Commission cuts the park music schedule At Monday's...

April 15, 2005

Commission cuts the park music schedule

At Monday's Arts Commission meeting, the commission voted to

reduce the number of concerts at Bluebird Park by one in the spirit

of comprise, shortening this summer season to seven at that location,

with the last to be at Riddle Field as planned.

The commission acted on the recommendation of the City Council.

The Arts Commission will continue to work on identifying possible


venues and do a site analysis, including potential effects on

neighbors. Because it is late in the season, a change of venue from

Bluebird Park would be difficult to do this summer, officials said.

Music festival set through Sunday

Laguna Beach Live!, in collaboration with the Philharmonic Society

of Orange County and Laguna Chamber Music Society, is having its

third annual Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival through April 17.

Pianist Christopher O'Riley is the 2005 Distinguished Mentor


The festival will offer education, performances and events, with

concerts at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the

Artists' Theatre. Free educational events include a master class by

O'Riley at 1 p.m. today at Laguna Beach Artists' Theatre.

Joining Christopher O'Riley this year are cellist Abraham Feder,

violinist Bella Hristova and Yao Guang Zhia on clarinet.

Tickets for the concerts are $30 and $25, plus $15 for students.

They are on sale at Laguna Playhouse at 606 Laguna Canyon Road or by

phone at (949) 497-2787. For information go to http://www.lagunabeach or call the Philharmonic Society at (949) 553-2422.

Laguna Outreach art workshop today

Laguna Outreach Community Arts "Art Escapes" is a "Linocut

Printmaking" series to be taught today and April 22 by Enrique

Marshall from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Learn how line, negative and positive

spaces, are essential in creating an image. The artist will bring in

examples of her work, illustrating her technique. In the interest of

safety, "safetykut" will be used rather than linoleum to create a

printing block.

The class is suitable for all artistic levels. The cost is $30,

including materials; class size is limited. The workshop is at the

Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. For reservations, call (949)

363-4700 or go to

Playhouse gets new marketing director

Former Laguna Beach resident and Orange County Performing Arts

Center executive Greg Patterson has been appointed as the Laguna

Playhouse's director of marketing. He'll begin in early June.

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