Jamestown Revival Plays Orange County

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Jamestown Revival plays the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach last year.
Jamestown Revival plays the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach last year.

Rock band Jamestown Revival will play their Orange County debut at the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana on Sunday, May 20.

The performance at 802 E Washington Ave. is a fundraiser for Laguna Beach resident Summer Tarango. The proceeds will help pay for her ongoing breast cancer treatment.

Summer Tarango
Summer Tarango







Though the band is based in Austin, Tex., two Jamestown band members also have Laguna ties. Drummer Ed Benrock is Tarango’s partner and keyboardist Dan Reckard grew up in town.

Included in the $125 ticket price is food and drink from Nirvana Grille restaurant and Blinking Owl Distillery. The event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Visit www.youcaring.com/summertarango-1171518to purchase or donate to Tarango’s treatment.




Felder Explores a Musical Genius

Hersey Felder as Beethoven

Pianist and actor Hersey Felder returns to the Laguna Playhouse stage to take audiences on a journey through time and the genius of musical composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

The show based on Felder’s book, Beethoven’s music and direction by Joel Zwick opens for a two-week engagement Wednesday, May 16.

Felder brings the composer to life through the eyes of a Viennese doctor who as a boy spent Beethoven’s last years by the maestro’s side.

Performances are through Sunday, May 27, at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Dr.









Bluegrass Provides the Backbeat

Robert Istad
Robert Istad

“The Grass is Blue: America’s Legacy of Bluegrass and Spirituals,” finds a home at Mozambique Tuesday, May 22, when Laguna Beach Live! presents Pacific Chorale’s artistic director, Robert Istad.

The talk and music begin at 6:30 p.m. Demonstrating the musical highlights of Istad’s talk will be mezzo-soprano Denean Dyson, Jeff Askew on guitar and banjo, and Chris Booke on bass.

Reservations are $10 and can be made at lagunabeachlive.org or 800-595-4849. Mozambique is located at 1740 S. Coast Hwy.




Celebrate Mom at Monarch Beach

A view from the resort’s nearby club at Monarch Beach.
A view from the resort’s nearby club at Monarch Beach.

The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offers a Mother’s Day fashion show with styles from shops at South Coast Plaza and afternoon tea.

A pop-up boutique, interactive experiences, champagne and a gift bag are also part of the $89 experience from 2:30- 4:30. RSVP at 949-234-3423.

New spa treatments are offered at the resort’s Miraval Spa on Sunday, May 13, where a full day includes a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure, al fresco lunch and champagne and a blowout for $630.


Doheny Blues Fest Shifts North

:Musician Chris Cain is set to perform at the Doheny fest
Musician Chris Cain is set to perform at the Doheny fest


Headliners at this year’s Doheny Blues Festival are George Thorogood and The Destroyers and Jimmie Vaughan.

Despite its namesake and original venue at a state beach, the 21stannual event takes place for the first time at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20.


Laguna Beach residents can take advantage of the venue and arrive by trolley, which stops at the nearby Ritz Carlton.

The festival features three stages, food and beverage offerings and a vendor promenade. Weekend passes are on sale now at www.dohenybluesfestival.com. Prices range from $140 to $475.



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