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Gallery Q animal art show to support Blue Bell Foundation for Cats

Gallery Q’s latest show, Animals Wild & Not So Wild, will open with a reception from 5 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Community and Susi Q Senior Center. The exhibition runs until July 27. At the reception, the public is invited to enjoy snacks, fabulous art by aspiring...

Laguna Beach composer’s work brought to life by CSUF Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus

Pamela Madsen, a Laguna Beach resident and music composition professor will debut her latest work at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd. in Fullerton. Oratorio for the Earth received project awards from National Endowment for the Arts Project Award (2020-2022), New Music USA...

Laguna Live! to showcase bluegrass, barbecue

Bluegrass and BBQ with Americana group The Barefoot Movement will kick off from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 12 at Laguna College Art + Design. Gnarly Q will serve barbecue and Bianchi Winery is expected to pour award-winning Paso Robles wines. Tickets cost $100 VIP and included reserved...

Community concert band to showcase western-themed concert

The Laguna Community Concert Band opens its 22nd season at The Artists Theatre at 2 p.m. on May 15 at 2 p.m. with a concert of cowboy classics. “Back in the Saddle Again,” covers songs from film and television theme songs like “The Lone Ranger,” “Rawhide,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” and...

Laguna Beach Arts Alliance to host gala, Marrie Stone tapped as guest speaker

The Laguna Beach Arts Alliance announced writer and podcaster Marrie Stone will be the honored guest speaker at the 14th Annual Art Star Awards to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at . Stone will share stories about her experiences as an arts columnist, as well as writing her own fiction...

Laguna Playhouse opens “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”

Laguna Playhouse will showcase “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”, one of the longest-running Off-Broadway productions, starting Sunday. The book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts, musical direction by Ricky Pope, and the show is directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. “The song ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’...

Laguna Live! returns with Jazz Wednesdays

Acclaimed jazz and blues songstress Mel Collins and renowned saxophonist Rickey Woodard will play from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 6 at seven degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Doors at 5 p.m. for beverages and pre-paid appetizers. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets and more details visit lagunalive.org...

Laguna Music Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary with three concerts

By Christopher Trela | LB Indy The Laguna Playhouse is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but there’s another milestone being celebrated April 1-3 at Laguna Playhouse: the 20th Anniversary of the Laguna Music Festival, presented by The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Laguna Beach Live!. The Laguna Playhouse has hosted the...

Laguna Beach gallery to host art auction supporting Ukraine humanitarian relief

Forest & Ocean Gallery will host an art auction for Ukraine on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to support the International Red Cross operations providing humanitarian relief to Ukrainian refugees. Gallery owner Ludo Leideritz was born in the Netherlands, which is among the European countries accepting Ukrainians...

Community Art Project, LCAD partner on new public mural

Community Art Project (CAP) is working with artist Timothy Robert Smith on a colorful mural at 328 Glenneyre St., at the corner of Mermaid Street. The installation of “Ripple Effect” started Monday and is expected to be completed by March 14. A dedication date is yet to be announced. To avoid...