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Ed Asner Brings FDR to Life

Actor Ed Asner will perform in a one-man show of the drama, “FDR,” will open for a brief run Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Playhouse. The play based upon Dore Schary’s Broadway hit “Sunrise at Campobello.” “FDR” explores the life of one of America’s...

Star Returns Home in Broadway’s ‘Pippin’ Tour

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy At age 5, Sabrina Harper scampered across the Laguna Playhouse stage as the first mouse in a Ballet Pacifica production of the Nutcracker. Now, at 36, she is touring with the Tony Award-winning touring Broadway production of “Pippin.” Harper stars as...

Posted On 16 Oct 2014

A Look Beyond Gene Kelly’s Dancing Feet

By Kenny Jones, Special to the Independent Gene Kelly was the dancer’s dancer. He was proud, stylish and full of vitality so when I met up with his wife Patricia this week, it came as no surprise to find that she was made of the same stuff. Patricia Kelly was Gene’s wife at the...

A Fan Still Dancing in Her Seat

Editor, I am still jumping for joy or at least I wish I could jump as high as the dancers of Bodytraffic. The performance my husband and I joyfully witnessed last Friday night by Bodytraffic at the Laguna Playhouse was amazing. The evening started at 6:30 with the co-Artistic...

Indy on Arts

Calendar Friday, Sept. 12 Singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 The Tubes, 8...

Council Fails to Rein in Restaurant’s Growth

Editor, First – thank you Randy Lewis for bringing attention to another Mozambique planned expansion (“Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique,” Letters, April 22). I could not be more frustrated with our city council members for the burden they have placed on our neighborhood by...

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials...

Council Approves Festival Facelift

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy If all goes according to plan, the Festival of Arts will open their 2015 season with a brand new look, thanks to the City Council’s unanimous approval Tuesday of permits for proposed renovations to the public park. Constructed of plywood and...

Pet Peeves

Hey Buddy Hey buddy, whaddaya say? I think there’s something wrong with my hearing. My ears are on the fritz. Don’t roll your eyes at me readers. This is the place to tell you. It’s Pet Peeves. I complain here. Old people are expected to talk about their ailments. We have nothing...

William Powell

Retired real estate broker William “Bill” Powell passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014, in his hometown of Shreveport, La. Powell was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Shreveport and lived there until he attended Loyola University in New Orleans. After college, Powell proudly served in the...

Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Returns to the Spotlight

The Buddy Holly songbook — from “Peggy Sue,” “That Will Be the Day,” and “Well All Right” – is imprinted in the memory banks of baby boomers even if they don’t consider themselves fans. Serious Holly aficionados include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Elton John, who...

Fancy Footwork in Playhouse’s ‘Dance Lessons’

By Haylee Barber | NB Indy Two hours with just two actors could in other instances be monotonous, but legendary actress and dancer Leslie Caron and her exuberant co-star, David Engel, do not disappoint in Laguna Playhouse’s much-anticipated “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.“ “The...

Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

By Pamela Diamond | NB Indy She may play “formidable” onstage, but in person Leslie Caron exudes a down-to-earth charm and gracious warmth. Candid and clear on subjects ranging from early ballet dreams and partners to the steely backbone necessary to achieve longevity, the silver...