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“ Our Town , Our Paper ” lagunabeachindy . com JUNE 9 , 2023 | Volume XX , Issue 23
KelpFest Spotlights Laguna ’ s Unique Shoreline , Coastal Resources
A Laguna BlueBelt Coalition volunteer chats with a young attendee during the 13th Annual Laguna KelpFest , hosted by the Laguna Ocean Foundation . The annual festival hit Main Beach last Saturday , June 3 to celebrate Laguna Beach ’ s unique shoreline , vital coastal resources and the kelp that supports them . The free festival featured music , activities , informational booths , games and art . Highlights this year included live art creation , ukulele performances by the Seaside Serenaders and edible kelp snacks . After the festival , Laguna Beach Beer Company hosted an after party . Photo / Jim Collins
Weeklong Juneteenth Jubilee Offers Celebration of History and Culture
By LB Indy Staff
The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center has partnered with Neighborhood Congregational Church to create Juneteenth Jubilee , a celebration of history and cultures that will include an array of events and activities at both venues .
On Monday , June 19 , the Juneteenth national holiday , at 1 p . m ., the Cultural Arts Center will show “ Ted Hawkins : Amazing Grace ,” a film about the resilience of the human spirit embodied by the late musician Ted Hawkins , followed by a talk with the film ’ s director Janice Engel and his manager , Nancy Meyer ; at 2:30 p . m ., a stirring presentation by Los Angeles poet , storyteller and author Dorothy Randall Gray , and at 3:30 p . m ., a concert by renowned Chicago Blues musician and social activist Brother Yusef .
On Wednesday , June 21 , at 7 p . m ., the Cultural Arts Center will offer a free screening of “ Summer of Soul ,” the joyous , inspiring documentary about a 1969
Harlem music festival that featured a superlative lineup of Black musicians . Admission is free , donations are welcome .
Continuing the emancipation celebration are events on Saturday , June 24 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church , 340 St . Ann ’ s Drive at Glenneyre . At 5:30 p . m ., guests can enjoy a Tibetan meal prepared by Nawang Jungtuktsang
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Laguna Playhouse ’ s ‘ Murder on the Links ’ is a Complex , Delicious Theatrical Confection
By Eric Marchese | Special to the LB Indy Agatha Christie ’ s novel “ The Murder on the Links ,” which has its centennial this year , is notable as one of the earliest of her murder mysteries to feature the celebrated detective Hercule Poirot .
In 2021 , prolific playwright Steven Dietz adapted it for the stage , calling it “ Murder on the Links ,” and directed it in its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach .
Now , that production has been transplanted to Laguna Playhouse , giving Orange County theater audiences a chance to see the great Belgian sleuth unravel one of his most complex , baffling cases .
Adding tangy theatricality to this devilishly complex comic murder mystery , Dietz adopts an approach for its staging similar to popular contemporary works like “ Around the World in 80 Days ” and “ The 39 Steps ”: One actor is cast to portray each lead character , but the actors in the small ensemble each play multiple roles , switching costumes , accents and
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