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It’s Palette Time

The Arts Commission selected palettes created by artists Leigh Bell, Marcel Mead, Austin Hart, and Al Esquerra as part this year’s palette competition. The commission is accepting designs to the annual children’s holiday palette competition, which must be submitted by 5 p.m....

CAP Presents Two-Woman Retrospective

    “Isabelle Cordemans & Sandra Samaha – Feminist Voices,” a retrospective juried by Malcolm Warner, executive director of Laguna Art Museum, runs through Feb. 17 at the CAP Gallery in the Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. A reception for the artists...

A Double Bill: View Sea Lions, Paint a Watercolor

LOCA Arts Education offers an art and sea lions workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.-10:30a.m. at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. Families, groups, and beginners are invited. The morning includes a docent-led viewing of live sea lions, a presentation...

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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,...

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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...

M.F.K. Fisher: Finding Food and Love in Laguna

Long before Julia Child and Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, or the countless other food writers of the last 50 years, M. F. K. Fisher blazed the path and published 30 essay collections, memoirs or translations of French epicureans. Generally acknowledged as the...
Posted On 06 Jun 2012

The Write Stuff

Author’s Tale Examines Racism and Adoption By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Corie Skolnick starts her novel “Orfan” by foisting heart-breaking bad luck onto an innocent.  In the opening chapters, the character J.D., a mixed raced kid born to a Catholic...

The Write Stuff

Book Club Signs Up for ‘The Hunger Games’ A discussion group about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The book club is usually the third Wednesday of every month. For more info:...

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Disciple Writes on Laughter’s Leaders    Jeffrey Briar, director of Laguna’s Laughter Yoga Institute, has published “Laughter Revolutionaries:  Making the World Safe for Hilarity.”  The book features interviews with Drs. Patch Adams, Madan Kataria and Gita Suraj-Narayan, as well...

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Suspense Author Promises to Keep You on Edge   Timothy Korzep, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, will keep readers on edge in his new novel of suspense, “The Prophet’s Alibi.”   In the book, humanity watches as chaos surrounds the modern world, markets crumble, and...