert   Laguna Beach Live! presents AlmaNova in a free chamber music concert on Sunday, April 3, at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 3 to 4:30 p.m.   AlmaNova is a flute and guitar duo presenting an eclectic program of music from all over the world.  They have traveled […]

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Indy Calendar, Feb. 25-March 3

Indy Calendar, Feb. 25-March 3

Friday, Feb. 25 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes. 10 a.m.: Sarvi Hossini, pendants; Walter Reiss, teapots. 2 p.m.: David Farris, pendants; Sherry Bullard, tiles. Check www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030 for new class additions. Also Saturday. Happy Hour at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Adults only.  $20, $6 for additional glasses of wine. […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Jazz Trio to Perform Laguna Beach Live! presents jazz guitarist Bruce Forman with Alex King on bass and Jake Reed on drums this Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of the new jazz series at Hotel Laguna. Two shows, at 6 and 7:45 p.m., take place in the Catalina Room of Hotel Laguna’s lounge. There is […]

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Enriched by Musical Blessings

Enriched by Musical Blessings

Editor, First Sunday was a super Sunday for chamber music. Thank you, Laguna Beach Live. The quartet from the Colburn School gave a vibrant performance. Still in their 20s, these young people shared their love of music with us, joined for two numbers by double bass player, 21-year-old Robin Kesselman. It is exciting to know […]

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Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Concert Jan. 22 Laguna Beach Live! presents the Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Jorgenson and his quintet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre. Renowned in the pop, country and rock worlds, Jorgenson amazes his audiences with dazzling guitar work as well as his mastery as a clarinet player and vocalist. Playing his own […]