SOURCE: The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts

March 19, 2013 14:54 ET

Rita Rudner to Deliver Keynote at Art Star Awards

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts (LBaa) announces world-renowned comedienne Rita Rudner, to deliver the keynote speech at the 7th Annual Art Star Awards to be held on Sunday, April 7 at [seven-degrees] in Laguna Beach at 6 p.m. She will bring her wit and epigrammatic one-liners to the Art Star Awards event, as the keynote speaker, where she will share stories about her successful and diverse career. During the event, awards in seven categories will be presented to organizations, businesses and individuals who have contributed and shaped the arts and culture in Laguna Beach this last year. Tickets are available at $70 per person and may be purchased by contacting

"No doubt, this is going to be a fun evening," remarked LBaa Chairman Wayne Baglin. "What an honor it is to have her as the keynote speaker at this year's Art Star Awards."

Rita Rudner is a woman of many talents and accomplishments. A comedienne, bestselling author, award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer and actress, Rudner has graced the stage from Broadway and Carnegie Hall to Universal Amphitheatre and The Laguna Playhouse. She performs regularly at The Venetian in Las Vegas, where over ten years and more than 2,000 shows, she has sold over one million tickets and become the longest-running solo show in the city's history.

Her other live performances include the original productions of Follies and Mack and Mabel on Broadway, and the world premiere of her play Tickled Pink (written with her husband and frequent collaborator Martin Bergman) last year in Laguna Beach. The couple's first play, Room 776, ran as part of the 2008 season at the Las Vegas Little Theatre. Rudner has appeared on HBO in Rita Rudner's One Night Stand, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children and on Showtime in Rita Rudner and Three Potential Ex-Husbands. Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas was PBS's first ever stand-up comedy special, and Rudner has been a regular guest on both Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show.

Rudner has written five books, including Naked Beneath My Clothes, Rita Rudner's Guide to Men, Tickled Pink, Turning the Tables and I Still Have It…I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It. Rudner lives in Las Vegas and Monarch Beach with her husband and daughter.

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts was established in 2002 as the result of an exciting partnership among more than 20 Laguna Beach organizations. The mission is to serve as an advocate for the arts, promote collaboration and networking among the arts organizations of Laguna Beach, and to serve as a united voice for the arts in the city. Members of the Alliance for the Arts include Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Dance Festival, Chamber of Commerce, City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission, Community Art Project, Festival of Arts, First Thursdays Art Walk, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach Chorale, Laguna Beach Craft Guild, Laguna Beach Film Society, Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association, Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Community Concert Band, Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Lagunatunes Community Chorus, No Square Theater, Sawdust Art Festival, and [seven-degrees].

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