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2016    January    February    March    April    May    June    July    August    
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January, 2016

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    Monday, January 19 – Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Vitus Shell “The Good Bad Ugly”

Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

 

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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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The Rural Underserved Presenters and Representatives of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council tours are made possible through the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 
The Spring 2016 RUPAR Tours
are supported by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation wit the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Works and the North Delta Food and Wine Festival.
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The Malpass Brothers Tour
http://themalpassbrothers.com/

For Information about concert locations, times and cost,
please contact the individual presenters.

January 19 - Lincoln Parish Library (Ruston) - 318-251-5030
January 20 - Madison Parish Library (Tallulah) - 318-574-4308
January 21 - Concordia Parish Library (Vidalia) - 318-757-1941
January 22 - Princess Theatre (Winnsboro) - 318-435-6299
January 23 - Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. (St. Joseph) - 318-766-3344

The Malpass Brothers were steeped in country music from an early age when their grandfather began teaching them how to play songs by Hank Williams, Sr., Merle Haggard, Porter Wagoner, Kitty Wells and Ernest Tubb on the guitar. With traditional country music ingrained into them, it only seemed fitting that they would carry on that family tradition. Little did they know that one day it would lead to a steady gig of performing on stage with one of the country music legends their grandfather admired.  Energized by their recent success of touring with Haggard and the release of their new album, the brothers continue to strive to take their music career to the next level.  "My brother Taylor and I do the type of music we do because this music speaks to us, and speaks to the souls of its listeners. For us, traditional country music is the ‘real deal,’ every song portrays life’s joys, heartaches, problems and happiness. It comes from the heart, and has depth and truth. Nothing is sugar coated. Our goal, really, is to see this music be revived, to help ensure it doesn’t fade away. It is so encouraging to have young people come to our shows with a new interest in our ‘old music.’ Being able to introduce what we love to another generation feels like a great accomplishment for us. We want this music to be around for our children’s children.”

— Christopher Malpass

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February, 2016

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February 5 -
Now in its 8th season,
Dancing With The Louisiana Stars,
is the party of the year! Cheer on your local celebrities as they compete for the 2016 championship in a fun-filled evening raising funds for the Louisiana Delta Ballet!
VIP Party and Seating at 6:00 p.m.; Show at 7:00 p.m. Monroe Civic Center Arena;

For more information call 345-1155 or visit http://www.louisianadeltaballet.com

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Friday, February 12 - Valentine's Day Party and excerpts from
CAROUSEL, by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Kilbourne Hall, Grace Church,
All tickets are $40 per ticket, and they are available at
Fiesta Nutrition, 1211 N. 18th St. Monroe
Billy   Corey McKern
Julie   Betsy Uschkrat
Mr. Snow   Tyler Smith
Carrie   Claire Vangelisti
Nettie   Lynn Clark
Jigger   Ron Ulen
Piano   Richard Seiler















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uary 13 - Everyone’s favorite Monroe Symphony Pops Orchestra featuring Modern Classics: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Featured musicians include Julian Jones, piano, Bach Norwood, bass, Dan Sumner, guitar, Larry Anderson, drums.  Featured vocalists include Krista Bettevy and Chase Miller. 
Monroe Civic Center Arena, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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The Rural Underserved Presenters and Representatives of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council tours are made possible through the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 
The Spring 2016 RUPAR Tours
are supported by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation wit the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Works and the North Delta Food and Wine Festival.
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Jaimee Paul Tour

 


http://alkahestartists.net/www/docs/277.969/jaimee paul always and forever

For Information about concert locations, times and cost,
please contact the individual presenters.

February 17 - Madison Parish Library (Tallulah) - 318-574-4308
February 18 - Concordia Parish Library (Vidalia) - 318-757-1941
February 19 - Princess Theatre (Winnsboro) - 318-435-6299
February 20 - Bernice Historical Society (Bernice) - 318-285-2433
February 21 - Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. (St. Joseph) - 318-766-3344
February 22 - Jackson Parish Library (Jonesboro) - 318-259-5697

There's a reason why the melodies of Great American Songbook have withstood the test of time. Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believe in the strength and beauty of these songs by creating a fresh take on them and making them their own. Ranging from jazz standards of the 30's, stretching to pop standards of the 70's, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn't be just another concert, but an evening of fun, love and happiness that should be experienced and remembered, “Always And Forever."

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February 19-21, 26, 27 - The Musical  is far from a typical murder mystery with its game of cat and mouse. For all intents and purposes, the murder victim is happily aware of his upcoming demise and relishes in carrying out his plot responsibility. The suspects, the weapons and the mansion come to life straight from Anthony E. Pratt’s classic board game and the audience is invited to play “The Game”. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com  

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March, 2016

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March 5 - 11 - Mary Poppins - Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft, Mary Poppins is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P. L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. Public Performances: March 5, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; March 6, 3:00 p.m.; March 12, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; March 13, 3:00 p.m.

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The Rural Underserved Presenters and Representatives of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council tours are made possible through the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 
The Spring 2016 RUPAR Tours
are supported by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation wit the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Works and the North Delta Food and Wine Festival.
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Martin Dube Tour
http://www.martindube.ca/en


For Information about concert locations, times and cost,
please contact the individual presenters.

March 8 - Lincoln Parish Library (Ruston) - 318-251-5030
March 9 - Madison Parish Library (Tallulah) - 318-574-4308
March 10 - Concordia Parish Library (Vidalia) - 318-757-1941
March 11 - Princess Theatre (Winnsboro) - 318-435-6299
March 12 - Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. (St. Joseph) - 318-766-3344
March 14 - Rose Theatre (Bastrop) - 318-281-0911

Who is Martin Dube? A vocal range spanning 5 octaves permits him to flawlessly imitate both male and female voices. Possessing a catalog of songs by hundreds of internationally renowned artists Martin has performed over 1200 performances in flawless English, French and Spanish, spanning over 20. Martin Dube has built a career on Ambition, Audacity and Amoré. Who would have guessed that this young Montrealer would one day sing on some of the world’s grandest stages; from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to the legendary La Scala Opera House in Milan. As well as, touring the world on cruise ships and performing in some of the world’s most majestic palaces. It was an eventful performance in the United States that led Martin to encounter Joe Bodolai, the producer of the iconic Saturday Night Live. Joe would go on to become Martin’s head writer in regards to his English career and shows.

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Qi Cao, winner of the 2015 Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition, playing Wieniawski’s “Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Faust.”  The evening program features the “Spring Symphony” by Schumann and the celebrated “William Tell Overture” by Rossini. 
West Monroe High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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March 19 -
The Power of Easter, the grace and beauty of classically trained ballet dancers, and the dynamics of live music, makes for the perfect Spring Arts production. Power & Grace – the Easter Celebration is back by popular demand and promises an evening of music and dance that has been bringing audiences to their feet since 2000. This unique performance experience has become the signature event for Louisiana Delta Ballet, combining the company’s local professional level dancers with local and professional vocalists, musicians, and community leaders throughout Northeast Louisiana.
Monroe Civic Center’s Jack Howard Theater. 7:30 P.M.
For more information call 345-1155 or visit http://www.louisianadeltaballet.com

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April, 2016

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masur ornament April 1 - Join us for the 7th Annual Off the Wall fundraiser
at the Masur Museum of Art! OTW is the area's premier art auction featuring an excellent selection of affordable art by artists in our community and all over the country. This year we are also offering an expanded bar and delicious food catered by Chef Pat Nolan, both of which will nicely pair with live music!! And don’t forget the ever popular Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. The raffle is a trip to the destination of your choice for a value up to $3,000!!
Support your local art museum; please join us for one of the best parties in the Twin Cities!

6:30 - 9:30, Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street, $50 per person.
For more information visit http://www.masurmuseum.org/ or call 318-329-2237.

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Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m.
TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini

University of Louisiana-Monroe, Recital Hall
Sung in Italian with English titles Tickets $25/students $10
                  Tosca final cast:
Tosca   Rebecca Wascoe
Cavaradossi   Allan Glassman
Scarpia   Ron Ulen
Conductor   Jeffrey Peterson
  The cast will also include:
  Bill Bugg, Nathanael Medlin, Matthew James,
Julian Jones, Sierra Ethridge,
members of the Delta Youth Chorale;
members of the Monroe Symphony Chorus,
ULM students, and community members
Director   Mark Ross Clark
Piano   Richard Seiler
Costumes   Margaret Hall
Sets   Steve Burnside

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strauss April 8-10, 15, 16 - The Producers
Winner of twelve Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography, The Producers follows down-on-his-luck producer, Max Bialystock, who teams up with timid accountant, Leo Bloom, in a get-rich-quick scheme to produce the worst play on Broadway. Offhandedly, Leo muses that, if Max found investors for a flop, he could legally keep all the extra money. Suddenly, Max's eyes light up -- and in that moment, Leo Bloom is gloriously corruptible! Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures and many show business in-jokes. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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Ballet Under the Stars
. Celebrated choreographers 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.
For more information visit http://www.twincityballet.org

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mso logoApril 30 - The Monroe Symphony Pops Orchestra
closes out the Sapphire Season with the sounds of Broadway.  Imagine classic songs being completely reinvented. Imagine an evening full of showtunes presented with a contemporary flare. You’ve just envisioned The Broadway Boys who decided to focus and develop their product into the “symphony of sound” that they have become. The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to showtunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.  “An explosive evening of entertainment!”  http://bwayboys.com/
The Broadway Boys appearance courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council through a collaboration with the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 

Monroe Civic Center Arena, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/           

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The Rural Underserved Presenters and Representatives of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council tours are made possible through the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Presenters Network. 
The Spring 2016 RUPAR Tours
are supported by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation wit the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Works and the North Delta Food and Wine Festival.
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The Broadway Boys Tour
http://www.bwayboys.com/


For Information about concert locations,
times and cost, please contact the
individual presenters.



April 30 - Monroe Symphony Orchestra
(Monroe) - 318-812-6761
May 2 - Schepis Museum (Columbia) - 318-649-9931
May 3 - Lincoln Parish Library (Ruston) - 318-251-5030
May 4 - Madison Parish Library (Tallulah) - 318-574-4308
May 5 - Concordia Parish Library (Vidalia) - 318-757-1941
May 6 - Doorway to Louisiana (Lake Providence) - 318-559-5125
May 7 - Princess Theatre (Winnsboro) - 318-435-6299
May 8 - Saint Joseph Arts, Inc. (St. Joseph) - 318-766-3344

Imagine watching a show with unparalleled vocals and explosive energy. Imagine classic songs being completely reinvented. Imagine an evening full of showtunes presented with a contemporary flare. You’ve just envisioned the Broadway Boys.
The Broadway Boys were created in June of 2005 to play a single night at a club in New York City. The overwhelming response and a packed bar forced the club to bring the boys back again for another sold out evening. Realizing that this group had serious growth potential, The Boys decided to focus and develop their product into the “symphony of sound” that they have become. The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to showtunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.
   The group serves two main purposes: Introducing audiences outside the theater community to genres of music they may not be familiar with by fusing Broadway music and Pop styles AND presenting the Broadway community and its audiences, often sick of singers rehashing the same old songs, with new arrangements of songs they are all too familiar with.

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May 7 - May 15 -  Jungle Book - Come along on an extraordinary adventure in this dramatic adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel featuring everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle.  With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about ’Jungle Law.’  But the jungle is also the home of Shere Khan, the dangerous man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. Come get lost in the jungle as Mowgli and his friends at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts learn the true meaning of the word ‘family. Public Performances:  May 7, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; May 8, 3:00 p.m.; May 14, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., May 15, 3:00 p.m.

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Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.
THE MAGIC FLUTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

University of Lousiana-Monroe, Recital Hall Tickets $25/students $10
Sung in German (with English titles),
dialogue in new English version by Mark Ross Clark

      The Magic Flute final cast:
Pamina
  Betsy Uschkrat
Tamino   Tyler Smith
Papageno   Corey McKern
Papagena   Margaret Ann Zentner
Monostatos   Julian Jones
Queen of the Night   Kelly Holst
Sarastro   John Paul White
Three Ladies   Claire Vangelisti, Kristen Oden, Lynn Clark
Priests   Seth Russell, Mark Payton
Three Boys   from Delta Youth Chorale
Male chorus   from community, ULM students
Director   Mark Ross Clark
Piano   Richard Seiler
Costumes   Margaret Hall
Sets   Steve Burnside




















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