In the Arts

Tickets for the 2014 Pageant of the Masters are on sale now.

The theme of next summer's production is "The Art Detective." Admission to the show, which runs from July 9 through Aug. 30, starts at $15.

"Great seats are still available but do tend to sell out," ticket services director Lucia McLeod said in a news release.

The nightly 90-minute treat will feature tableaux vivants depicting the discovery of lost treasures as well as crimes of passion, riddles and clues. As always, a live narrator and professional orchestra will be on tap.

For more information, call (800) 487-3378 or visit or


Forest and Ocean Gallery, at 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, is slated to kick off an artist spotlight series.

Up first, glassblower and sculptor Bill Kasper and photographers Elizabeth Attenborough and Cheyne Walls will be featured from Dec. 14 to Jan. 12. An artists' reception will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21.

Established in 2012, the Forest and Ocean Gallery recently expanded from 900 to about 2,100 square feet after the acquisition of its neighboring site, formerly known as CES Contemporary.

"We're very excited for this opportunity to not only increase the number of artists on display, but to highlight their exceptional talent," gallery owner Ludo Leideritz said in a news release. "The community can expect more unique artwork, special events, meeting venues and rotating exhibits from us in the future."

Guests are welcome from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, as well as by appointment.

For more information, call (949) 371-3313 or visit


Laguna Beach Live! will launch its Jazz Wednesdays Winter series with Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet, on Jan. 15.

The shows last from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A $105 season subscription is also available.

Yve Evans & Co. are up next on Jan. 29, followed by the Anthony Wilson Trio on Feb. 19, bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux Quartet on March 5, Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe & Friends on March 19, vocalist Sara Gazarek Quartet on April 2, and Jeff Hamilton & Friends on April 16.

For more information, visit or call (949) 715-9713.

— Rhea Mahbubani

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