Getting Out 7/19/13


Dynamic Pair Plans to Kick off Jazz Festival

Jazz musician Gregg Karukas and friends.
Jazz musician Gregg Karukas and friends.

To kick off their popular jazz series, the Festival of Arts has acclaimed jazz musicians Gregg Karukas and Michael Paulo performing on the festival stage on Saturday, July 20 from 1 until 3 p.m.

The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For information call 949-494-1145 or visit


Guest Music Soloists Perform at Festival

The Laguna Concert Band’s Swing Set ensemble performs at the Festival of Arts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.

The band will feature soloist Matt Fronke, lead trumpeter for Celine Dion, and vocalists Ginger And Randy Hatfield.



Radio’s Friendship Show Features Hawaii Performer

Laguna Beach residents will soon find a bit of Hawaii washing onto to their seaside shores when solo recording artist Henry Kapono makes an appearance on FM radio station KX 93.5 on Saturday, July 20.

Kapono, part of the contemporary pop and folk rock duo known as Cecilio & Kapono, stops by the “Friendship Show” to engage in an hour of music and conversation before performing a concert later that night at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.


Cooking Fit for a Goddess

Williams Sonoma Chef Joffrey Lopez will demonstrate step-by-step one of his favorite recipes, Basil Green Goddess Dressing on mixed greens with grilled chicken, at the Festival of Arts on Sunday, July 21 from 1-2 p.m.

Afterwards, the audience will be able to sample his creation and take home a copy of his recipe. The event takes place in the Festival Art Center and is free with Festival admission.


No Square Theatre Stages Offbeat Mystery

No Square Theater presents “Lucky Stiff,” written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in Legion Hall, Aug. 2-11, Friday through Sunday, at 7:30 p.m.

The plot twists include an English shoe salesman forced to take the body of his recently murdered American uncle on a Monte Carlo vacation to convince people he is still alive so that he can inherit $6 million. If he fails, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or to the gun-toting wife of a New Jersey casino owner.

The cast includes Scott Ruiz, Marc Marger, Yvonne Browning, Rich Wordes, Hannah Glass and Kimberly Clark. Newcomers are Berkeley Clements, Kristen Matson, Robyn Gleason and Gary Greene.

The production is directed by Joe Lauderdale with Aidan Daguro creating the choreography. Roxanna Ward handles the vocal direction and Michael Repper is musical director. Costumes are by Tim Hawkins and Susan Richardson and set and graphic design is by Carolyn Bent.

Reserved $25 seats are available at or $30 at the door, 384 Legion St.

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