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By David Hansen | March 6, 2014
Most people segment their lives in broad categories: family, work, play. Each category comprises many activities. In the play bucket, for example, there might be art, music, cinema or duck hunting. But what if there were no categories? What if our lives were not defined by boxes, straight lines and order? That, in essence, is the premise of Laguna's first real contemporary music festival in more than a decade. The Blue Water Music Festival will be held on the grounds of the Sawdust Festival March 29-30.
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April 3, 2014
We want to thank the Sawdust Festival Board of Directors and the city of Laguna Beach Planning Commission for agreeing to the Blue Water Music Festival last weekend held on the festival grounds. Rick Conkey and his team, including a large number of community groups and volunteers, deserve congratulations on organizing a mellow, musical event in a peaceful, historic setting. We hope the board and city will recognize the value of this event and agree to a repeat performance next year.
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By Barbara Diamond | June 21, 2012
Laguna welcomed summer with music and camaraderie with its sister city, Menton, France. The fifth annual Fête de la Musique was presented Saturday by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn., mirroring an event held in Menton. Mayor Jane Egly and association President Karyn Philippsen welcomed the crowd at the opening ceremony on the cobblestones at Main Beach. Terri Gans , communications attaché to the French Consulate in Los Angeles, stood in for the consul, who was unable to attend.
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May 31, 2012
Re: "Hansen: Music is Laguna's artistic stepchild," May 11: Laguna Beach Live! has been working hard since 2001 to add music to the reputation of Laguna Beach as an arts colony. We now present more than 30 concerts a year from jazz, chamber music, big band to gospel, world music and bluegrass plus a week-long Music Festival in February. The sounds this summer include World Music on June 9 at the Woman's Club, Jazz Wednesdays in the Rose Garden of Hotel Laguna every two weeks beginning June 13 and Live!
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November 23, 2007
Laguna Beach Live! has established a Festival Endowment Fund to ensure the future of the Laguna Beach Music Festival. Joan Halvajian joined Laguna residents Michael and Teddie Ray in establishing the endowment. Halvajian is a citrus farmer who was a former music educator. The former music educator has been a SchoolPower president, singer and patron of Pacific Chorale, board member of the Philharmonic Society, leader for Pacific Symphony Orchestra Class Act program, and founder and chairwoman of the Laguna Beach Music Festival for its first five years.
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January 9, 2009
The following events are part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Jan. 18 to 25 at various locations. Tickets can be purchased at www.lagunabeachmusic festival.com . ? ??The Cello Goes to the Opera,? sponsored by Claes Restaurant; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Laguna Room, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Hear favorite opera arias come to life in an intimate setting reminiscent of 19th century European salon traditions. Lynn Harrell, accompanied by Victor Asunción will perform.
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By Michael Miller | January 29, 2014
To anyone who's ever listened to Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple or another brilliant wordsmith in action, the question "How do they do that?" may come to mind. Coming up at Sage Hill School next month may be an answer of sorts. As part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane will lead a free class titled "How to Write a Song" at the Newport Beach private school. The session, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4, is intended for students and open for public observation.
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By David Hansen and By David Hansen | April 3, 2014
The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment. At 6 foot 5, his feet hung over the edge of the mattress. But he didn't care. He had other things to worry about. Would people show up? Will he have enough cash to pay the bands? Will he be able to show his face again in Laguna? He worried but he didn't let it show. By midday Saturday, people started arriving - not a lot, but some.
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By Ashley Breeding | January 8, 2009
The theme of 2009 is “Celebration of the Cello.” Laguna Beach Live and the Orange County Philharmonic Society will host their seventh annual Laguna Beach Musical Festival Jan. 18 to 25, featuring world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell. “This year will include several educational events, master classes, a gourmet dinner [at Claes Restaurant], a special “Meet the Artists” salon and three concerts at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre,” Laguna Beach Live President Cindy Prewitt said.
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April 3, 2014
We want to thank the Sawdust Festival Board of Directors and the city of Laguna Beach Planning Commission for agreeing to the Blue Water Music Festival last weekend held on the festival grounds. Rick Conkey and his team, including a large number of community groups and volunteers, deserve congratulations on organizing a mellow, musical event in a peaceful, historic setting. We hope the board and city will recognize the value of this event and agree to a repeat performance next year.
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By David Hansen and By David Hansen | April 3, 2014
The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment. At 6 foot 5, his feet hung over the edge of the mattress. But he didn't care. He had other things to worry about. Would people show up? Will he have enough cash to pay the bands? Will he be able to show his face again in Laguna? He worried but he didn't let it show. By midday Saturday, people started arriving - not a lot, but some.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | March 26, 2014
This weekend, Rick Conkey plans to showcase several causes that he holds dear - not the least of which is celebrating reggae music. The host of KX 93.5's "Music Matters" radio show is set to launch the American Reggae Hall of Fame by honoring the Rebel Rockers and their founder, Eric Morton, at the upcoming Blue Water Music Festival, which will feature an assortment of musical genres. "Laguna Beach is widely regarded as the capital of reggae in the United States, and that's largely because of the Rebel Rockers and Eric Morton," Conkey said.
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By David Hansen | March 6, 2014
Most people segment their lives in broad categories: family, work, play. Each category comprises many activities. In the play bucket, for example, there might be art, music, cinema or duck hunting. But what if there were no categories? What if our lives were not defined by boxes, straight lines and order? That, in essence, is the premise of Laguna's first real contemporary music festival in more than a decade. The Blue Water Music Festival will be held on the grounds of the Sawdust Festival March 29-30.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | January 29, 2014
To anyone who's ever listened to Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple or another brilliant wordsmith in action, the question "How do they do that?" may come to mind. Coming up at Sage Hill School next month may be an answer of sorts. As part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane will lead a free class titled "How to Write a Song" at the Newport Beach private school. The session, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4, is intended for students and open for public observation.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 21, 2012
Laguna welcomed summer with music and camaraderie with its sister city, Menton, France. The fifth annual Fête de la Musique was presented Saturday by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn., mirroring an event held in Menton. Mayor Jane Egly and association President Karyn Philippsen welcomed the crowd at the opening ceremony on the cobblestones at Main Beach. Terri Gans , communications attaché to the French Consulate in Los Angeles, stood in for the consul, who was unable to attend.
NEWS
May 31, 2012
Re: "Hansen: Music is Laguna's artistic stepchild," May 11: Laguna Beach Live! has been working hard since 2001 to add music to the reputation of Laguna Beach as an arts colony. We now present more than 30 concerts a year from jazz, chamber music, big band to gospel, world music and bluegrass plus a week-long Music Festival in February. The sounds this summer include World Music on June 9 at the Woman's Club, Jazz Wednesdays in the Rose Garden of Hotel Laguna every two weeks beginning June 13 and Live!
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By Cindy Frazier | September 8, 2011
After a seven-year hiatus, the Doheny Days Music Festival is coming back to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, and Laguna Beach dentist/musician Ken Garcia is on board. The two-day festival last appeared in 2004, reportedly having grown a bit too big and wild for the low-key beach venue, according to Garcia. The big music festival may have outgrown its locale, but "everybody missed it and wanted to bring it back," Garcia said. "We're trying to bring back the surf and beach styles, with good family bands," Garcia added.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | January 27, 2011
Editor's note: This removes "at USC" from after the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. The theme of the ninth annual Laguna Beach Music Festival is intercultural composition, when renowned composers and musicians from across the nation band together with emerging artists in an eclectic string of performances. Hosted by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the festival will take place Feb. 7 to 13 in downtown Laguna and will feature 11 new guest musicians, including string quartet Brooklyn Rider, kamancheh player and Persian music master Kayhan Kalhor, and master of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute)
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January 8, 2010
?Salon at Hotel Laguna 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 John Williams: Devil?s Dance from ?The Witches of Eastwick? The kick-off event, a salon evening of music and conversation in an intimate setting. Tickets are $50 and include wine and hors d?oeuvres. The hotel is at 425 S. Coast Hwy. ?Open Rehearsals 1 p.m. Jan. 18, 11 a.m. Jan. 19, 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Hotel Laguna Attendees are invited to watch the creative process unfold.
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