This is as close as we can come to actually singing to our readers on their birthdays! 

We’d love to include yours – and/or your children’s birthdays here.

Just email to:

lynette@stunewslaguna.com

 

Celebrate and enjoy your

birthday!

 

March 28

Deborah Klein

Garth Hogan

Lori Brystan

Susan Cannan

Suzy Elghanayan

 

March 29

Armistead Saffer

Morgan Ross

Sharon Katouli

 

March 30

J.R. Miller

Nancy Hamm

Sandra McElwee

Santi Pierini

 

March 31

Aaron Faygrnov

Christopher Puttmann

Lesley Domiano

Mary Rabe

April 1

Tim Smith

 

April 2

Garrett Wolfe

Jared Linge

Jeremy Buchanan

Lauren Mantecon

Lori Kahn

Melinda Morgan Kartsonis

Mildred Goldschmitt

Murray Hutcherson

Sherine Smith

 

April 3

Andrea Badger

April Steinert

Ashley Johnson

Cari Pike

Jim Moore

John Secretan

Lucille Wagner

Stephanie Harling Stewart

Sound Spectrum

Faves

 

1.Shins, Heartworms

2. Ed Sheeran, Divide

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3. Thievery Corporation, The Temple Of I & I

4. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

5. The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Monolith Of Photos

6. Ryan Adams, Prisoner

7. Depeche Mode, Spirit

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8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

9. Ty Segall, Ty Segall

10. La La Land, Soundtrack

11. Deadmau5, W:2016 Album

12. Elbow, Little Fictions

13. Tycho, Epoch

14. The XX, I See You   

15. Flaming Lips, OCZY Mlody

16. Lady Gaga, Joanne

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17. Bruno Mars, 24k Magic

18. Neil Young, Peace Trail

19. Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesom

20. John Legend, Darkness & Light

Since 1967

1264 S. Coast Hwy494-5959

Sawdust Studio Art 

The Sawdust Art Festival, in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach, offers some exciting new classes to the Award-Winning Sawdust Studio Art Classes’ schedule for 2016.

The year-round art education program includes special classes in glass, fused glass, jewelry and ceramics.

Call 494-3030 for information and to reserve a class.

Students may register for all classes online or by calling 494-3030. 

Visit the website at: 

http://www.sawdustartfestival.org/
studio-classes

 

Class Schedules

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Saturday, Apr 1

10 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

Glassblowing

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Thursday, Apr 6

6 p.m.

Intro to Torch Enameling

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Friday, Apr 7

2 p.m.

Pottery Wheel

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Saturday, Apr 8

10 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

Glassblowing

10 a.m.

Acrylic Seascape Workshop

10 a.m.

Bezel Setting

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Cinderella’s stepmother spills the beans on the new production

Special feature by Carmen Fernandez, LBHS senior

Our cast is thrilled to see all of its hard work come to life when our magical production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” opens this weekend. This show, which is based on the classic fairytale, champions the idea of self-empowerment while throwing in a bit of humor and lots of fun. 

I am a currently a senior at Laguna Beach High School and play the role of the stepmother. I’ve been a part of the drama department since my freshman year. I’m so glad that my last musical performance as a Park Avenue Player will be this production of Cinderella. Not only is the show beautiful both visually and musically; but all of the cast members and directors are incredibly talented. This has culminated in what is likely one of the most stunning shows that the high school has ever produced. 

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L-R: Bayley Thomas (King Maximillian); Jordan Burton (Queen Constantina); Hunter Mills (Prince Christopher); and of course, the glass slipper

The cast alone is made up of almost fifty students, comprised of not only high schoolers, but also younger children from the Laguna Beach elementary and middle school. “These kids are just little bundles of joy,” says Jordan Burton, who plays Queen Constantina in the show.  “The age range is from around six to eleven or twelve, and they are so excited.” 

Many of those participating in and working on the show feel that the cast is not only incredibly talented but also has great chemistry. Wyatt Shipp, who plays the Royal Steward agrees, saying that “This has been one of the best casts. They have [been growing] ever since the beginning of the rehearsal process and have really skyrocketed to the top.”

No production of Cinderella would be complete without its beautiful costumes. Much of the magic is a result of the efforts of our costume designer Angela Irish, and her volunteer helpers. “Her costumes, props and set decoration enhance every single aspect of the show, and our audiences will be amazed,” Director Paul Nygro comments.

Though a few of the costumes are rented from other schools, many of them have been donated to the high school’s drama department. From the elegant gown that Cinderella dons when she goes to the ball, to the (purposefully) frumpy outfits the stepsisters wear, the costumes are a vital element that help the actors and audience members immerse themselves in this fantastic world. 

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The joyous Cinderella cast (post-slipper-fitting)

What makes many of the musical numbers so impressive is the sheer amount of diversity in choreography. Ellie Glade, who plays the title character in the show, comments, “It’s cool watching some of the scenes where there is choreography with twenty different things happening at once. It makes it look so good as a whole.” 

While some of the cast members were initially tripped up by the famous Cinderella Waltz sequence, many found it gratifying to learn a new style of dance that they previously had known. “Paul relates to us well which is a huge help when we are learning these numbers,” Ava Pacheco, who portrays the stepsister Joy, states. “He knows how to choreograph to fit the abilities of the individuals performing in it.”

Audience members of all ages will be delighted with our gorgeous, hilarious, and poignant production that runs March 17-19, 24 - 26, and 31, as well as April 1 and 2. Friday and Saturday night shows begin at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m. in the Artists Theatre at 625 Park Avenue.

Laguna Beach 

Library Events

April

Sat, April 1

Children’s Craft Open House

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Seasonal crafts for children under 12, adult supervision recommended.

Poetry Workshop

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Recommended for advanced poets, not a workshop for beginners, bring 10 copies of a poem to be workshopped, meets in Community Room, contact John Gardiner 949-715-7507 for more info.

 

Mon, April 3

Third Street Writers Group Ink

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support.  Not a workshop for beginners.  Contact library for more info.

 

Tues, April 4

Math at the Library

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

A series of fun math activities for kids K-2nd grade. Registration is required.

P.J. Storytime

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Participants should wear pajamas and slippers as they enjoy the Sunshine Readers.

 

Wed, April 5

Children’s Playtime and Craft Table

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

For ages five and under.

Playtime for practice of fine motor skills, socialization, and bonding between child and caregiver. 

Art at the Library

2 – 4 p.m.

A hands-on workshop taught by professional artists from LOCA Arts Education. A three-part series.

Class is limited to 18 participants in first, second, or third grades. Children attend alone without an adult. Gather at the library at 2 p.m.

Art starts at 3 p.m. latecomers may not be admitted. Preregistration is required. Call or stop by to sign up.

 

Thurs, April 6

Peapod Academy

Storytime

10:30 a.m.

For babies, toddler, and preschoolers (and their adults). Storytime, arts and crafts. No preregistration required.

3-D Printing Workshop

3 – 5 p.m.

Schedule a 20-minute session with the 3-D printer, customize an object and prepare it for printing. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Consult library for available times and for more information, contact library.

Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.

www.ocpl.org

949-497-1733

Laguna Beach Books

Bi-weekly Bestsellers

Novels

Exit West by Mohsin Hamad

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

Non-Fiction

The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

Children’s Books

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Egg by Kevin Henkes

My Fabulous Fairy Tale Collection

Staff Recommendation

Hello World by Jonathan Litton

 

1200 S Coast Hwy

949.494.4779

www.lagunabeachbooks.com

 

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