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November 7, 2008
Festival of Arts accepting applications Artists who would like to apply for the 2009 Festival of Arts should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form by 4 p.m. Jan. 16. To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork, artists are invited to attend a free seminar from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. The Festival of Arts accepts applications from artists residing in: Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro)
By Cindy Frazier | July 18, 2008
Karl Warkomski is happy to be back in South Orange County — and with his new job as executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, based in Laguna Beach. Warkomski was appointed in June to fill a vacancy left when Meg Jones — who took the position a year ago after founding director Mary Fegraus stepped down — resigned to focus on motherhood. The foundation raises money and lobbies for preservation of the wilderness areas in and around Laguna Canyon. It has been so successful that now more than 31 square miles of wilderness have been set aside and turned over to the state parks system, from Crystal Cove to Laguna Niguel and east to Irvine.
March 28, 2008
Gallimaufry Performing Arts will feature dance as a part of its upcoming ?Family Festival,? as it presents two premieres by the Gallimaufry & Greene Dance Company and the only Southland appearance by the Emmy Award-winning Jump Rhythm Jazz Project from Chicago. The festival will include a lecture/demonstration from Gallimaufry & Greene?s Choreographer and Artistic Director, Sean Greene, at 5 p.m. April 13 at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
By Tom Titus | November 23, 2007
With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for Laguna Beach’s Gallimaufry Performing Arts company, where rehearsals are under way for a three-pronged package of holiday entertainment. The local performers have four productions scheduled at three different venues during late November and early December, all with a family-oriented holiday theme. The yuletide season begins on the final day of November with “Gloriously Gershwin — the Songs of George and Ira.” Gallimaufry’s soloists will offer the Gershwin brothers’ most memorable numbers, including “Embraceable You,” “’S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Summertime” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This event will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. Next up will be the Lagunatunes Holiday Suite, the annual holiday concert under the direction of Christin Cornell and Roxanna Ward.
By Josh Aden | August 30, 2007
The end of Boom Boom Room is just over the horizon and its tight-knit community of supporters are gearing up for a weekend of Labor Day parties. For those who frequent the iconic bar, it will also be a weekend of goodbyes. Patrick O’Laughlin, one of the co-operators of the Boom and attached Coast Inn, said there is a sense of reverence. “I get calls all day and all night from people asking me if it’s actually closing,” O’Laughlin said. Four nights of parties featuring DJ’s that have been important to the famous gay bar are planned for tonight through Monday.
May 25, 2007
Summer jazz series opens June 6 Laguna Beach Live! will open its popular summer jazz series from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 So. Coast Hwy., with Luther Hughes and the Cannonball/Coltrane Project. Former bassist to the late Gene Harris, Luther Hughes recreates the music of the great Cannonball Adderly and John Coltrane. The group will perform original arrangements from "Live in Chicago," as well as other classic tunes by Cannonball and Coltrane.
By TOM TITUS | September 8, 2006
Webster's dictionary defines "gallimaufry" as a hash or stew — a mixed-up jumble or hodgepodge. Laguna Beach's Gallimaufry Performing Arts group will be justifying its moniker this month and next with its newly organized Gallimaufry Arts Festival, opening Sept. 20 and continuing through mid-October. Energized by its successful Family Festival last spring — which attracted more than 4,500 audience members — Gallimaufry has planned for a plethora of theater, dance and musical performances for this month and next.
March 31, 2006
Friendship Shelter, an adult homeless rehabilitation program and emergency shelter, recently announced its 2006 board of directors officers and welcomed three new board members. Joe Ziomek has been elected to a second term as president and chairman of the board, while founder Colin Henderson has rejoined the board. "I am enthusiastic about the direction in which the Friendship Shelter is moving under the leadership of Joe and the current board," Henderson said. "It is gratifying to see us offer a broad spectrum of very strong programs that can give homeless adults the tools to rebuild their lives.
January 27, 2006
The City of Laguna Beach Senior Center and Community Art Project conducted judging for the eighth annual Senior Art Competition on Jan. 13 at Wells Fargo Bank. Judges for the competition were Arts Commissioner Mike Tauber and Pat Sparkuhl of the Community Art Project. The exhibit will be on display on the second floor of Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave., until Monday, March 13. Senior Art Exhibit 2006 winners are: Acrylics: 1st Place: Elena Srebnik, Laguna Beach, "Christian" 2nd Place: Al Weingartner, Laguna Hills, "Vicarage View" 3rd Place: Randy Ray, Laguna Beach, "Orange Pitcher" Other: 1st Place: Lana Perry, Laguna Niguel, "Mother" 2nd Place: Marilyn Todd, Laguna Beach, "Sky High" 3rd Place: Elizabeth Fortin, Laguna Niguel, "Hat and Scarf" Oils: 1st Place: Ed Brower, Corona Del Mar, "California Country" 2nd Place: Doris Casserly, Laguna Beach, "Island Girl" 3rd Place: Jeanne Baer, Laguna Beach, "Keyhole at Montage" 3rd Place: David Randel, Laguna Beach, "Laguna Sunset" Photography: 1st Place: Gil Thibault, Laguna Beach, "Subway" 2nd Place: Patrick Jackson, Laguna Beach, "In Back of Your Mind" 3rd Place: Jack Sexton, Laguna Beach, "Sunrise" Watercolors: 1st Place: Doris Jackson, Laguna Woods, "Beach Town" 2nd Place: Marjorie Faircloth, Laguna Beach, "Oak Creek Crossing" 3rd Place: Dr. Frances Collato, Laguna Beach, "Flamenco Dancers"
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