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Festival Of Arts And Pageant Of The Masters

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 5:30pm

Festival Of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Every summer the organization hosts the Festival of Arts fine art show which has gained international prestige and produces its most famous attraction, the Pageant of the Masters that for the last eighty years has combined the worlds of theatrical illusion and artistry.

Wendy Smith-Brune - Step into the Spotlight
As a music student at Norfolk State University, Wendy studied classical flute. She was a top scholar, which earned her a position with the prestigious “President’s Own”, which is also known as the White House military band. She graciously declined in order to seek musical ventures in Los Angeles. Although the orchestras of the West Coast were her main goal, word of an audition with Ray Charles caught her attention. With no vocal experience, she sang for Charles and was hired immediately.  She traveled the world with the genius of soul, and eventually went on to work as a backup singer for Michael Bolton, Sheena Easton, Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Aaron Neville and Barry White.​

Finding her place as a vocalist in the music industry, Wendy has shared the stage with many great musicians, and currently performs as a soloist with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the legendary group, The Friends of Distinction.  She is a much sought-after vocalist, and has performed at The Governor’s Ball as their chanteuse for the Emmys and Academy Awards for several years.

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