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Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

The Triada Guitar Trio from Varna, Bulgaria, is next up in the Live! at the Museum series, presented by Laguna Beach Live! on Thursday, April 10, from 7-8 p.m. Make reservations on line at lagunaartmuseum.org or at 949-494-8971 x 203. The concert in the Steele Gallery is free to museum members and to those with […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 4 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and  2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/5-6. Nick I&ADD, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Rod&The Pistons, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Rome, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 Rocky’s Revival, 6 p.m. The […]

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Hitch a Ride on Radio Caravan

Hitch a Ride on Radio Caravan

By Cathy Lee Taylor, Special to the Independent It’s a typical Saturday morning in Laguna Beach, where both mansions and cottages line the bluffs above the sandy coves. Driving through the main street of this resort destination, one passes hotels on cliffs, distinctive shops, indulgent restaurants and numerous art galleries. Amid the quaintness stands a […]

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Appreciating Cuba’s Art in Many Mediums

Appreciating Cuba’s Art in Many Mediums

By Ed Kaufman, Special to the Independent “Fine art!’ “Salt Fine Art!” The cry resounded throughout the streets of Havana, Cuba, the week of March 10 as our faithful guide Vivianna struggled to tear an intrepid group of art lovers away from one exciting artist after another to help us complete a rigorous itinerary of […]

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 St.Clair to Preside Over Art Star Awards

St.Clair to Preside Over Art Star Awards

Pacific Symphony’s music director and local resident Carl St.Clair will deliver the keynote speech at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 6, at Seven Degrees. The event, the town’s tribute to film Oscars, awards organizations, businesses and individuals who have contributed and shaped the arts and culture in Laguna Beach. In addition, […]

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Laguna Beach Live! Presents Sara Gazarek

Laguna Beach Live! Presents Sara Gazarek

  Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek will be joined by Josh Nelson, piano, Larry Koonse, guitar, Hamilton Price, bass, and, Zach Harmon, drums as the winter series of Jazz Wednesdays continues at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Tickets to the April 2 performance are $15in advance, $20 at the door. Order at lagunabeachlive.org or at 800-595-4849. A […]

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Mystic Arts Hosts Local Author

Mystic Arts Hosts Local Author

Local author and founder of the Green Valentine’s Festival, Satyanna Chris Luken,  invites the public to a book-signing party for her latest work, “I-WE Imagine Wisdom Education,” at the Mystic Arts, 670 S. Coast Highway, on April 2 from 12-2 p.m. and 6 -8 p.m. The book-signing party includes free educational activities and introduces the […]

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Indy Calendar March 28-April 3, 2014

Indy Calendar March 28-April 3, 2014

  Thirty bands in two days at Blue Water Green Earth Music Festival, Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Saturday and Sunday. Free trolley service from parking lots at ACT V and Big Bend, 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, www.bluewaterfestival.org The line-up: Saturday, March 29. Barefoot Kindred, 11-11:35 a.m. Rocky’s Revival, 11 a.m.-12:30 […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Living With Corrections Stocks are closing the quarter down around 2% for March and breakeven for the year so far. After strong performance in 2013 following a good year in 2012, some loss of momentum is normal. The market’s uptrend has been under increasing pressure for weeks and it appears to be entering a correction. […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

Where Newport Got It Right If you have not yet seen the new Newport Beach Civic Center, go.  It is a delight.  More, it is a statement: this is the new Newport Beach, a place where giant international companies like Pimco call home. It is sophisticated and modern. The center contains more than the new […]

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Creating a Seascene in Watercolor

Creating a Seascene in Watercolor

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering family-friendly watercolor workshops for beginning artists at 10 a.m. on Sundays at Treasure Island Beach, March 23, April 6 and May 18. Participants will enjoy a tide pool tour and instructor of a LOCA artist on easy watercolor techniques. The cost for adults is $35, and $20 for […]

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Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

Music Fest Drums Up Support for Causes

The grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival will come to life for a weekend of live music March 29 and 30, a rare treat in a venue primarily dedicated to winter and summer visual art fairs where music is served up as a side dish. The Blue Water Festival is the brainchild of local tennis […]

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Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

  Chef Andrew Gruel is launching a recipe contest tied to next month’s opening of his latest Slapfish restaurant at 211 Broadway St. Gruel is giving guests the opportunity to contribute to his menu by submitting recipes that meet Slapfish’s standards of sustainability and emphasize seasonal, local ingredients. Gruel will select three finalists and the […]

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On the Dial

On the Dial

Friendship Shelter executive director Dawn Price and City Council candidate Rob Zur Schmiede are guests on “The Importance of Being … A Live Interview Show with Ernest Hackmon,” webcast and broadcast this Saturday, March 22, beginning at 1 p.m. The show streams live over the internet at KX@OneLaguna and FM radio station KX 93.5. Hackmon’s podcasts with LBHS […]