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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...

Horn Quartet Brightens Museum

  The LA Horn Quartet performs in the Live! at the Museum 7 p.m. concert series Thursday, Jan. 8. Formed in early 2010, the quartet consists of friends Dylan Hart, Allen Fogle, Laura Brenes, and Annie Bosler drawn together by a mutual interest in expanding a horn quartet as...

Ring In the New Year with Rita

  The Laguna Playhouse welcomes comedienne Rita Rudner with her new show “Rita Rudner: Out with the Old, In with the Rita,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.             Rudner delivers hilarious and witty observations on everyday...

Reggae Show Benefits Local Musician

Reggae artists and bands Stone Jones, We Da People and Kitaka as well as several special guests will perform Sunday, Dec. 14, in a 7-11 p.m. benefit concert at Ocean Avenue Brewery, helping raise funds for a local musician. The Laguna Foundation for the Arts, restarted last month...