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April, 2014

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Until Thursday May 2, 2014

 

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17th Annual ULM Juried
Student Art Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Reception and Presentation of Awards
Friday April 4, 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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Rx for Spring Fever — Brown Bag Concert Series!

Got Spring Fever? We've got the sure cure
at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s noontime outdoor Brown Bag Concerts Series! On Wednesdays in April, come soak up some sun (filled with Vitamin D!), hang out with your friends (linked to longevity!), and join us for an eclectic mix of live music performances (proven antidote for stress!). The performances are in Anna Gray Noe Park across from St. Francis Medical Center in downtown Monroe. Some seating is provided, though picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

And it’s all FREE, thanks, of course, to the Series’ sponsors, CenturyLink, Community Trust Bank, and the City of Monroe. As an extra treat, 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! So pack a brown bag lunch (healthy or not!), and we’ll provide the rest! Here’s the schedule:

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April 2
Mason Granade
April 9
Paul Amy
April 16
Josh Madden
April 23
Lauren Guerriero Creekmore

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April 2 Mason Granade

If you’re a fan of the Eagles, America, and the Beatles, then 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 come join us as we rock out the Series and usher in Spring!

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April 9 Paul Amy

We continue the series with this popular Eunice, LA native. Paul grew up hearing traditional Cajun French music all throughout the Cajun prairie of south Louisiana. A self-taught guitar player and a child of the 70s, some of his musical influences include the Eagles, Marshall Tucker Band, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffet, Neil Young, and James Taylor. Paul can also be found leading worship on Sundays at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Today he brings his own brand of Cajun French/Zydeco, acoustic rock, and Americana to the park for us as we get the Series and Springtime going strong!

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April 16 Josh Madden
You may know him from his KEDM Public Radio show "The Set List" on Saturday evenings, but today we see this ULM Mass Communications grad's other passion. When he's not teaching guitar and piano to budding musicians, he's performing live at venues around town and the region. His musical influences are Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, and Elton John on the piano, and Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Dave Matthews on guitar. Today he brings those flavors and more to us for our third outing of the Series

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April 23 Lauren Guerriero Creekmore
We kick off the series with a rising star and uplifting repertoire! Lauren is barely in her 20's but already a veteran of stage and TV, performing since age 5! She’s graced commercials and a number of musical venues and remains a popular standout in Strauss Theater productions, with a voice and stage persona as fresh as Spring. She’s planning a great mix from varied genres and eras – an appropriate start for the series and herald of the season!

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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gallery crawlApril 3 - Start visiting nine galleries hosting the Downtown Gallery Crawl on either side of the Ouachita River. On Antique Alley in West Monroe, you can peruse the works of over 30 artists, all part of the Ouachita River Art Gallery. Then, crossing the Endom Bridge and turning right on South Grand, you can visit Livaudais Gallery, which always generously hosts guest artists. Backtracking a bit to DeSiard Street, you might then stroll down to the Palace Gallery, housed in the historic, now renovated Palace Department Store. Finally, almost directly across DeSiard, you will hit the mother lode—UPSTAIRS, the Big Room, the new Downstairs Gallery + Studio, Arender Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and MAD Gallery—all located on Art Alley (formerly known as North 2nd Street).5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Downtown Monroe/West Monroe Monroe. For more information go to www.downtowngallerycrawl.com

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7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday April 3, 4, 5 and
2 pm Sunday, April 6 — Brown Auditorium, ULM Campus

 

lloyd image150x101ULM 2014 Spring Musical
Directed by Robin Stephens
Musical Direction by Dr. Jason Rinehart

presented by
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts

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Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

A young maiden called Cinderella, an abstracted boy named Jack, his mother, the giant he upsets, a childless baker and his wife, Rapunzel, a couple of princes, a witch, Little Red Riding Hood, and the wolf all find themselves in the woods, where they are forced to face their fears, and learn a few lessons along the way.

For more information visit ulm.edu/vapa/ or call 342-3811.

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masur museum April 11 - The Twin City Art Foundation’s Off-The-Wall Fundraiser for the Masur Museum of Art returns!! In addition to the silent auction of wonderful artwork, the evening will include live music, door prizes, and the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. The raffle is a trip to the destination of your choice for a value up to $5,000!! Proceeds from Off the Wall support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur Museum of Art. As the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana, the Masur Museum of Art is vital to providing quality visual art experiences to the community of Northeast Louisiana. This is accomplished through temporary exhibitions, educational programs for all ages, and the management of a permanent collection. Tickets are $50 per person and include one chance at the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. Additional chances at the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle are $50 each. You do not have to be present at the drawing on April 11 to redeem your winning raffle ticket. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street. Please call 318.329.2237 or visit www.masurmuseum.org for more information.


monroe symphony April 12 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as we close the 2013-2014 season with Four Dances from Estancia and excerpts from La Damnation de Faust paired with the world premiere of Mel Mobley’s Labored Breath. Virtuosic pianist Chu-Fang Huang will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. 7:00 p.m. Neville High School Auditorium. For more information call (318)-812-6761 or visit our website www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com.

 

twin city ballet
April 25, 26, 27 –
The annual Ballet Under the Stars is set to take stage at the Ballet Amphitheatre in beautiful Kiroli Park in West Monroe. This unique venue and ballet will offer new, original choreography in popular venues of dance created by some of your favorite choreographers. Also featured for area school children will be the continuing insights to the antics of the fun inhabitants of Holy Kiroli! The Park After Dark. The Sunday, April 27th is a “Gift Back to the City” with only the park entrance fee per car.
For more information call 388-3011 or visit www.twincityballet.org/

 

strauss youth academy

April 30, May 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
- They open a door and enter a world . . .Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free. Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts’ Young Troupe’s four adventurous schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Asian, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. But when almost all hope is lost . . . well, you’ll just have to join us for
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to see how it ends! For more information call 812 - SYAA (7922) or visit www.straussyouthacademyforthearts.com/2013-2014-season

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May, 2014

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May 4 - 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 17th annual Blend of the Bayou
by Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix, 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. 

 

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May 16 & 18-
The new LOUISIANA OPERA presents the popular opera PAGLIACCI, starring Allan Glassman, tenor, who sings at the Metropolitan Opera in New York twice this season. Also appearing is Monroe favorite Claire Vangelisti and Ron Ulen, who sang leading roles in Germany for 19 years. Joining the cast are two young professional singers who sang in LA Opera's production of La Boheme last year: Tyler Smith and Betsy Uschkrat. 7:30 p.m. May 16; 3:00 p.m. May 18 Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. For more information call (318) 342-3247.


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May 17- The Children’s Museum Tour and Luncheon
The 17th Annual Spring Home Tour and Luncheon will be May 17, 2014.  The tour features several beautiful homes with custom designs and décor that highlight gracious southern living.  A luncheon with guest speaker is planned prior to the Tour at The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum featuring former Monroyon Cindy Zollinger, who now resides in San Francisco and is President and CEO of Cornerstone Research.
Tickets to the luncheon and tour are $50 and Tour Only tickets are $20. Sponsorships are available  and seating is limited.  Call 318-361-9611 for more information, go to our website at www.nelcm.org, or like us on Facebook.

strauss theatre May 30, 31 and June 1, 5-7 - Strauss Theatre Center Main Stage explores what happens when adults and children switch roles! Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

 

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June, 2014

June 6-7, 13-15 - The Monroe Symphony League Book Fair will be held the first and second weekends in June.  Come purchase moderately priced books from a vast array of subjects.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.  Friday & Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  MSL Book Room (320 N. 4th Street, Monroe).  For more information call (318)-410-1002.

 

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July, 2014

 

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rose theatre July - Dates TBD – The Rose Theatre heats up the summer with its production of
Who's Wives Are They Anyway?  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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August, 2014

strauss mainstage August - August 1-3 - The Strauss Theatre Center Mainstage production of
Les Misérables: The Concert promises to be the hottest fundraiser of the summer! Epic, grand and uplifting, this sung-through pop opera, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, about the quest of Inspector Javert to capture escaped convict Jean Valjean, originally an honest man who was jailed for stealing a single loaf of bread to feed the family of his starving sister. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, this Broadway classic tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. (NOT part of the season membership) For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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September, 2014

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September     October    November    December    NLAC home

October, 2014

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September     October    November    December    NLAC home

November, 2014

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December, 2014

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