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  • Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro

    Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro
    Billy Childs remembers the only time he saw Laura Nyro, the influential singer and songwriter whose albums became part of the soundtrack to his boyhood. She was performing at the Strand in Redondo Beach during the mid-'90s, and for a musician who grew...
  • Art & Nature program explores just that

    Art & Nature program explores just that
    Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...
  • Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

    Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance
    The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future. "The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
  • Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama

    Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama
    Barbara Poppa, wardrobe supervisor at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, reached for a plastic basket and pointed to the washing machine before her. "I've got exciting laundry to do," she said, holding a ballerina's slip for Russian dancers Osipova and...
  • Audiences love these guys, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Audiences love these guys, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Week after week, Ron McNeil and his bandmates go onstage and impersonate four of the most beloved, admired, documented, mythologized, scrutinized, retailed and altogether idolized men of the last century. He's only too glad that he's not actually one of...
  • Anything goes at Sawdust

    Anything goes at Sawdust
    Nikki Grant never imagined being able to make a living as an artist. That changed in 1966, though, when the jewelry designer joined a cluster of Laguna Beach artists who either didn't make it into the Festival of Arts or objected to its jury system....
  • Art-A-Fair: It's a bird! It's a trademark!

    Art-A-Fair: It's a bird! It's a trademark!
    Robert Marble's signature was created almost by accident. In an effort to add a dab of color to his earlier creations, the Newport Beach resident invented a little red bird. It would attract the eye to a particular spot, he said. "If it works once,...
  • Festival of Arts: A piano (almost) for Liberace

    Festival of Arts: A piano (almost) for Liberace
    Of all the celebrities Jon Wyer Seeman has met, Liberace is his favorite. The Aliso Viejo resident was showing sculptural wood furniture at the Festival of Arts in 1985 when the pianist and "his tall, blonde boyfriend" arrived at his booth. Seeman...
  • On Theater: 'Priscilla' is queen at Segerstrom

    On Theater: 'Priscilla' is queen at Segerstrom
    If you enjoyed "La Cage aux Folles" and its cinematic offshoot, "The Birdcage," then you'll really rock out to "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," now enjoying a brief engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. "Priscilla," as viewers of the 1994...
  • Virgen's View: A cool mix of art, fashion and sport at Hurley Printing Press

    Virgen's View: A cool mix of art, fashion and sport at Hurley Printing Press
    Art, surf, skate, fashion and fun intertwined on the corner of Walnut Aveune and 3rd Street in Huntington Beach. The Vans US Open of Surfing is in full effect near Huntington Beach Pier, so that means there is plenty of great scenery outside Hurley...
  • City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
  • Colored orange for years

    Colored orange for years
    Color It Orange, which showcases the art of Orange County students from every district, has spent almost four decades giving recognition to youth and the arts. On Sunday, the art event will celebrate its 37th year at the Laguna College of Art and Design....