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Plein Air Painters Honor Their Own

Jim McVicker’s painting “Morning at Main Beach” won the $10,000 top prize for best in show at the 18th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. The outdoor paint competition concluded with a fine art show and gala Friday, Oct. 14 at Tivoli Too. While McVicker is...

Contest Nurtures Next-Generation Artists

To take artistic inspiration to a new level, 48 school children went outdoors to paint on location, following the Laguna Beach art colony’s plein air tradition. This week, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association builds on that legacy, inviting 35 plein air artists to town for a...

View Sea Lions, Make Art

Adults, families, and beginners are invited to Art and Sea Lions workshops beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, organized by LOCA Arts Education at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, in Laguna Beach. Participants will enjoy a docent-led viewing of live...

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Sample World Music at the Museum

The Andrew Kzirian Trio blends traditional styles with the rich Armenian oud tradition in a 7 p.m. performance Thursday, March 9, at the Laguna Art Museum. Oud-playing Kzirian, along with duduk player Jivan Gasparyan Jr. and cellist Artyom Manukyan are prolific performance and...

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...

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Local Couple Illustrate Sea Book   Laguna Beach residents Ret and Karen Talbot have been named co-author and illustrator in a book project about a coral reef fish indigenous to a remote Indonesian archipelago.   A fulltime freelance writer and photographer who...

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Fiction in Laguna’s Streets   The action of “Under the Green Dome,” a new novel by Irvine’s M.P. Gareri, takes place in the streets of Laguna Beach.   According to the author, the book released on March 1 is humorous overall with political satire based on crazy politics...

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Authors Visiting Local Store   Laguna Beach Books will welcome Allene Symons, author of “Selling Your Book in Traditional (and New) Markets – From Bookstore Shelves to Selling Via the Internet,” on March 18 a 4 p.m. to the store at 1200 S. Coast Highway.   There is no...

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Laguna Beach Books welcomes David R. Stoecklein, author of “Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea” to the store Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway. He’ll be joined at the book signing and presentation Michael O’Connell, executive director...

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Latitude 33 Slashes Prices For a limited time only, Latitude 33 Bookshop is offering a 33 percent discount on all new books in stock. Stop by for first pick of the most lovingly selected inventory before the shop at 311 Ocean Avenue closes next month. Visit...

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 Trek Through Local Hiking Guide Find out about the best hikes near the Orange County coast and throughout the county while enjoying a day at the beach during Saturday’s, July 2 event at Crystal Cove State Park sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance. Laguna Beach resident Karin...