In The Arts

August 26, 2010
  • Yve Evans & Company will perform at Hotel Laguna.
Yve Evans & Company will perform at Hotel Laguna. (Hand In, Coastline…)

Yve Evans at Hotel Laguna

Laguna Beach Live! will present vocalist and keyboardist Yve Evans and her band as part of the summer jazz series from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 435 S. Coast Hwy.

"Yve Evans is a captivating artist who turns everything she sings into a vehicle for soulful expression," Bill Kohlhasse stated in the Los Angeles Times. "Equally commanding performing jazz, blues and gospel, Evans is also an accomplished pianist with a bright, ringing keyboard touch."

Cover charge is $10 and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. A limited number of reservations for 8 or more are accepted if prepaid. For information, visit or call (949) 715-9713.


Music to make you smile

The soulful Folk trio, Big Wide Grin, will make a special appearance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach.


Suggested donation is $15 and includes parking and child care.

For more information or to reserve childcare, e-mail or call (949) 494-8061.

The church is at 340 St. Ann's Drive.


'Today' opens at 210 AR4T

Curator Danny Zapalac's will present "Today," a group photography exhibit from Thursday to Sept. 26 at 210 AR4T, 210 N. Coast Hwy.

The show is a collection of prints embracing juxtapositions of individuals, nature, and culture. The work revolves around the current aspirations of each featured artist, including Adam Fedderly, Baldemar Fierro, Corey Arnold, Cheyenne Ellis, Jack Coleman, Jake Stangel, Lindsey Byrnes and Zapalac.

An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Thursday's Artwalk.

For more information, e-mail


Richard Rice at Artist Eye

Plein Air Painter Richard Rice will present his contemporary impressionism from Wednesday to Sept. 30 at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Hwy.

An opening reception for the artist will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday during Art Walk.

The multi-award-winning artist, who began his career in the arts in graphic design before taking up painting, has studied with Ken Auster, John Cosby and John Budicin, among others.

Recent awards include third place in the Mission Capistrano show in 2009; fourth place in the San Clemente show in 2009; and second place and honorable mention in the SOCALPAPA "Paint the Peninsula" show in 2008, a show in which he took the grand prize the previous year.

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