Carlsbad’s flourishing arts and culture society

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There’s a lot going on related to members of our arts and culture community. Dr. John Andrews writes to tell us that he has a few big events coming up to tie in with Shakespeare’s birthday.  He’ll be interviewing playwright David Hare on April 20 and author F. Murray Abraham on April 25.  For more information, please visit https://www.shakesguild.org/. Dr. Andrews says you can submit your questions through him to ask these special guests, and previous interviews are also available through his web page. 

Dr. Andrews is a Carlsbad High School alumni and one of the world’s leading experts on Shakespeare.  Growing up in Carlsbad, he was close friends with Linda Cozby, who became Linda Wertheimer. 

Linda, a journalist with National Public Radio, is NPR’s senior national correspondent and the previous host of the program All Things Considered. Her incredible story was recently featured in a book by Lisa Napoli called “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.” For more on this, please check out the Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/four-women-who-broke-barriers-to-become-the-founding-mothers-of-npr/2021/04/15/b2c7947a-9625-11eb-a6d0-13d207aadb78_story.html

Carlsbad certainly does have some amazing residents and former residents. The Carlsbad Public Library is documenting how members of our community spent the pandemic. You can add documents, video and music to https://carlsbadnm.librariesshare.com/carlsbadtimecapsule. This is a unique chance to be a part of history. 

The library is hoping to get a good collection and idea of how the community spent the pandemic. Don’t forget that the library also currently has a poetry contest going on and is finishing a storyboard at the Carlsbad Beach area.

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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