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Candidates Support a New Arts Center

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy A year-round cultural arts venue, nudity in public art and the city’s role in fostering a creative environment were among the issues addressed by seven City Council candidates at a forum held last Saturday, Sept. 20. The candidates all...

Kuhnert Gallery Closes Its Doors

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy  It’s been here since 1983, ensconced in the Hobbit shops center, a one-room gallery filled to bursting with paintings and a smattering of posters. In the midst of all, sits Manfred H. Kuhnert at his easel, surrounded by well-worn palettes, painting a...

Pet Peeves: Birthday Suit

Mark D. Crantz 2100 Ocean Way Laguna Beach, CA  92651 847.570.9411 I have a secret that I can’t live with.  I’m a senior citizen and I do nude male modeling.  I never intended to tell anybody, but you know the cat is out of the bag. I need to get in front of the publicity...

Exposing the Human Form

Posing stark naked for 120 long seconds in front of thousands of strangers can be a tribulation. Since 1936, when Margo Goddard posed as the sculpture “Salome,” the exposed human form has been an integral part of re-creating the great works of art that appear in the Pageant of...

Costumer Takes a Star Turn in ‘Lagunatics’

It’s that time again for No Square Theatre to stage “Lagunatics,” the popular spoof of the year’s issues that have wagged locals’ tongues: skateboarders bombing hills, illegal immigrant dragnets, kelp beds, the metamorphosis of the El Morro mobile home park into a campground, and...