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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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