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Alliance Celebrates 10 Years of Art Stars

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts celebrated the 10th anniversary of the annual Art Star Awards by acknowledging and rewarding the best and brightest on the Laguna Beach art scene with elegant statuettes created by sculptor Louis Longi this past Sunday, April 3. It also...

Artist’s Quest Transforms Himself

Artist Russell Pierce plans to portray them and others in a portfolio project he calls “Change Agents.”

Author Brings Debut Novel to Laguna

The award-winning writer and editor Andrew Roe will sign his new book, “The Miracle Girl,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The work is the author’s first novel about how becoming a believer in anything can become physically sustaining....

Game Art Earns its Own Exhibit

Laguna College of Art and Design will open “The Reunion Tour,” a display of works and workshops by alumni of the game art program, April 7 with a First Thursday Art Walk reception, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave., features work by former students working...

Finale Screens ‘Salt of the Earth’

First Friday Flicks concludes with the showing of “The Salt of the Earth” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, on the Festival of Arts grounds. The film with a running time of 110 minutes focuses on the life and work of photographer Sebastião...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 1 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. Adam Lasher Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Girls Night: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $53 – $66; 949 497-2787....

‘Mormon’ Preaches a Musical Gospel

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy It’s irreverent, controversial and outrageously funny. It’s also been hailed by the New York Times as “the best musical of the century.” The winner of nine Tony Awards including best musical, “The Book of Mormon” is one of the biggest blockbuster...

Drama Department Honors the Cohens

Robert Cohen, founding chairman of UC Irvine’s drama department, and his wife Lorna Cohen, will be honored on April 24 by the department and UCI’s Trevor School of the Arts with a command performance featuring many former students, now stars of stage and screen. The Cohens, who...

Performers Pay Tribute to Two Jazz Legends

An all-star group of musicians has been assembled to re-create the music of Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter for the Jazz Wednesdays series March 30. Laguna Beach Live! hosts the special tribute night. The performance will feature Rickey Woodard on saxophone, John Beasley...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 25 Jackie Pember Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. Salty Suite, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Chris Daniels Project, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Wendt Painting Makes its Way Home to Laguna

A William Wendt painting of Laguna Beach is donated to the Laguna Art Museum by local collectors.

Artists Open Studios, Share Their Process

See over 30 artists working in a variety of media from glass fusion to bronze welding at Artist Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. Participants can use the free shuttle service from the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take...

Friendly Audience Cheers ‘Greeter’ Film

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent As guests arrived on the red carpet for the debut of the independent “Greeter Documentary,” they had the chance to meet the star of the show. Michael Minutoli, Laguna Beach’s current greeter, pedaled his famously photographed...

Former Reality TV Star Returns to her Hometown

Entrepreneur, designer, and star of the former reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” Kristin Cavallari will sign her new book, “Balancing in Heels” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. The author will discuss her approach to...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 18 “Once Upon a Mattress,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20. Also 3/19, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Poul Pederson & Richard Predice, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m.,...