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By Barbara Diamond | June 24, 2010
Development approved above the Irvine Bowl Festival of Arts officials are exploring legal options to counteract a City Council decision they feel will adversely impact the Pageant of the Masters. The council voted at the June 15 meeting to deny appeals of two projects on lots above the Festival of Arts, which were based on festival officials' concerns about noise and light spilling through tile screen into the Irvine Bowl from the decks of the proposed houses. Instead the council offered a compromise, which the festival officials considered to be a sell-out.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cindy Frazier | September 5, 2008
Another night of ?Opera Under the Stars? is in store for Laguna Beach. For the second year in a row, Opera Pacific is bringing its singing stars to the Irvine Bowl. The show, titled ?Puccini Passion,? will pay special tribute to the 150th anniversary of the opera composer?s birth, and feature selections from his most romantic and popular operas such as the ?Donde lieta usci? from ?La Bohéme? and ?E lucevan le stelle? from ?Tosca.? The program will also include works from opera?
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By Candice Baker | September 7, 2007
Opera Pacific will make a homecoming visit Sept. 15 to the Irvine Bowl, 45 years after its birth in Laguna Beach. The Opera Under the Stars performance will commemorate the 75th anniversary of its partner in the production, the Festival of Arts, by using its “Young at Heart” theme. The concert will present various songs involving love and lovers from opera and the Great American Songbook. Selections will include works by Bizet, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and Sondheim.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | March 5, 2009
A different kind of pageant was staged Wednesday at the Irvine Bowl. Instead of hosting meticulously costumed volunteers posing amid classic works of art, the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters venue became the setting for a mock investigation of weapons of mass destruction. The scenario included camouflage-clad National Guardsmen and Civil Support Team members stationed at Los Alamitos, Orange County hazardous materials units, and Laguna Beach firefighters and police. They were gathered for a training exercise in preparation for a full-scale certification drill next week in Santa Barbara, said Keith Haviland of the Ninth Civil Support Team unit.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
Outgoing Festival of Arts President Wayne Baglin asked at the annual membership meeting on Wednesday for support of two projects: city acquisition of property behind the festival grounds and approval of a new façade. "We could use your help," Baglin said. He urged festival members to attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday to support the acquisition of the 32,000 square feet of buildable R-1 lots behind the grounds, which is scheduled to be on the agenda. The acquisition would prevent development at least until the city found itself in a financial bind, Baglin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2005
For people who've always dreamed of appearing in tableaux vivant, Pageant of the Masters offers the opportunity of a lifetime. The Pageant of the Masters is looking for men, women and children to volunteer for next summer's show. People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the presentation of tableaux vivant (living pictures) staged nightly during the summer at the Irvine Bowl. Prospective volunteers will be measured and photographed and meet the pageant staff.
NEWS
June 5, 2009
A small-scale Pageant of the Masters was performed at St. Catherine of Siena School recently. For the sixth year, students donned costumes and makeup to become part of some famous works of art. Claude Monet’s “Le Dejeuner” and Winslow Homer’s “Snap the Whip” were portrayed in tableaux vivant style. The Pageant ended in the same way as the “real” Pageant of the Masters — which will soon take the stage at the Irvine Bowl — with a rendition of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007
The Pageant of the Masters is looking for people who can stand still all summer — for free. The 75-year-old Pageant is looking for men, women and children to volunteer as cast members in its next show, "Young at Heart." People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the tableaux vivants (living pictures) staged nightly during the summer, from July 7 through Aug. 31 at the Irvine Bowl on Laguna Canyon Road. No theater experience is necessary.
NEWS
June 13, 2008
The Laguna Beach High School graduation will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Irvine Bowl on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Other senior events include: ?Today: Candle Rose at 6:30 p.m. in the Artists? Theatre. The seniors will say goodbye by performing something meaningful. Attendance is free. ?Sunday: Baccalaureate, 4 to 5 p.m. at The Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion Street. The GradNite 2008 Committee and the Interfaith Counsel invite family and friends to attend this memorable evening.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 29, 2011
If the early bird gets the worm, Councilwoman Verna Rollinger must be licking her chops. Rollinger officially kicked off her reelection campaign Sunday with a fundraiser attended by about 100 supporters. "I am often asked why I do what I do," Rollinger said. "Just saying I like it isn't enough. I always think we can do better. "We [Laguna] do better than anyone else, but we can always improve. "But do I like what I do? I love what I do, and I love all of you for making it possible.
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By James Pribram | July 7, 2011
On a warm summer's night under a star-lit sky, I'm not sure that there is anything more amazing than being at the Irvine Bowl and watching the Pageant of the Masters. I have gone for the last five years, and with each passing year I grow more amazed by it and what a true art form it is. I knew it was going to be a good night when, as I sat next to my mom, we saw the opening scene was from "Peter Pan" — a pet name she used to have for me. When you take into consideration just how many moving parts are involved in making the Pageant what it is, it's truly unbelievable.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
Hundreds came out to the Irvine Bowl on June 23 to congratulate Laguna Beach High School's Class of 2011. LBHS senior Wyatt Fair gave the Senior Address, and science teacher Jennifer Merritt gave the graduate address. Principal Don Austin handed out his last set of diplomas. Monday was his last day with the district. Bianca Sganga was valedictorian with the highest GPA. William Robinson was salutatorian, with the second highest GPA. The Class of 2011: Cameron Agnew Christian Albarran Cody Alter Devin Altieri Eduardo Amezcua Ryan Bakkum Asena Baran Bradley Barnes John Barrett Mitchell Begley Alexander Bekken Steven Bell Christopher Benson Lia Berger Jenan Berri Demi Berryman Emily Berryman Stephanie Berryman Christopher Bills Chelsea Breckenridge Louis Brown Hannah Bunting Alek Burk Dominic Cancellieri Maximillian Cano Vincent Cano Lauren Capobianco Taylor Capobianco Kassandra Carey William Carey CJ Carney Gabriel Carr Trevor Caserio Colin Ceithaml Jedediah Christensen Jack Clark Karly Combs Andrew Congleton Brandon Conrad Jade Copenhaver Kendall Cornell Madelyn Corso Jameson Crawley Daniella Crivello Morgan Curry Soraya Davia Brooke Davis Kelsey Day Lida DeGroote Spencer Dodson Berklee Donavan ...
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Thurston principal moves up to LBHS The principal of Thurston Middle school will take the helm at Laguna Beach High School. Thurston's Joanne Culverhouse will replace outgoing LBHS Principal Don Austin, according to the school district. Austin announced June 16 that he is taking a position in Huntington Beach. Prior to Thurston, Culverhouse served as principal at El Morro Elementary School. She has 30 years of educational experience as a teacher, coach and administrator.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2011
YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Enjoy a free arts-related film at during First Friday's Flicks at the Forum. The documentary "The Radiant Child – Jean-Michel Basquiat will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. A discussion follows. SATURDAY: Meet local artists in their studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during First Saturdays Artist Open Studios, a self-guided free tour of 24 of Laguna's top artists. For a list of participating artists, visit http://www.
NEWS
By Gene Felder | November 25, 2010
Regarding the article "Festival's façade redesign in the works," [Nov. 19, Coastline Pilot] I hope new signage will include "Irvine Bowl Park. " The Festival of Arts grounds uses the city of Laguna Beach's Irvine Bowl Park, and the park should be properly identified. While most people do not realize that it actually is a public park, ironically, the Irvine Bowl Park is the largest municipal park in the city of Laguna Beach. If you stop by on most any day, you will likely find the area where exhibitors stalls used during the summer are deserted and unused.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
Outgoing Festival of Arts President Wayne Baglin asked at the annual membership meeting on Wednesday for support of two projects: city acquisition of property behind the festival grounds and approval of a new façade. "We could use your help," Baglin said. He urged festival members to attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday to support the acquisition of the 32,000 square feet of buildable R-1 lots behind the grounds, which is scheduled to be on the agenda. The acquisition would prevent development at least until the city found itself in a financial bind, Baglin said.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of Aug. 17. Fireworks funds, Sierra Club Michael Gosselin of the Laguna Board of Realtors presented the city with a check for $12,500 to go toward the July 4, 2011, fireworks show. The money was left over from the funds raised by the Realtors for this year's show, which the council had eliminated from the annual budget. Ganka Brown presented a summary of a report from the Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | July 1, 2010
Laguna Beach High celebrated 260 of its graduating seniors last Thursday at the 2010 evening commencement ceremony at the Irvine Bowl. Robert Chew, a star member of the water polo and swim teams, was named valedictorian. He completed high school with a 4.7 grade-point average. The student speaker was Associated Student Body President Victoria Ellis, who shared with classmates, family and friends her touching story of accomplishment and success, even through personal hardship.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 24, 2010
Development approved above the Irvine Bowl Festival of Arts officials are exploring legal options to counteract a City Council decision they feel will adversely impact the Pageant of the Masters. The council voted at the June 15 meeting to deny appeals of two projects on lots above the Festival of Arts, which were based on festival officials' concerns about noise and light spilling through tile screen into the Irvine Bowl from the decks of the proposed houses. Instead the council offered a compromise, which the festival officials considered to be a sell-out.
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