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April 17, 2009
No Square to encore ABBA revue No Square Theatre will present a cabaret-style encore of their February show, ?ABBAsolutely Fabulous,? at their new venue in Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 25. Conceived, written and directed by long-time local favorite Saif Eddin, the concert will again feature hits of the ?70s super group ABBA. The venue is getting a bit of a face lift with No Square adding theatrical draping, a new surface to the existing stage, paint, lights, sound and various other upgrades.
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By Tom Titus | February 3, 2011
Master pianist Hershey Felder has displayed his keyboard artistry in five separate programs over the past year at the Laguna Playhouse. And he's not finished. Felder first caught playhouse patrons' attention in spring with "George Gershwin Alone," a program featuring one of the greatest American composers. He returned shortly afterward to demonstrate his classical skills as "Monsieur Chopin. " "Beethoven as I Knew Him" was the third installment in Felder's impressive repertoire, followed by "The Great American Songbook," a one-on-100 engagement with the audience.
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By Cindy Frazier | March 24, 2006
Gallimaufry Performing Arts of Laguna Beach is looking forward to scaling new heights in 2006. Formed in 2004, the multi-faceted organization produced 11 events in 2005 ? including "A Chorus Line," "Seussical," two musical reviews ("Duets" and "Best of Broadway"), three Dance Day festivals, a teen theatre company production of "Weird Romance," and the inaugural caDance Festival. The combined attendance to their events rose to more than 13,000 audience members? a 300% increase over the company's first year, Executive Artistic Director Steve Josephson said.
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June 9, 2006
The May Madness Harley-Davidson 50-Mile Ride begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, leaving from the Glendale Harley Davidson dealer at 3717 San Fernando Road, to cover 50 miles before finishing at 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA building at 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale. The entry fee is $30 and children 12 and under are admitted without charge. The event benefits the Glendale YWCA's family violence programs. Glendale Harley Davidson is donating a new Harley "Sportster" motorcycle for an opportunity drawing.
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By TOM TITUS | April 20, 2007
Florence Mills, the Harlem jazz queen of the 1920s, never cut a record and never made a movie. Her legacy might well have faded into obscurity were it not for a retrospective by a Laguna Beach performance company titled, "Harlem Renaissance." This musical tribute by Gallimaufry Performing Arts to the Cotton Club performers in general and the legendary Mills in particular received its "out of town tryout" last weekend in Leisure World. For those who missed it, Gallimaufry will present an encore April 28 on Laguna's Main Beach.
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October 22, 2004
SUZIE HARRISON Between AIDS Services Foundation's "World's Fair -- Lost Vegas," the Moonshine Festival and Lagunatics, my head is still spinning from the fun. The momentum just keeps going with the Laguna Art Museum auction and Laguna Beach Live's jazz workshop and concert ... will the fun ever stop? LAGUNA ART MUSEUM'S ART AUCTION Laguna Art Museum will have it's 22nd annual art auction on Saturday. The event is always a blast and a great way for people to buy art from esteemed artists at reasonable prices.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 7, 2010
Laguna Beach City Manager Ken Frank announced his retirement Tuesday at the City Council meeting. Frank has managed the city since 1980 when he was lured from the city of Berkeley where he served as assistant city manager. His retirement will take effect at the end of November. “By then, I will have concluded 31 years of service as city manager of Laguna Beach,” Frank said in a press release issued Wednesday. “Also, since I will turn 66 this week and since I have been working since age 10, a change of pace seems timely.
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By TOM TITUS | March 30, 2007
They had "A Marvelous Party" late last year at the Laguna Playhouse, but it wasn't until mid-March that they realized just how marvelous it was. That's when the musical tribute to Noel Coward received a tribute of its own from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle ? an award for "distinguished achievement in production" at the 38th annual LADCC awards. It was the first LADCC award for the playhouse, although the theater had been nominated in the past. Director David Ira Goldstein and playhouse executive director Richard Stein accepted the award on behalf of the playhouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | November 20, 2009
Remember the Marvelous Wonderettes? They spent the summer at the Laguna Playhouse a year and a half ago. Well, they’re coming back for an encore. This time around, they’re the “Winter Wonderettes,” returning next weekend in a seasonal sequel in their guise as a hastily formed vocal combo to entertain at their 1958 high school prom. Set just six months after their 1968 10th reunion, the new show focuses on a Christmas party being organized by one of the girls, Betty Jean, who regroups the quartet to entertain at the festivities.
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Barbara Diamond A benefit concert will be held July 7 at [seven-degrees] for Laguna Beach classical guitarist Eric Henderson. The Laguna Beach High School graduate was stricken two months ago in San Diego with Necrotizing Fasciitas, commonly known as Flesh Eating Disease. Henderson's mother, Dolly, a Laguna Beach resident, was advised that he would not survive. Despite the dire prognosis, Henderson is recovering. The doctors avoided amputation of his right arm, performing extensive plastic surgery on his arm and right side, grafting tissue taken from his thigh.
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By Tom Titus | February 3, 2011
Master pianist Hershey Felder has displayed his keyboard artistry in five separate programs over the past year at the Laguna Playhouse. And he's not finished. Felder first caught playhouse patrons' attention in spring with "George Gershwin Alone," a program featuring one of the greatest American composers. He returned shortly afterward to demonstrate his classical skills as "Monsieur Chopin. " "Beethoven as I Knew Him" was the third installment in Felder's impressive repertoire, followed by "The Great American Songbook," a one-on-100 engagement with the audience.
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April 17, 2009
No Square to encore ABBA revue No Square Theatre will present a cabaret-style encore of their February show, ?ABBAsolutely Fabulous,? at their new venue in Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 25. Conceived, written and directed by long-time local favorite Saif Eddin, the concert will again feature hits of the ?70s super group ABBA. The venue is getting a bit of a face lift with No Square adding theatrical draping, a new surface to the existing stage, paint, lights, sound and various other upgrades.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cindy Frazier | March 24, 2006
Gallimaufry Performing Arts of Laguna Beach is looking forward to scaling new heights in 2006. Formed in 2004, the multi-faceted organization produced 11 events in 2005 ? including "A Chorus Line," "Seussical," two musical reviews ("Duets" and "Best of Broadway"), three Dance Day festivals, a teen theatre company production of "Weird Romance," and the inaugural caDance Festival. The combined attendance to their events rose to more than 13,000 audience members? a 300% increase over the company's first year, Executive Artistic Director Steve Josephson said.
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