Concert Revives Works by Holocaust’s Victims



David Lisker
David Lisker

Update: The concert was postponed Friday, Jan. 22, due to bad weather on the east coast, prohibiting travel by the performers.

The music of six Jewish composers, five of whom perished in concentration camps, will be performed Sunday, Jan. 24, in concert at Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center.

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the concert was organized by acclaimed violinist and Laguna Niguel native David Lisker, a Juilliard graduate and former student of legendary violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman.

Lisker and four other New York musicians will perform an array of works by these composers.

Tickets: $10-$20 visits:


Ocean Institute Puts On Annual Jazz Festival

A St. Regis chef shows off the type of fare guests should expect at the jazz fest.
A St. Regis chef shows off the type of fare guests should expect at the jazz fest.

Tickets are still available for the Saturday, Jan. 23, performance of trumpeter Rick Braun and friends Louis Price and Richard Elliot at the Ocean Institute’s 2016 Red Hot Jazz Festival.

The evening offers a cocktail reception and four-course gourmet dinner hosted by chef Rob Wilson, plus silent and live auctions.

Tickets are available at Proceeds from the Jazz Festival benefit the Ocean Institute, Dana Point, and its award winning educational programs.











Friday Flicks at the Forum is Back!

The free film series kicks off with “The Wolfpack” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.

The March 4 film is “Amy,” the story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, and on April 1, “The Salt of the Earth” reflects the work of photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

All screenings are free courtesy of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.


Film Celebrates National Parks Centennial

A new film by local Greg MacGillivray explores national park treasures.

“National Parks Adventure,” the newest IMAX film from local filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman, opens at the California Science Center in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park on Friday, Feb. 12.

Narrated by Academy Award winner and conservationist Robert Redford, the film follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker and his team as they experience stunning and spectacularly wild places including Yellowstone, the Everglades, the Redwoods and Arches National Monument. Purchase tickets at:



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