Lexi Pearl on â€śthe silksâ€ť with stilts. How does she do that?!
Mothers Day has come and gone but we canâ€™t help but mention the annual spectacle that is Lexi Pearlâ€™s MOMentum Place. To watch her warm up the audience strutting around the stage on six-foot stilts brings the magic to come front and center when the circus takes the stage. â€śThey fly through the air with the greatest of easeâ€¦.â€ť Airborne ballets flying on ropes, silks, and cubes, brought down the house. Dari Williams was mesmerizing in a spectacular aerial pole performance. Scot Nery, a supreme juggler with a comedy routine, and ventriloquist Karl Herlinger both captured the audienceâ€™s funnybone non-stop. The finale, a duo with Lexi and Elena Brocade on the trapeze enraptured everyone. Pre-show, as people streamed into the amphitheater, Gerald Rivers and Friends electrified the air with a drum circle (actually a semi-circle) that called people to their seats.
So, thatâ€™s where I was on Mothers Day, enjoying, as well, Patrice Winterâ€™s brunch before the show.
The Canyon Chronicleâ€™s â€śshowâ€ť this time includes a feature about Helena Krielâ€™s Baby Rhino Rescue. (Page 14) Mark your calendar for May 26, when she and co-founder David Walker, host a Topanga Chamber of Commerce evening mixer that includes a short video about their work with baby rhinos orphaned due to poaching. To reserve your space and for the location: babyrhinorescue.org;
Pablo Capra, archivist for the Topanga Historical Society is back with the fifth installment of the history of the Stone House. This time itâ€™s Donkey Baseball. Hysterical. (Pages 8-9)
A Zoom event, sponsored by the Historical Society, invites Zoomers to help solve a history mystery. (Page 7)
Joel Bellman reminds us that we have a primary election on June 7, and tells you why he will mark his ballot for Cecil Rhambo for L.A. County Sheriff. But wait, thereâ€™s more! Itâ€™s another long ballot so start doing your homework now. We added some voting guidelines. (Page 12)
Our democracy is in trouble. And so are womenâ€™s rights. Weâ€™ll be talking about it all through Election Day, November 8.
Those are the highlights. Donâ€™t wait! Thereâ€™s more! Read on!
Gerald Rivers & Friends electrified the air with a drum circle before the show began.