Submitted story by the Laguna Beach Unified School District:
On January 11, the Second Annual Brush and Palette Benefit Concert is being held to help raise funds for the Laguna Beach High School newspaper. The concert will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Artists Theatre. Student tickets are $10 and adult tickets are $15.
Principal Joanne Culverhouse states, “The students in the Journalism class are dedicated, focused and talented writers. They investigate and report on important issues and trends related to LBHS. The paper is a significant part of our tradition and school culture and the concert will serve the dual purpose of supporting the efforts of our journalists as well as providing an evening of outstanding music and fun.”
The concert features student and alumni acts. Student acts include a variety of solo and group performances, a jazz showcase, hard rock/metal, pop rock covers by a ukulele soloist, a funk band, hip hop and performances by Your Ugly Sister. Laguna Beach High School alumni acts performing are rapper Zacky T (Zack Toma) and Macarena Rivera, who will be performing with her band, the Budrows (pictured).
The money raised at the benefit will be used to help defray school newspaper production costs and purchase new equipment. Journalism adviser Jim Brusky remarks, "I am proud of my students and their thoughtful planning. They hope to establish an annual concert tradition that future newspaper staffs can maintain with enthusiasm and professionalism."