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Joely Fisher Headlines Art Star Awards

Award-winning actress Joely Fisher is the guest speaker of the 11th Annual Art Star Awards, scheduled for Sunday, April 2, at Seven-Degrees. Fisher is best known for her role on the television sitcom “Ellen,” but local audiences saw her recent in a live performance in “Sleeping...

Gallery Revives its Legacy as a ‘Pioneer of Protest’

The new exhibit at BC Space Gallery, “Peter Carr: Pioneer of Protest,” will feature the graphic work of poet, painter and activist Peter Carr (1925-1981). Carr led a productive life of scholarship, activism and creative output. He co-founded Cal State University Long Beach’s...

Simple Palette Comes Alive

“Black and White and Red All Over,” a new exhibition for the Laguna Beach contemporary Expressionist Sandra Jones Campbell, opens at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Highway, Saturday, March 11. The public is invited to join the reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m.  ...

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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Getting Out

Church Concert Features Rockstar Locals

Local musicians Beth and Steve Wood headline the Peaceful Easy Fool’s benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. The performance will help raise funds to support local musicians, says a statement. Joining the former members of...

Locals Debut New Tribute Band

Laguna locals Bob Campion, Casey Simpson, Dan Shapero, Orin Neufeld, Paul Brow and Paul Kaas will make their musical debut as Skelton Crew at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Skeleton Crew began as a Grateful Dead fan “jam session” and has...

‘La La Land’ Artist Performs in Wilson Tribute

  The trumpeter in the “La La Land” film, Bijon Watson, joins five other artists in a tribute performance to Nancy Wilson in the Jazz Wednesdays series March 15 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The Laguna Beach Live! artistic director joins Jeff and John Clayton,...

Write Stuff

Author Examines the McDonald’s Fortune Giveaway

Author and journalist Lisa Napoli will discuss her new book, “Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Hers is an American tale of corporate intrigue and...

Author Introduces Newest Book

Susan Meissner will discuss her new book, “A Bridge Across the Ocean,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The work follows the lives of three women, past and present connected by a 70-year-old tragedy that took place aboard the Queen...

Three Authors Discuss the Writing Life

Three women authors will share their stories of the writing life at the American Association of University Women’s 30th annual Literary Luncheon at the Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 S. Coast Highway, on Saturday, March 18. The speakers will be Karen J. Fowler, Donna Levin, and local...

Author Offers Advice on Sidestepping Faux Pas

Laguna local Rebecca M. Lyles will discuss her latest book “From the Errors of Others,” a non-fiction guide to avoiding mistakes in writing and speaking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.   Lyles, a technical writer,...

Local Author Hosts Book Signing

Local Dennis Lockwood has finished the first of an envisioned trilogy and will sign and discuss his first novel at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Duality” is a suspense thriller about a transgender Vegas showgirl stalked by a serial...

Book Reveals Mysteries a Mile Out

A release party with live music for the book “Blue Laguna,” by Laguna local Rich German, is planned for 2:30- 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant, 331 N. Coast Highway. German has filled 130 pages with images of dolphins and whales he’s encountered offshore...