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September, 2014

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Until Thursday September 18, 2014

 

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Annual ULM Art Faculty Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Artists' Reception
Thursday, September 11, 5-7 pm

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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12. For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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Every Wednesday in September
Noon to 1 p.m.
Free to the public

Grab a lunch and join us as we present free concerts
at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe
(behind the West Monroe Farmer's Market).
Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.

 

  Presented by:
City of West Monroe and
West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by:
Centric Federal Credit Union
Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union

Remaining Concert Dates:

Wednesday, September 17 –
Strauss Youth Academy of the Arts
Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts returns to the Brown
Bag Series with another cabaret-style production. The tour
group features a dozen talented youth between the ages of
10 and 18. Your feet will be tapping along with songs like
“Friendship” from Anything Goes and “Consider Yourself”
from Oliver. Directed by resident artists Walter Allen and
Cathy Airhart, SYAA on Tour: #BestiesonStage will leave
you with a smile on your face and some new friends you can
count on to keep your day humming along.

Wednesday, September 24 -
Josh and Tom’s Celtic Fest Kickoff

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Louisiana
Celtic Fesitval, Josh and Tom will be performing a mixture of
Celtic folk music as well as American rock ‘n roll standards
from some of your favorite musicians.
   Josh Madden is a local musician and music teacher. He has
been playing and teaching guitar and piano for more than a
decade. Vocalist Tom McCandlish has been a singer for more
than 35 years. He plays regularly with Emerald Accent Irish
Band, The FarmerMac Project and The String Theory Band

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Programs of the West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.

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masur logo September 18 - Please join us at the Masur Museum of Art for a Members Only Reception in conjunction with, "Not Again?! Work by Greely Myatt" 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event is free and will feature refreshments and a brief talk by Myatt at 6:30 pm. Call us at 318.329.2237 for information about a membership or visit www.masurmuseum.org.

masur logo September 19 - Please join us at the Masur Museum of Art for an interactive crowd sourced work of art with Greely Myatt. Any visitor is welcome to contribute to this project throughout the whole exhibition, but Greely Myatt will be available at this time to lead the project himself. Visit with the artist while helping create a work of art for the exhibition from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. This event is in conjunction with, "Not Again?! Work by Greely Myatt." It will be directly followed by a Professional and Studio Practices Lecture by Greely Myatt 5:45 - 6:30 pm.  Free public event. Call us at 318.329.2237 for information or visit our Facebook events page.


rose theatreSeptember 19, 20 & 21, Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
September 26, 27 & 28,
Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
The Rose Theatre presents Who's Wives Are They Anyway? 
Friday & Saturday Performances – 7:00 P.M.
Sunday Performances – 2:00 P.M.

   The Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Company has been sold and two of its vice presidents, David McGrachen and John Baker, have planned a weekend off before the new C.E.O. arrives on Monday. With their wives safely off on a shopping spree in New York City, they check into The Oakfield Golf and Country Club intending to "golf their brains out." They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, Ms. Hutchison, and she insists on meeting the wives, commenting blithely "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me." So ... David and John have to produce wives. John persuades Tina, the hotel's sexy receptionist, to play the role of his wife, but the only one who can pretend to be David's wife is...JOHN! Inevitably everything goes wrong as John moves in and out of bedrooms, changing from male to female at a frantic pace. Hilarious chaos ensues when the hotel phone system goes on the blink, Tina has too much champagne and can't keep her clothes on, and, yes, the real wives arrive! 7:00 p.m.  Bastrop; For more information call (318)-283-0120 or visit http://www.rosetheatre.org/


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"Claywork"
by Robert Holleman

Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Gallery Talk & Small Reception:
Monday, Sept. 22, 2pm

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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12. For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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strauss September 26-28; October 3,4 - Strauss Theatre Center opens its 83rd Season with the outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
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a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.  Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, the story focuses on three female co-workers who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do - even in a man’s world.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

 



Sat, Sep 27 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Troy* at Monroe, La.
6:00 p.m. (*conference game)
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Enrich your Wednesdays with Brown Bag Concerts!

"Pura vida," as the Costa Ricans say, means a rich, full life. Enrich yours each Wednesday in October at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s noontime outdoor Brown Bag Concerts series. Bring a picnic and your besties for an eclectic mix of show tunes, Southern folk, jazz, old standards, and much more! The setting is what makes it unique -- sunshine, gentle early-fall breezes, bird song, and the lush green grass of the City's urban jewel, Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe (across from St. Francis Medical Center). Some seating is provided, though picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Fresh-from-the-oven cookies will be provided by TruCare Home Health along with free tea and lemonade courtesy First Baptist Church of Monroe which is also our in-case-of-rain venue! Of course, it's all FREE thanks, of course, to the Series’ sponsors, CenturyLink, Community Trust Bank, and the City of Monroe. Take a look at who's on and join us!


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Wednesday, October 1 - Mason Granade
Like the Eagles, America, and the Beatles? Mason’s your guy! He’s been performing for over twenty years and is a regular at such diverse venues as regional cafes and night spots and as part of the First Baptist Church West Monroe praise team. You may also have heard his popular album recorded with Matthews-Granade. Treat yourself to a sneak peek online at www.masongranade.com, then rock on down as we kick off the Series!



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Wednesday, October 8 –

Jon Baccarini
and
the Princess Singers

Everyone's still talking about this summer's Princess Theatre (Winnsboro)'s "What I Did for Love: A Tribute to Broadway's Love Songs"! So much so that we asked this ensemble of local standouts to reprise some of their best for our Series! Don't know Broadway from burlap? No problem! Before each song, Jon tells you the play, year, stars, and much more to help you get the most out of the performance. Come enjoy some show-stopping voices and songs today down at the park!


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Wednesday, October 15 – Rickey Pittman
A unique brand of Southern folk is only one of Rickey's talents! Also a storyteller, author, and college professor -- and Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, Rickey presents his stories, music, and programs at schools, libraries, Civil War Reenactments, and festivals throughout the South. You can check out his many novels, short story collections, and music CDs online at bardofthesouth.com, or better yet, just come by the park today and kick back for this rich mix of vocals and Southern folk flavor at the Series.

 

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Wednesday, October 22 –

Rod Allen Payne Trio

You know their names -- Rod Allen Payne, Lisa Spann, and GG Shin. Individually, they are legends of Louisiana's music scene, but together, they're knock-your-socks-off wonderful! Rod is known for his mellow keyboard, Lisa for her powerful soul-deep delivery, and GG for his blue-eyed soul brand of trumpet and vocals. This show will be one you won't soon forget -- rich with jazz, old favorites, and bluesy tunes leavened with Louisiana spice! Join us for this final performance to wrap up our series and make your day! Rich life indeed!

For more information or to confirm the show will go on in case of rain, call the Arts Council office at 396-9520. Visit the Arts Council online at www.nelaarts.com or find us on Facebook!

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October 2 - Downtown Gallery Crawl:
Time to Party Downtown! First Thursday—time to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Downtown Gallery Crawl in the cultural districts of Monroe and West Monroe—time to be inspired, to indulge your senses, to share the joy of art and life with neighbors and friends!
     Music will be playing on both sides of the Ouachita River, at both ends of the Endom Bridge at both Bry Park and Antique Alley. Food and drink will be available at many galleries, and artists will be on site to talk with guests about their work.
     Besides the River Jam band in Monroe and the Twin City Hot Club rocking out in West Monroe, there are more special events, highlighted by the ART BATTLE on Monroe’s Art Alley, sponsored by the Masur Museum from 5-7 pm, when five teams of artists compete to create the best art. Teams from the Downtown Arts Alliance, Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the Masur Museum will create their entries right in front of Crawl guests, and then the public will be invited to vote on their favorites by dropping money in donation jars. The five creations will be displayed all evening.

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The party continues
in the galleries, where both resident and guest artists present new, fresh exhibits. Some of the 50+ artists will be giving talks sharing their inspirations and methods, and most of the art will be for sale—a great opportunity to expand a personal collection or to buy the perfect gift for a loved one.
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Galleries are on DeSiard Street and Art Alley in Monroe and on Antique Alley (Trenton Street) in West Monroe. Several other Antique Alley shops will also be open on the night of the Gallery Crawl. All are invited to the party!
You can begin wherever you’d like—on either the east or the west side of the River.
Free. 5:00 to 9:00 p.m
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Sat, Oct 4 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Arkansas State* at Jonesboro, Ark. TBA (*conference game)
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nlac logoOctober 10 & 11 - Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and Chef Cory Bahr present
"A Weekend of Fine Food" featuring 6 of the South's preeminent chefs.
Friday evening Meet the Chefs with cocktail and hors d'oeuvres at Nonna;
Saturday evening Chefs Table seated dinner at Cotton. Stay tuned for details!!



Sat, Oct 11 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. TBA
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st. joseph ornamentOctober 17 - In the early 60's some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, MI, better known simply as MOTOWN & SOUL.
Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. presents MASTERS OF SOUL in a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups backed by a live band. 7:00 p.m. 118 Arts Drive, St. Joseph; For more information call 318-766-3344 or visit http://www.stjosepharts.com

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Pictures of a Young Artist, a tribute to the impressive artistic talents of our youth. Join conductor Clay Couturiaux as he welcomes pianist John Wang, a phenomenal young talent and winner of the 2014 Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition. School children from our region will provide artwork inspired by the music to be performed, and their work will be displayed for viewing. Works performed this evening: Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.
7:00 p.m., Jack Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center.
For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.



Sat, Oct 25 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Texas State* at Monroe, La.
6:00 p.m. (*conference game)
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October 25
- Twin City Ballet is once again presenting Talk of the Town, a Fall favorite production. The evening will be a mixed concert of original choreography culminating in the stunning excerpt, Act III of Sleeping Beauty, with guest artists from the world-renowned New York City Ballet. Audience members will be delighted to see the dancers of Twin City Ballet Company, with choreography by Victoria deBethencourt, share the stage with these esteemed guests. Jack Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center. For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org

 

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Monday, October 27 – Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

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Marcia Scott, "We Are All Related" Paintings


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

RECEPTION & Gallery Talk: to be determined

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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12. For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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masur museum October 29 – February 14 - Masur Museum of Art
Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project
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This exhibition features
photographs by Jenny Ellerbe. It deals with the landscape of Northeast Louisiana as a cultural object whose layers heap one on top of another. Some are forgotten, others not. Specifically, Ellerbe’s subject matter is the ancient mounds scattered throughout Northeast Louisiana. Some of the mounds were constructed as early as 5000 BCE, but the largest and most complex mounds, located in the Poverty Point State Historic Site, were constructed from 1700 to 1100 BCE. Built by hunter-fisher-gatherers, the Poverty Point design has not been duplicated anywhere in the world.

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    The manner in which Ellerbe photographs the mounds positions them as monuments to humans’ fleeting existence and a testament to the power of a nearly forgotten culture’s achievements. She often uses long dramatic shadows to indicate the passage of time and portrays contemporary human objects as though they are detritus. From image to image the mounds may be depicted as monumental or as hidden, virtually forgotten things. This contrast parallels inconsistent general awareness of the mound tradition in Northeast Louisiana. Ellerbe uses dramatic Louisiana cloud formations as a critical foil to this issue. Their regular appearance points, as it does in many art historical traditions, to the importance, majesty, and timeless nature of a thing.

    The Shared Earth exhibition will pair photographs with a selection of archaeological artifacts from Poverty Point. This element of the exhibition is intended to contextualize the historic nature and importance of the developments at mound sites in Northeast Louisiana within the overall story of human civilization. The artifacts speak to what we know of a moment in time as well as the human condition itself by illustrating how all human endeavors, artistic and otherwise, drive and shape our environment, ensuring our survival and giving our lives’ meaning. This is the unavoidable nature of the human condition.

    Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project exhibition is collaboration between the Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program and the Masur Museum of Art. It will feature fine art photography and archaeological artifacts. Free lectures and educational activities will take place at the Masur and Poverty Point State Historic Site during the exhibition.

    Call the Masur at 318.329.2237 or like us on Facebook for more information. The Masur which always has free admission is located at 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA.
    This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.

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masur museum October 30 - Please join us at the Masur Museum of Art on for
a reception celebrating the opening of Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project. This reception is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call the Masur at 318.329.2237 or like us on Facebook for more information. The Masur which always has free admission is located at 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA.

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princess theatre October 31 – It’s The Cavern Beat, a Beatles Tribute Band at the Princess Theatre! Starting with founding member and drummer Alan Wagner in 2005, the initial idea was a simple one: perform the music of The Beatles as it was, by them. The band uses only guitars, drums and true voices. No computers or digital processors, no tapes or loops, no modern sounding amps... just pure original Beatles! "The Cavern Beat" may be the first group trying to sound like the actual vinyl records, along with the Beatle-type humor, bringing the magic of the past to life again. Join us for a magical, musical tour of Beatles music that you will remember for years to come. 7:00 p.m.; Winnsboro. For more information, call 318.435.6299 or visit www.princesstheatreinc.com.

 

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Sat, Nov 1 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Texas A&M at College Station, Texas TBA
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rose theatreNovember 4 - The Rose Theatre presents A Tribute to The Beatles with a concert by "The Cavern Beat" whose primary mission is to bring to life the miracle of the Beatles, whose music is perhaps the most significant of our time. The band borrows its name from the now world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Beatles played more shows there than anywhere else during their career. They promise their audiences a wonderful and exciting evening! 7:00 p.m. Bastrop; For more information call (318)-283-0120 or visit http://www.rosetheatre.org/



Sat, Nov 8 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Appalachian State* at Boone, N.C. TBA (*conference game)
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masur logo November 13 - It's time for the third pARTy 318! 
The Masur Museum of Art is continuing our new series of FREE special events for young professionals and museum members. This fun party will feature food trucks, free drinks, home brew, and more. Please join us and come see what the Masur has to offer.
DID WE MENTION THIS IS FREE? The pARTy is FREE so please bring cash for the food trucks.
5:30 p.m. For more information call the Masur Museum at (318) 329-2237. Sponsors and vendors will be announced soon!



Sat, Nov 15 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
UL-Lafayette* at Monroe, La.
6:00 p.m. (*conference game)
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Sat, Nov 22 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
New Mexico State* at Las Cruces, N.M. TBA (*conference game)
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Sat, Nov 29 WARHAWK FOOTBALL
Georgia Southern* at Statesboro, Ga. 5:00 p.m. (*conference game)
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Monday, December 1 – Friday December 5, 2014

 

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2014 Annual Art Sale
by students, alumni, faculty


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

8 am to 6 pm Daily

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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12. For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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December 6 -
The Christmas Gala features an evening of pure Christmas joy that will appeal to all ages.  A Winter’s Night will fill friends and families with awe and true Christmas wonder during Leaia Alsup’s beautifully choreographed spiritual tribute to the miracle of that most magical winter night so long ago. Santa’s Spy – New York-based choreographer, Joe Istre, is at it again, bringing a brand new Christmas production. Twin City Ballet Company’s Christmas performance is a long-time favorite holiday tradition for thousands of school children. This all-new mixed-media production is no exception. Join us as our mischievous elf visits children everywhere to see who is being naughty or nice.  For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org

 

strsuss December 11-13, 18, 20 - Celebrate the Season with
Strauss Theatre Center
, in collaboration with Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, as they bring you one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.  A fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader when he arrives in River City, Iowa.  After conning the citizens into buying non-existent instruments and uniforms, his plans are to skip town with the cash, but he falls in love with Marion the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com



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All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is "Jeremy Davis & Clay Johnson present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra." Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage at Saint Joseph Arts, Inc! Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul. 3:00 p.m. 118 Arts drive, St. Joseph, LA. For more information call 318-766-3344 or visit http://www.stjosepharts.com


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Sounds of the Season.
Share it with family and friends, and marvel in the season.
   Clay Couturiaux, conductor; Deborah Chandler, chorus director.
3:00 p.m.; West Monroe Convention Center.

For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.

la delta ballet December 15-19, 2014: “The Ice Palace” This all new ballet
takes place in a “frozen” kingdom with all of your favorite icy characters that will bring this enchanting story to life.

Based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Snow Queen”, this ballet is sure to please all bringing love and Compassion to your hearts this Christmas season.
It’s must see! Jack Howard Theater. Louisianadeltaballet.com



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st. joseph ornamentJanuary 23 - Originally from the UK and now based in Dallas, David Howarth is one of the most versatile and exciting young pianists around today. Trained at the Royal College of Music in England, he is sure to dazzle you as Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. presents David with his uncompromising virtuosity on all 88 keys of the piano. He has performed for Royalty and Celebrities all over the world including George Clooney, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and David Beckham. David has also composed, produced and arranged music for some of the world’s finest musicians and singers, and his unique style of music can be heard on radio stations all over the world. 7:00 p.m. 118 Arts drive, St. Joseph, LA. For more information call 318-766-3344 or visit http://www.stjosepharts.com

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mso ornament February 8 - Travel with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra to Hollywood for
Music to our Eyes: Blockbuster Film Scores as we experience the sounds of the past 75 years of great motion picture scores. From uplifting Rocky and epic Lawrence of Arabia, to the adventurous and fantastical Pirates of the Caribbean, Braveheart, Back to the Future, as well as the great Westerns The Magnificent Seven, How the West Was Won, Silverado, and Dances with Wolves, re-live music of the big screen from legendary composers Henry Mancini, Maurice Jarre, John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, James Horner, and more.
   Clay Couturiaux, conductor; 3:00pm, Monroe Civic Center Arena.
For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.


la delta ballet February 13, 2015: “Dancing With the La. Stars”
Now in its 7th season, this popular Louisiana Delta Ballet fundraiser is the party of the year! Salsa your way to the Monroe Civic Center Arena and watch local personalities and celebrities compete for the 2015 championship. Reserve your Corporate Table today! Louisianadeltaballet.com

st. joseph ornamentFebruary 13 - Before a single note leaves his lips or one chord is strummed from his acoustic guitar, Kevin Mac convinces you to love him. His style is refreshing and honest, guaranteed to thrill the Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. audience. His words speak of love, heartache, happiness, and appreciating the small things while his fingers confirm that each song tells a story of the life he’s lived by way of his guitar. 7:00 p.m. 118 Arts drive, St. Joseph, LA. For more information call 318-766-3344 or visit http://www.stjosepharts.com

 

strauss February 20-22, 27, 28 - The Futrelle Sisters are in trouble again in Southern Hospitality with a problem that is bigger than ever!  Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing and it’s up to the sisters to save it from extinction.  Promises made to a woo salsa manufacturing company’s representative as he scouts the town as a possible location for the factory are not to be believed!   But how the Futrelle sisters and the other citizens of Fayro pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity - and a recipe for total hilarity.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

rose theatreFebruary 20, 21, 22 - If you like classic horror flicks you will love
“Attack of the Zombies,”
a shriek-and-shudder funfest presented by
the Rose YOUtheatre.
Howie, Louise, Gary and Phoebe are in charge of “Zombie Night,” the annual senior class party. They locate an abandoned farmhouse by an old graveyard. Actually, the house was once occupied by the creepy, crawly Dr. Thanatos, who tried to re-animate the dead. Vivian and Anne show up, determined to destroy the party. (They’re sore losers who wanted a sock hop instead.) Enter a grim farmer who warns the kids that it’s dangerous to stay. We soon discover why — zombies! While the decorations go up, the zombies shuffle from the graveyard. Cosmic cannibals! Its zombies versus students! The spoof races to a spine-chilling and hilarious finale. Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m. Bastrop; For more information call (318)-283-0120 or visit http://www.rosetheatre.org/

 

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masur museum March 13 - The Twin City Art Foundation’s
Off-The-Wall Fundraiser
returns to the Masur Museum of Art. In addition to the Off-The-Wall silent auction of wonderful artwork, the evening will include live music, door prizes, and the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. Proceeds from Off the Wall support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur Museum of Art. 6:30 P.M. 1400 South Grand Street. Call 318.329.2237or visit www.masurmuseum.org for more information. 

 

mso ornament March 14 - Le Bonheur: The Monroe Symphony Orchestra welcomes spring with Bach, Haydn, and Mozart. Virtuosic cellist, Cicely Parnas, will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major. Also performed this evening: Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047; Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major; Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201.
   Clay Couturiaux, conductor. 7:00 p.m.; West Monroe High School Auditorium.
For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.



la delta ballet March 26-28, 2015

Louisiana Delta Ballet hosts the
Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival!
Twenty-three Regional Companies and six hundred dancers from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, & New Mexico will travel to Monroe to showcase three amazing performances.
Ticket packages available! Louisianadeltaballet.com

rose theatreFriday and Saturday, March 27, 28 - "Alibis" Dinner Theatre revolves around a dinner party hosted by Primavera Donna. Much to the annoyance of her guests, which include a social butterfly, a playboy, a dotty chemist, an aristocrat of dubious origin, a nun who has taken a vow of silence and a part-time detective, Primavera is suspiciously missing from her own party and is later found dead. As a storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, suspicious staff and the arrival of a mysterious visitor, as they attempt to determine “Who dunnit?”
   Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Dinner served at 6:30 P.M. Tickets for MEMBERSHIP may be reserved beginning March 16.
   Tickets sales for membership and the general public will begin March 20. Call the Visitor Center (281-0911, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.) to make reservations. Tables of 8 may be reserved, if paid in advance. Tickets are $40.00.


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April 16-18
- The Duck Commanders' "BeardFest."


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June 5 and 7 - The new Louisiana Opera, presenting fully staged performances at ULM, presents the sparkling beloved comedy
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini, in the
Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Friday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m.
 

Tickets will be on sale in April, and will be $25 for general admission, with a $10 student ticket.  For more information, call 342-3247.

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April 24-25
The Twin City Ballet’s beautiful dancers and a beautiful setting combine to make an unforgettable evening for patrons of North Louisiana’s signature spring arts event, Ballet Under the Stars. Celebrated choreographers such as Joe Istre, Kelli Barclay, Diane Maroney-Grigsby, Leaia Alsup, along with others work their magic to produce a varied, full spectrum concert that covers many genres, including ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern and contemporary dance. Beautiful Kiroli Park creates the perfect backdrop for our dancers to share their incredible strength, musicality, beauty and joy of dance. Kiroli Park Amphitheater.  Spring Children’s Production – After much success, Twin City Ballet will again be presenting area school children with a fun, entertaining and educational show in Kiroli Park in conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. This production is intended to be interactive and the audience is encouraged to dance and sing along with the characters on stage. This show appeals to all generations and reminds everyone, “No one cares if you can dance, JUST GET UP AND DANCE!”  Kiroli Park Amphitheater.  For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org


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mso ornament May 2 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra
and the Monroe Symphony Chorus as we close the 2014-2015 season with a
Springtime Finale featuring one of the best-known works in the repertoire of classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor. This work is almost universally considered Beethoven’s greatest work and is considered by many to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.
   Clay Couturiaux, conductor, Deborah Chandler, chorus director.
7:00 p.m.; Jack Howard Theater at the Monroe Civic Center.
For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.

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May 3 - The premier springtime event and fundraiser for the arts!
The crowd gathers on a perfect spring Sunday afternoon for great food, jazzy music, great artwork, a beautiful bayou-side outdoor setting and a lot of fun. 
The event can be no other than the 18th annual Blend of the Bayou by Men Who Cook, Men Who Mix & Men Who Brew, held by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council to help underwrite Arts Council projects including touring age-appropriate activities to area schools.
   The wildly popular event centers around a wide array of delicious food and beverages prepared and served by 50 prominent area professionals and businessmen who generously volunteer their time and talents for the cause.  The results of their labors are served from whimsically decorated tasting tables in a pastoral bayou-side setting.  Adding the finishing touches to a perfect afternoon is a local band to provide upbeat live music for the event, artworks from over 20 area artists for sale, the Men Who Brew sponsored by Community Trust Bank and the Men Who Mix sponsored by BancorpSouth whose officers and other celebrity bartenders provide guests with their favorite libation.  5:00 until 7:00 PM.  For ticket information call (318) 396-9520 or visit www.nelaarts.com


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strauss May 8-10. 15-16 - Promises, Promises, the 1968 Broadway musical based on the 1960 film, The Apartment, based on a Neil Simon book, closes the Strauss Theatre Center season with music by Burt Bacharach.  The story of a nice guy in a world where niceness goes unnoticed and rewarded, Chuck Baxter wants to be a romantic figure, but the girls don’t remember his names, wants a promotion in his Manhattan Insurance office, but the personnel director is oblivious to him.  Shuck soon discovers what other people consider his only asset: his apartment.  Promises are made, including promotion, marriages are broken and new loves arise.  Chuck eventually decides to be his own man and to get away from what his life is in Manhattan, but something stops him just as he is about to leave.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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June 5 and 7 - The new Louisiana Opera, presenting fully staged performances at ULM, presents the sparkling beloved comedy
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini, in the
Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Friday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m.
 
Returning to Monroe to sing is New York-based baritone John Brandon, singing the charming title role of Figaro, who is The Barber of Seville. Brandon, known popularly on websites as the “bari-hunk,” joins Monroe favorite Ron Ulen, who has sung three major roles for the Louisiana Opera, and is the head of the voice department at the University of Texas-San Marcos. Ulen sang major roles in Germany and Switzerland for 19 years.  A new addition to the LA Opera this year is comic-bass Robert Allen Saunders, singing the part of Dr. Bartolo. The veteran performer is on the voice faculty at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Another comic character in the opera, the servant Ambrosius, will be performed by David Zepeda, a singer-actor who has performed countless comic roles in his thirty years’ experience singing at the Wurzburg, Germany opera house. 

The female central character of the opera is Rosina, and soprano Claire Vangelisti, who has sung the leading soprano roles in the Louisiana Opera’s last three productions, sings this delightful role.  Richard Seiler is the pianist, and Mark Ross Clark stage directs and produces the opera. The cast includes ULM voice faculty members Julian Jones and Mathew James.  Joining the ULM professors is new production member Jeffrey Peterson, opera coach at Baylor University, acting as music coach and playing harpsichord.

Tickets will be on sale in April, and will be $25 for general admission, with a $10 student ticket.  For more information, call 342-3247.


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rose theatreJune 19, 20, 21, 2015 & June 26, 27, 28 - A fast-paced, wildly funny farce, "Divorce Southern Style” at the Rose Theatre centers on the zany schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides that the time is ripe to get back together with her ex-husband. Divorced for fifteen years, and running low on cash, Eleanor Bander decides reconciliation with her ex-husband (whose second wife died the year before) is her best hope. To lure him within striking range, she tells him that their daughter is about to be married—hinting that it is a forced situation—when the truth is that the daughter is merely engaged again (for the fifth time) to her long-standing fiancée. The ex-husband, Walter, not only arrives but brings along his current flame, a former classmate who was Eleanor's competition from high-school days. As the plot thickens, which it does with growing hilarity, Eleanor's friends and neighbors become involved in the action, culminating in a surprise birthday party where the truth, at last, comes out. But Walter is prepared to forgive and forget, and falls easily into Eleanor's trap. So easily, in fact, that Eleanor is the one who now has second thoughts—deciding that it is better, after all, to stay single and broke than to resume the bickering that drove her away from Walter in the first place.
   Friday & Saturday Performances – 7:00 p.m. Sunday Performances – 2:00 p.m. Bastrop; For more information call (318)-283-0120 or visit http://www.rosetheatre.org/

 

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Some dates are tentative and subject to change.