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Playhouse Extends Run of ‘The Graduate’

Actress Melanie Griffith is cast as Mrs. Robinson in the upcoming production of “The Graduate” at Laguna Playhouse, which opens Sunday, March 4. The show, adapted by Terry Johnson, is based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and is...

New Mural Adds Color to the Canyon

The president of the Laguna College of Art and Design and faculty member Timothy Robert Smith this week took the wraps off “Upside Downtown,” a new mural installed at LCAD East Campus, 2265 Laguna Canyon Road. The project was initiated by Smith, who asked LCAD President Jonathan...

LOCA Art Club Features Chain Drawing

  LOCA Arts Education invites art lovers to its monthly Art Club on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the LCAD Gallery downtown on Ocean Avenue. Painters Betty Haight, Kathy Jones, and Stephanie Cunningham will speak on collaboration. Attendees will be invited to watch or...

Art Profiles

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

One Show Only for Greg Lyons Trio

Laguna local and percussionist Greg Lyons performs with David Pope and Matt Smiley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Dinner by The White House is served al fresco 50 minutes before the show for $10. The jazz trio plays original music, contemporary,...

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MacGillivray Turns to Star Power in New Film

Actor Morgan Freeman will narrate “America’s Musical Journey,” the newest 3D documentary for IMAX and giant screen theatres from MacGillivray Freeman Films. The film created by the Laguna Beach-based filmmaker celebrates the cultural diversity of America as seen through music and...

Jazz Vocalist Shows Her Style

Jazz vocalist Maureen O’Sullivan performs jazz and blues at three local gigs in February, beginning with a pre-Super Bowl brunch gig on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sullivan leads a trio that includes musicians Ron Kobayashi, Ben Wevers and Jack Prather at at...

Woodard Quintet Lights Up

Rickey Woodard Quintet will perform a variety of jazz, including straight ahead, Latin, blues, and ballads, with a melodic sound and tight rhythm section in the Jazz Wednesdays series by Laguna Beach Live! on Jan. 31. Woodard also performs and records with The Clayton-Hamilton...

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Streetbeat

Sunday, Feb. 4 Traffic stop. 200 block of St. Ann’s Dr. David Mark Crossno, 22, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for allegedly possessing a narcotic pipe, a violation of his parole.   Saturday, Feb. 3 Occupied vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:29 a.m. A Wildomar man, 40, was cited...

Women Provide a Common Thread in Book Talks

Los Angeles author Carina Chocano will discuss her new book, “You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chocano, a pop culture critic, merges memoir...

Book on Laughter Yoga Goes Beyond Smirks

Jeffrey Briar, founder of Laguna Laughter Club, and the Laughter Yoga Institute has written a guidebook entitled “The Laughter Yoga Book.” It covers the history and theory of Laughter Yoga and related forms of therapeutic hilarity and includes dozens of photographs and clear...

Local Chronicles an Environmental Visionary

Local resident Tom Osborne announced the publication of his latest work, “Coastal Sage,” which chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the long-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. As a result of the four-year endeavor, Osborne,...

Holiday Fiction Writers Go Live

The Third Street Writers will share their holiday stories in Park Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, the first of a month-long series of readings on Saturdays in the temporarily closed downtown street organized by Laguna Beach Independent columnist Billy Fried. The...

First-Time Novelist Turns to England as her Muse

  Regal Crest Enterprises recently published a first novel by local Laguna Beach author, Lynnette Beers. In “Just Beyond the Shining River,” Beers tells the story of Gemma Oldfield and her discovery of hundreds of letters from a mysterious person to her grandmother, dating...