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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...

Cartoonist Draws a Crowd to Local Gallery

Cartoonist Ron Campbell, involved with The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” recording, “The Flintstones” television show and countless other famous animations, will be at the Forest & Ocean Gallery, 8480 Ocean Ave., Dec. 5-7. Campbell will create cartoons at the gallery and engage...

Galleries Allow Students to Experience Realism

A dozen fine arts majors from the Laguna College of Art and Design will exhibit their artworks in select Laguna Beach art galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, as part of a college mentoring program. The annual collaboration with First Thursdays Art Walk...

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Expect a Cabaret Style Jazz Singer

Chicago jazz singer Spider Saloff brings her many talents to Laguna for the first time Feb. 15 in Laguna Beach Live!’s Jazz Wednesdays series at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The venue offers a full bar and a buffet dinner for purchase. Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m. and the...

Skyloft Hosts Super Bowl Party

Doors will open at Slyloft for Superbowl Sunday at 9 a.m. Feb. 5 and breakfast will be served until game time at 3 p.m. Twenty-five TVs will be showing the Patriots vs. Falcons game at 422 S. Coast Highway. Reserve a table for four with a $100 deposit by calling 949-715-1550, or...

‘Stolen Moments’ Reveals the Roots of American-born Music

“Stolen Moments, the First 100 Years of Jazz” introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history with a discussion and demonstration by the Metta Quintet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The event relocated to the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr., to accommodate popular interest....

Write Stuff

Author Invites Kids’ Feedback on ‘Baluka’

Local entrepreneur Marian Keegan, owner of Laguna’s Art of Fitness & Spa, has released a children’s book entitled “Baluka & Friends” ($17.95, hardcover, ages 3 to 8), which is the story of a whimsical yet awkward character who spends all of his days and nights trying to...

Handbook Offers Parents’ Hard-Won Wisdom

Resident Anna Krajec continues to wrest meaning from her family’s courageous journey battling their young son’s inoperable brain tumor. Along the way, the Krajecs encountered an extraordinary outpouring of community support before Christofer’s death in 2008, short of his 4th...

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing

University of Arizona professor and author Gloria McMillan will present her mystery novel “The Blue Maroon Murder,” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. McMillan will answer questions and discuss the writing of her book.

Ancient Tree Seeds a Newly Minted Author

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent   Gilbert G. Thibault, a 36-year Laguna Beach resident, recently published his first nonfiction work, “I Am the World’s Oldest-Known Living Tree,” a children’s book about California-native bristlecone pines. Becoming a...

Peace Dividend Yields Cold-Warrior Novel

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Stephen Ricker (also known as Len, the wine guy), is hosting a book launch and signing of his 450-page novel, “The Kaserne,” Sunday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m. at Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway Ricker worked in Europe for 14 years as a...

The Write Stuff

Local Author Sets Romance Novel in Her Hometown Dana Point author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Monarch Beach,” visits Laguna Beach Books on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. The debut novel is about a woman’s journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage...