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By Michael Miller | June 13, 2013
When Sydney Haik takes the stage to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Main Beach on Saturday, she may not look like a veteran performer. But, of course, appearances can deceive. Sydney, who will turn 8 in October, is the youngest performer at this year's Fête de la Musique, an event hosted every year by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn. She'll help open the festivities by singing the national anthem at 1 p.m. Stage nerves probably won't be a problem - the San Juan Capistrano resident has already appeared in "Annie," "Seussical" and other youth-theater productions.
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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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By Tom Titus | November 25, 2010
When "Daddy Long Legs" opens its world premiere engagement at the Laguna Playhouse next week, it will arrive with an impressive array of blood lines. The author of the original novel was Jean Webster — Mark Twain's great niece. The playwright who brings it to the stage and will direct, John Caird, numbers "Les Miserables" among his musical theater credits. The composer, Paul Gordon, was Tony-nominated for his score of "Jane Eyre. " And the story also inspired a 1955 movie musical with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron.
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April 10, 2009
World music and wine series launches in May Laguna Beach Live?s new Inside World Music & Wine series is set to debut at 5:30 p.m. May 14 at the Laguna Beach Woman?s Club. Cuban Sonero sensation Adonis Puentes and his Afro Cuban Band will kick off the series, with wines from South America presented by California Taste owner Ken Spears, who will select reds and whites from Argentina and Chile. The new series will offer concerts by some of the best World Music artists in an intimate setting with an opportunity for the audience to better understand the music through onstage interviews and interaction.
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By Ashley Breeding | June 19, 2009
The city of Laguna Beach will celebrate cultural and musical diversity, de la maniere Français de la maniere Français . The Sister City Assn.?s second annual Fete de Musique, a festival that originated in France in 1982 and has since spread to many countries across the globe and has been dubbed ?world music day,? will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Laguna. Lisa Morrice, communications director for the association and a professional singer who works primarily with Gallimaufry Performing Arts, said the event will emulate the music celebration that takes place in Paris on June 21 each year.
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April 9, 2010
Jenkins joins Laguna Beach Live! Education advocate Betsy Jenkins has been named to the board of Laguna Beach Live!, which presents an eclectic mix of live music in local venues. ?Education programs are an important part of our mission to promote and increase the knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts,? said board member and Mayor Elizabeth Pearson. ?Having Betsy?s insight as we work toward nurturing our emerging performing artists will be invaluable to the organization.
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August 3, 2007
New gallery opens in North Laguna Whelan Galleries, 353-A N. Coast Highway, opened yesterday with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The gallery features the works of Patrick Whelan, a Laguna College of Art & Design honors graduate who began his career in 1989 as a commercial illustrator with clients such as Random House, Bantam-Doubleday-Dell, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Tor Books and A&E Television. Additionally, his work is in private collections across the United States and in Europe.
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By Michael Miller | June 13, 2013
When Sydney Haik takes the stage to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Main Beach on Saturday, she may not look like a veteran performer. But, of course, appearances can deceive. Sydney, who will turn 8 in October, is the youngest performer at this year's Fête de la Musique, an event hosted every year by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn. She'll help open the festivities by singing the national anthem at 1 p.m. Stage nerves probably won't be a problem - the San Juan Capistrano resident has already appeared in "Annie," "Seussical" and other youth-theater productions.
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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 Tom Titus | November 25, 2010
When "Daddy Long Legs" opens its world premiere engagement at the Laguna Playhouse next week, it will arrive with an impressive array of blood lines. The author of the original novel was Jean Webster — Mark Twain's great niece. The playwright who brings it to the stage and will direct, John Caird, numbers "Les Miserables" among his musical theater credits. The composer, Paul Gordon, was Tony-nominated for his score of "Jane Eyre. " And the story also inspired a 1955 movie musical with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron.
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