It seems that just a few years ago, my daughter Sara was a senior at the high school and was riding in the convertible marked Junior Citizens of the Year in the Patriot’s Day parade. That was back in 1998. She is currently in New Zealand, her adopted country since graduating from college, and […]
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Local singer/songwriter Alec Bridges releases a solo studio album “In a Stream” Sunday, Oct. 21. Inspired by Bridges’ introspective yoga and meditation, the album has come nearly three years in the making. Catalytic to his solo sound, the rhythm section in Bridges’ band moved to New York, leaving Bridges to “more acoustic songs.” All of […]
“Ruthless,” the latest No Square Theatre production staged by Bree Burgess Rosen and directed by Joe Lauderdale, has even more twists and turns than the hills of Laguna Beach. Lauderdale describes the musical penned by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird as “Gypsy” meets “The Bad Seed” or “All About Eve” and a […]
“Ruthless,” the latest No Square Theatre production staged by Bree Burgess Rosen and directed by Joe Lauderdale, has even more twists and turns than the hills of Laguna Beach. Lauderdale describes the musical penned by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird as “Gypsy” meets “The Bad Seed” or “All About Eve” and a bit […]
By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Something about New York’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest enticed Newport Beach resident Colin Mulligan, who watched the annual rite on television last week. Joey Chestnut of Valencia, Calif., dominated the New York competition, eating a stomach-crushing 68 hot dogs, 16 more than his nearest competitor. […]
Local high school senior and comedic actor Elan Kramer won the best actor award Sunday at the annual MACY awards, which recognizes stand-out performances among high school theater productions. Elan’s friends among the Park Avenue Players also picked up an armful of awards, recognized individually for their performances in “Into the Woods” and “The Sound […]
Norman Fruman Norman Fruman, an educator and scholar best known for his biography of the English poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge, died on April 19, at his home in Laguna Beach, of cancer. He was 88. Born in the Bronx, New York, on Dec. 2, 1923, Fruman was the son of Russian immigrants. […]
“There’s a New Girl in Town, and its name is George,” went the announcement for a new gallery that opened this month on North Laguna’s gallery row. George may be a puzzling moniker for a gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary women artists, but newly minted gallerist Lisa Aslanian has named it in honor of George […]
Signs of Halloween are cropping up all over Laguna. I live in the Oak and Brook Street area of town, which becomes “Halloween Central” when the decorations are all in place.
I have to admit that for the past few years, I’ve only participated half-heartedly. I could blame it on the economy or too many surprises of the not-so-thrilling kind, but frankly, I just wasn’t willing to put out the effort.
Young Printmaker Captures NY’s Grandeur Irvine’s alternative arts space 680 Roosevelt presents cityscapes of 23-year-old Laguna Beach printmaker Lindsay Buchman in her first solo exhibit “Metropolitan Impressions,” which opened last week. Buchman’s weathered, grimy-feeling prints of soaring skyscrapers and mammoth bridges pit the vitality of man’s creativity against the traditions and toils of an urban […]
Jarrett Jensen, a Laguna Beach firefighter, was invited to compete in men’s indoor volleyball at the 2011 World Police and Fire Olympics in New York, Aug. 26-Sept. 5. With 18,000 competitors from over 70 countries, he will be on a team with other firefighters from Southern California while representing Laguna Beach Fire Department on […]
McCollum Exhibits Work of a Scene Painter Gallery McCollum exhibits the collection of Italian artist Dante Liberi, the first exhibition of his work since his death seven years ago. Prior to making Laguna Beach his home in 1990, Liberi and his family divided their time between New York and Italy where he exhibited his work […]