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October, 2017

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Audition Workshop:
Dance/Sing, Sunday, 1 pm,
Nov. 5, Brown Auditorium.

Attendance at the workshop is
not required to audition on November 19.

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Tell Siri (or Alexa),
"Schedule me for fun on Wednesdays at Brown Bag Concerts Series!"

Use Siri (or Alexa) for something really important! Create a calendar entry for lunch each Wednesday in October at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s noontime outdoor Brown Bag Concert Series! Pack a picnic and come on down to Monroe’s own urban oasis, beautiful Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe (across from St. Francis Medical Center). Unplug, kick back, and enjoy the ever-changing show -- country, rock, show tunes, blues, old standards, and much more. Some seating is provided, though picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Of course, the performances are FREE, thanks to CenturyLink, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe.

Not sure? We’ll sweeten the day with free sweets! We’ve got complimentary cookies, thanks to Mulhearn Corporation, and lemonade and water, courtesy First Baptist Church of Monroe (which is also our in-case-of-rain venue)! Thanks also to Kilpatrick’s for providing a tent to shade for our performers as the put on the show! Check out the lineup, then put that digital assistant to work scheduling you to play!


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October 18
The Oden Family

Another husband-wife duo, Greg and Kristen Oden are active participants in local, regional, and national music education and performance. Both are faculty at West Monroe High School, Greg as choral director and Kristen teaching piano lab and assisting in the vocal music dept. Greg has also conducted choirs in great cathedrals worldwide including at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Kristen is a sought-after soprano and adjudicator and teacher to private piano and vocal students. Not surprisingly, their two kids are following in their talented footsteps! Son Blake is a ULM nursing student, but he makes time for the ULM Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Daughter Morgan, a sophomore at WMHS, is active in the Rebel Choir and Band. Come hear for yourself as the family brings all this inspiring talent, training, and skill to the stage for our third outing of the series.

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October 25 Mike McKenzie
This opener for Tim McGraw, T Graham Brown, and Bryan White closes our series with his own unique style. Mike McKenzie is one of the busiest performers in the region, something he’s been doing since he was a kid, playing everyone’s favorite country, classic rock, and funk. Mike’s appearances are always fun and entertaining, and we’re excited to wrap up the series with this local legend!


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 or find us on Facebook!


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Saturday, October 21, 7pm

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Experience Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 while you watch a fascinating light show putting the music into motion. Each sound of the strings and winds produces a vibrant hue of light. The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition 2017 Winner, Darko Varga, will also take the stage to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.

General Admission: $25; Students: $5
201 Riggs Street, West Monroe LA 71291
Phone: 318-812-6761

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Talk of the Town

Saturday, October 28th | 7:30 p.m.
Brown Theatre | University of Louisiana - Monroe

Come be a part of the season opening event of Twin City Ballet Company during a sparkling evening performance at 7:30 on Saturday October 28 at Brown Auditorium on the campus of ULM. This mixed repertoire concert will feature high energy, soulful contemporary pieces choreographed by Leaia Alsup and Joe Istre and performed by the Senior Company dancers. Music will feature a combination of new and old favorites such as Mumord and Sons and Willie Nelson. Talented Kristy Nilsson returns to TCB to choreograph a contemporary pointe piece set to music by Ezio Bosso.



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Until – Thursday, November 2, 2017

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“Laughter is A Risk
(and other struggles we choose for ourselves)”
Acrylic and gouache paintings by Joshua Chambers,
Bossier City, LA.

Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

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Bry Art Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8am - 4:30pm, Fri. 8am - 11:30am.
For more information visit or call 342-1375

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October 26th - 29th, and November 3rd and 4th.

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A murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then.

Tickets are on sale now!
Show dates are October 26th - 29th, and November 3rd and 4th.

Tickets are $30 plus tax Adult/ $10 plus tax for students.

Call the Box office at 318-323-6681 or go to our website at and get your tickets today.

You'll want to get them fast,
you wouldn't want to be caught...DEAD...without a ticket!

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November, 2017

masur ornament November 4, 2-5 PM: Variety. Variety, like the name implies, is like a variety show. It is an inter-generational cultural experience that will take place at the Masur five times a year. Each edition will feature a new line-up each time! Expect visual and performing arts, kids art activities, and fun for the entire family. FREE admission and activities! 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA

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Food Fight on the ‘Front

Saturday, November 11,
11am - 2pm

ESA Alpha Gamma Chapter is hosting the second annual Food Truck Competition,
Food Fight on the ‘Front, at the Origin Bank Riverwalk in Monroe from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 in celebration of Veteran's Day!

    Attendees are invited to enjoy the nice weather while watching local food trucks battle it out for the best in the biz title. Entry fee is $5 or $3 with valid military ID with children 5 and under being admitted for free. Entry fee allows one vote for your favorite (People's Choice).

Try samples from The Cookout, 2 Dudes Catering, and Catfish Charlies, and many more!  

There will also be a Celebrity Judges Award. A special thank you to those judges who have the tough task of choosing the second annual Food Fight on the ‘Front Champion – Tara Ambrose and John Reynolds.

Enjoy live music, face painting, a jumper for the kids along with other vendors with items to purchase. 

Net proceeds this year will benefit the Ouachita Regional Veteran Association. Visit their website at, or their Facebook page at “ORVA Ouachita Regional Veterans Association, Inc” for more information. ESA will also be accepting donations for the Veterans Home of NELA.

About ESA:
ESA is a nonprofit service organization that makes a difference in the lives of others. We work together in support of important causes, develop meaningful and lasting relationships, and encourage personal growth.
    Since 1929, ESA has created a powerful network of more than 1,000 chapters to excel in community education, service and philanthropy. “Hands-on” philanthropic endeavors provide more than 650,000 hours of direct service to those in need. Each year, ESA’s 15,000 members also help to raise over $10 million for charitable causes.
     The Monroe/West Monroe chapter of ESA, Alpha Gamma, was formed on March 15, 1970. Today, Alpha Gamma can be best recognized for its St. Jude’s Dream Home project, however, the chapter also works diligently to provide support to other local, national, and international charities

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