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Playhouse Promises Powerful Season

The Laguna Playhouse kicks off the 2015-16 season July 8 with “Footloose,” a musical tale about a big-city boy who finds himself living in a small town where dancing is forbidden. Also on tap, Rita Rudner, “Louis and Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” staring Anthony Crivello; the...

Filmmaker Achieves A Goal

Cinematographer and journalist Jason Blalock, a Laguna Beach High School graduate, will realize an ambition on Monday, April 27. His documentary, “Sawdust and Sand: The Art of Douglas Miller,” will be shown during the Newport Beach Film Festival’s “Made In California” shorts. The...

Moon Police Play Farewell Concert

The Moon Police, featuring local artists Doug Miller and Sasha Evans, perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. For Evans, the piano-playing lead vocalist and a founding member of the band, the concert will be her last with the...

Kids Meet a Musical Genius

The Pacific Symphony concludes their season with “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The symphony performs excerpts of favorite Beethoven works and a musical carnival takes place at 9...

Film Festival Unspools in April

Tickets are on sale for the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival kicking off on Thursday, April 23. This year, the festival introduces its inaugural Made in California shorts program, a curated collection of films less than 40 minutes in length that celebrate California, its...

Jazz Wednesdays Wrapping Up

Freelance recording artist Frank Potenza and sax player Rickey Woodard team up for a night of jazz with artists Llew Mathews on keys, Richard Simon on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums when Laguna Beach Live! presents Jazz Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Seven-Degrees,...

Free Concert in Nature’s Sanctuary

On World Water Day, join Laguna Beach composer Pamela Madsen for a free concert in Crystal Cove State Park at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Guests will enjoy performances by local Girl Scouts, Cal State Fullerton music students and other special guests in the amphitheater of Moro...

Getting Out

Try a Calorie-Free Easter Treat “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” begins performances on Monday and Tuesdays only for the next three weeks at Laguna Playhouse. The 7:30 p.m. performances will run March 9-24. “The Odd Couple,” continues its run the remainder...

The Moon Police Return to Their Roots

The sounds of violinist Doug Miller, multi-instrumentalist Brent Samson and Shane Anderson on bass are returning at 7 p.m. on March 14, to Laguna’s Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr. The Moon Police, an acoustic folk jazz ensemble play a blend of classic and bluesy music with...

Trumpeter Lives to Play Live

Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson will be performing in the Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series Wednesday, March 4, at Seven-Degrees from 6-8 p.m. Johnson studied under jazz greats at the New England Conservatory of Music, has recorded with a wide variety of musicians and bands, was the...

Get On Down to Brunch

Tickets are on sale for the Gospel Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. presented by Laguna Beach Live! featuring Patrice Morris, a soloist who is also a member of the legendary group, The Fifth Dimension. Brunch will consist of hot and cold...

New Bossa Improvises Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz vocalist and guitarist Teka and NewBossa Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the winter jazz series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A native of São Paulo, Téka fuses the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the improvisation of jazz, a...

Jazz Wednesdays Lands Jet Set Quintet

Laguna Beach Live! presents the Jet Set Quintet performing from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A full bar and buffet dinner are available for purchase. Cover charge is $15-$20. Purchase tickets online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call...

Wednesdays Warm Up for Jazz

The popular Laguna Beach Live jazz series kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. with the hot sounds of The Latin Jazz Syndicate at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The Latin Jazz Syndicate features trumpeter Bijon Watson and pays homage to America’s indigenous music while...

Ocean Institute Hosts Jazz Festival

Some of the area’s top executive chefs will serve as culinary team that will create a three-course dinner for the Ocean Institute’s Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24.             Leading the culinary team is Frederic Castan of St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. Other chefs include...