As We Like It at the New Swan AND “Maverick Modernist”

It’s that time of the year when UCI’s Chancellor Professor of Acting Eli Simon beckons listeners to the 5th New Swan Shakespeare Theatre Festival with “Hamlet” and “As You Like it.” Shows started rolling on July 7th and continue until August 28. Added attractions include: Music Mondays, Seminar Series, Friday Folios, and the Apprentice Program. Information on tickets and related events is available at: or 949-824-8062.

Next, art editor and curator Michael Duncan, covers a gem of a retrospective that he’s put together for “Maverick Modernist” Peter Krasnow, at Laguna Art Museum, which opened June 26 and continues until September 25.  LAM is located at 307 Cliff Dr. Laguna Beach open all week except Wednesdays. Attendance is free on the first Thursday of every month from 5:00-9:00 p.m. during the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk. Check it out at: or by calling 949-494-8971.

Refugees Welcome; Right Here, Right Now

For the whole hour we direct our wide-eyed questions to two local activists advancing the cause of refugees from around the world -Monica Curca and Rashad al-Dabbagh. They have founded the Refugees Welcome and demonstrate how their organization is a beautiful example of people, from all over the planet, coalescing on behalf of distressed, new arrivals. Events abound, starting with this Say. June 18. and continuing with “Ramdan Iftar with Refugees,”  June 26th in Anaheim. Information is available on the blog page of:  Questions and reservations for upcoming events can be directed to