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Emerging Artists Chosen for Exhibit

Rawsalt gallery presents “Back to School,” a juried exhibition of former students of Ryman Arts, a Los Angeles nonprofit that offers art instruction to youth. The work of seven artists will be exhibited at 346 N. Coast Highway through Jan. 31; the work of one artists will be...

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Eric Dries Group Performs Original Tunes

Laguna Beach resident and pianist Eric Dries, together with sax player Steven Ragsdale, trombonist Joey Sellers, bassist Chris Hon and drummer Jessica Ragsdale, explore traditional jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary classical music in concert Wednesday, July 19. The...

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A Personal Memoir Reflects South Africa’s Chaos

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Niki Smart is living, thriving proof that transformation is possible and that a horrendous childhood can be overcome. Molested by her grandfather at 9, drinking by 12, having sex at 13, all the while living with a bizarre, scandalous,...