All-Stars Close Out Summer Series

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Jazz accompanies a sunset view in Aliso Canyon.
Nature serves up a brilliant setting in Aliso Canyon for jazz finale.


Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars close out the outdoor jazz series Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Ranch, which is expected to sell out.

Led by artistic director Bijon Watson, the trumpeter fills out the ensemble with recording artists such as Courtney Fortune.

The 6 p.m. concert takes place on the patio overlooking Aliso Canyon, 31106 S. Coast Highway.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door, which includes valet parking. Dinner can be purchased separately; $26.50 or at the door for $30.

Tickets: or phone 800-595-4849.

Concert Helps Keeps Radio on the Air

The KX 93.5 benefit headliner The Colourist, from left, Maya Tuttle, Kollin Johannsen, Adam Castilla and Justin Wagner perform at the House of Blues.
The KX 93.5 benefit headliner The Colourist, from left, Maya Tuttle, Kollin Johannsen, Adam Castilla and Justin Wagner perform at the House of Blues.

Local FM radio station KX 93.5 holds its third annual benefit concert Saturday, Sept. 26, at House of Blues in Anaheim featuring local indie/alternative bands celebrated on the airwaves in Orange County.

The lineup features the Colourist, which earned kudos at the OC Music Awards, and Open Air Stereo, led by former resident Chase Johnson, as well as FMLYBND, Freedom Fry, and The Diamond Light.

“We’re thrilled that these recognizable Southern Californian acts have agreed to perform at KXFest in support of our grassroots radio station,” said Tyler Russell, station co-founder and program director. “We hope our supporters will make the pilgrimage to Anaheim for a dynamic night of upbeat music.”

Tickets are $25 for members, $30 general admission and $75-$90 for VIPs, which includes party bus transit from Laguna Beach. Info:







Free Concert at The Pacific Edge  

Chelsea Lankes
Chelsea Lankes


Pacific Edge Hotel welcomes Ft. Worth electro pop singer Chelsea Lankes for the free Good Measure concert Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The Noise Pop and Boing Boing concert takes place at the hotel, 647 S. Coast Highway, and is sponsored by its owner, Joie de Vivre Hotels.

RSVP for the 6 p.m. concert at Eventbrite.




‘Lagunatics’ Tickets On Sale

The opening night party for the “Lagunatics” annual roast starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, held for the first time at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St.

The script is written by founder Bree Burgess Rosen, Chris Quilter, Michael V. O’Malley, and newcomer Rebecca Lyles. Comedy targets include the Festival of Arts’ new façade, the drought, Art in Public Places, short-term rentals, and coyotes. Because the venue is so small, the familiar large cast has been significantly reduced.

The show will also have a different narrator each night. The lineup includes City Council members Kelly Boyd and Rob Zur Schmiede, Police Chief Laura Farinella, LBHS drama teacher Alexis Karol, Ken Jillson of “Splash” fame, Arts Commissioner Pat Kollenda and others.

Tickets, $80 can be purchased at

The 7:30 p.m. show continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 24, with a 5 p.m. gala Sunday, Oct. 25, and 6:30 curtain.

Tickets are $35-$120 and available at Info: 949 715-0333.


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