March 2, 2007
Gypsies will once again roam the streets of Laguna Beach as the third annual Djangofest kicks off tonight at the Festival of Arts. The festival will host a gypsy jazz performance tonight at 8 p.m. as well as shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. It will feature local musicians as well as gypsy jazz musicians from abroad. Tonight's show is $34 and will feature Hot Club Pacific, Andreas Öberg and John Jorgenson. Tomorrow's matinee is $36 and will feature the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, and duo Angelo Debarre and Ludovic Beier.
September 28, 2005
When Jimmy Spencer strolls onto the stage at Mr. B's restaurant in Burbank impeccably dressed in a gray tailored suit, satin tie, handkerchief and silver cufflinks, he looks like a member of the Rat Pack. But once the room fills with the sound of his rich, velvety baritone voice, it's clear he sings with the intimacy of Nat King Cole. Spencer is a versatile singer who courts his audience with smooth and gentle phrasing and a warm, vibrant delivery.
April 26, 2002
Suzie Harrison On May 5th, Laguna Beach, Music in the Park, Inc. and the Festival of Arts will sponsor the first Cinco de Mayo concert at the Festival of Arts grounds. Chico will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. The band has performed at various functions for 29 years throughout the Southern California area. Chico performs an array of traditional and contemporary jazz and salsa. KSBR public radio will be interviewing the band on May 4, on its weekly jazz spot.
June 21, 2007
The Art-A-Fair will reinvent itself this year as an Italian affair. The Venetian Carnival theme is aimed at showing off Art-A-Fair's distinction as the only international summer festival in Laguna. The property's entryway will be revamped in time for the festival's June 29 opening, and artists have been asked to work the theme into their offerings and booth designs in creating "Palazzo Laguna." "They never had a theme before," said Vicki Burkhard, the festival's vice president of marketing and brain behind the transformation.
July 14, 2011
Winning combo with wine, chocolate and jazz Thursday nights just got a lot more delicious. The "Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate: What Could Be Better?" series continues from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 25 at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The event features select wines by Kendall Jackson, gourmet chocolates by Xan Confections and a broad variety of jazz styles and performances. The musical lineup includes Max Bennett and Private Reserve on Thursday; jazz vocalist Kate Reid with the Evan Stone Trio on July 28; jazz vocalist Annie Sellick on Aug.4; jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli with the Evan Stone Trio on Aug. 11; jazz guitarist Steve Oliver on Aug. 18; and jazz vocalist Anne Walsh on Aug. 25. The event is for those 21 and older.
July 18, 2008
FESTIVAL OF ARTS Opening day Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. ? ?String Planet, 6 to 8 p.m. ? ?Junior Art Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ?Ceramic Workshop, 1 to 6 p.m. ?The Girls, acoustic vocals, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ?Peter Dobson Blues Band, 6 to 8 p.m. ? ?The Art of Cooking, 1 to 2 p.m. Amelia Saltsman author of ?The Santa Monica Farmers? Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes,? will demonstrate how to shop in season for ingredients and how to use them to create easy and fresh recipes.
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.
September 21, 2007
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