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March, 2017

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artfest

Advance call for volunteers
for April 29.

We are looking for volunteers to help make the day a success.  All volunteers that work 4 hours or more get free food and a shirt!

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More info can be found at artfest318.com

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SYAA’s 2016-2017 Classroom Series
Spring 2017 Schedule




Sat., Apr. 22: Additional Sat. rehearsal for all 5-12 yr. old classes
Sun., Apr. 23 @ 2 p.m. & Tues., Apr. 25 @ 6 p.m.: Classroom Showcase
Thurs., May 11 @ 7 p.m.: SYAA Gala

Daily Schedule for
2016-2017 Classroom Series

**All classes are 3:45-5:15 unless otherwise noted
Mondays:
• Improv 101 (Ages 10-18)
• Young Singers (Ages 8-12)

Tuesdays:
• SYAA on Tour (Ages 12-18)**
• Creative Kids (Ages 5-7, 3:45-4:45)

Thursdays:
• Young Performers (Ages 8-12)

Fridays:
• Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 10-18)
• Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12, Tentative)

Saturdays:
• Tech Theatre for Teens (Ages 12-18, 10-12 noon, excluding Sat. with audition workshops)

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God in the Garden Exhibit
runs through August 19.

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Welcomes God in the Garden an exhibit of thirty impressionistic views of gardens and flowers by Henrietta Milan. All exhibited works are for sale with some of the proceeds benefiting the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.

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Until - Friday, March 24

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24th Annual High School Junior/Senior Art Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Awards Reception: Thursday, Mar. 9, 5:30 - 7 pm

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

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Saturday, March 18 -
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents the
Monroe Symphony Orchestra in this rousing Simply Sinatra featuring Steve Lippia, known worldwide for interpreting the best of the Big Band era and American Classic Pop by bringing back the timeless appeal of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” repertoire, including Come Fly with Me, New York, New York, My Kind of Town and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.  This sought after entertainer has headlined in Las Vegas, New York and across Europe and has performed with symphonies across the US including The Boston Pops. 7:00 p.m., Monroe Civic Center Arena.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.mymso.org/

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7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 23, 24, 25,
and 2:00 pm Sunday March 26.

All performances held in Brown Auditorium.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts presents their Spring Musical, Pippin, March 23-26 in Brown Auditorium. This musical tells the magical and colorful story of the young prince Pippin’s quest to discover passion and purpose for his life. Directed and choreographed by Robin Stephens and musically prepared and conducted by Julian Jones, Pippin's journey reminds everyone of the true value of forgiveness, happiness and love.

Tickets $15 • 318.342.1414 • ulm.edu/vapa

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SPECIAL EVENT
KEDM DIRECTOR’S GALA
Saturday, March 25, 5pm, $45, 318.342.5556


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Thursday, March 30

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LECTURE by Joshua Chambers,
guest juror for the upcoming
20th Annual ULM Juried Student Art Exhibition
Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus


2:00-3:00pm, Sandall Hall 236

You can find out more about him here http://www.joshuachambers.net/2015

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

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April, 2017

masur ornament April 1, 2-5 PM. Children’s Drop-in Activity 
Bring your children and make an art project based on the current exhibition! Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display. FREE. Any age child is welcome! 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA

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A Musical Theatrical Production

Saturday, April 1, Public Show, 6:00 pm
LSUS University Center Theater, Shreveport

Thursday, April 13, School & Special Groups, 9:30 am
Saturday, April 15, Public Show, 6:00 pm
Monroe Civic Center, Jack Robinson Theater

Adults $15.00
Children Ages 5-8 $8.00

For questions or ticket sales, contact Carolyn’s Dance Land at (318) 512-2397

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Monday, April 3 - Friday, May 5

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20th Annual ULM Juried Student Art Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Awards Reception: Friday, April 7, 5 - 7 pm

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

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Slip in a Little Extra Weekend Each Wednesday in April
at Brown Bag Concerts!


Slip a little extra weekend feeling into your Wednesdays in April! Join us for a noon hour of sunshine, soft breezes, and song at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s outdoor Brown Bag Concerts series. Come down to Monroe’s own urban oasis, beautiful Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe (across from St. Francis Medical Center). Pack a picnic, or just bring yourself and pick up lunch at the park from 2 Dudes Catering. The show changes each week -- a mix of show tunes, country, rock, 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.

But there's more! Top off that 2 Dudes lunch with free cookies, thanks to Mulhearn Corporation, then kick back with free tea courtesy First Baptist Church of Monroe (which is also our in-case-of-rain venue)! Check out the lineup, then mark your calendar to save the date for a mid-week touch of weekend all month!

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April 5 Mike McKenzie
This opener for Tim McGraw, T Graham Brown, and Bryan White opens 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 kick off the series with this local legend!

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April 12

Julian Jones,
Brooke BeDoit
and Landry Allen

ULM music faculty member Julian Jones is perhaps best known for his extraordinary, gifted piano performances at ULM and in the region. What you may not know is that one of the most joyous ways he expresses his art is training and working with young musicians. Today we get to see two of our area’s best and brightest, as joining Julian are West Ouachita sophomore Landry Allen and West Monroe sophomore Brooke BeDoit. Both are part of the 1st United Methodist West Monroe’s Cross and Flame praise and worship team and have performed as part of the ACDA National Honor Choir. These three talents will be backed up by Brian Allen on drums and Danny Allen on bass, so we have a great day in store for us down at the park!

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April 19
Mason Granade

A long-time series favorite, Mason been performing for over thirty years and is a regular at such diverse venues as regional cafes and night spots and as Worship Leader at Bethel Baptist Church in West Monroe. If your playlist includes Eagles, America, and the Beatles, Mason’s your guy! You may also have heard his popular album recorded with Matthews-Granade on the radio or in R-Squared movies, “New Hope” and “Flag of My Father,” where he even had a cameo! Sneak a listen online at www.masongranade.com, then join us for this rocking outcome at the park!


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April 26 Lisa Lee Phifer and
Sarah Katherine McCallum

Popular local vocalist Lisa Lee is back to mellow out the series! Lisa is known for her rich, honeyed voice and her eclectic, one-of-a-kind performances. Joining Lisa is a new series performer, Sarah Katherine McCallum. You may know Sarah as the 2016 Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen or have seen her in productions at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts and Ruston Community Theater. Today this dynamic duo will treat us with easy listening classic country, soft rock, blues, pop and fifties tunes – and probably a few surprises – as we close out the series and Spring.

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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Off the Wall: Friday, April 7, 6:30 - 9:30. 
8th Annual Off the Wall!
Join us for the 8th 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!
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: $50 per person, includes one chance at the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle
Extra chance at Bon Voyage Trip Raffle: $20 each

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Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults. 
April 10 - 12, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

$35 museum members / $50 non-members

Learn Calligraphy!
Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Taught by Lucinda Hickey, this workshop will provide you with the skills a beginner needs to master calligraphy. You will learn the alphabet in Italic font, proper spacing for writing text, and get a primer on the history of calligraphy, as well as fonts more difficult than Italics. This class will be built around a Speedball 3.5 chisel point marker, but you will have an opportunity to try your hand at a fountain pen on the final day. The museum will provide all supplies for this workshop including two calligraphy markers to take home. The workshop will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on April 10th through the 12th. It will cost $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

To Register:
To sign up online, visit www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events and click on the "Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults" link. If the class does not appear on the list of events, it is at capacity. To be on the waiting list for the class, please email Jenny at info@masurmuseum.org or call (318) 329-2237. 

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 tcb ornament April 20-23 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 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, call 318-388-3011 or visit http://www.twincityballet.org

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
Apr. 27@ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day





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artfest

 

 

Saturday, April 29th from 10am-6pm.
The Downtown
Spring Art Festival

Great food, amazing local art, lots of other local hand made goods (honey, hot sauce, soaps), good music, and more free things for KIDS than you can imagine.

Admission is $5 for adults and
free for kids under 12

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mso ornamentApril 29 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Clay Couturiaux for A Tchaikovsky Spectacular with a program that guarantees a nonstop feast of appealing themes and lavish orchestral color.  Follow Tchaikovsky through the trials of the Fifth Symphony as he confronts doubt and destiny and navigates a hard-earned triumph.  Why do we adore Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony so much?  It’s because he speaks directly to us with the orchestra as his voice.  Sorrow, joy, passion, triumph, the forces of Fate - it's all there in the music.  It's there in the striking dramatic gestures, fabulous melodies and irresistible waltz rhythms; it's there in the sheer intensity of emotion.  This All-Tchaikovsky Spectacular will also have you on the edge of your seat when Russian-born pianist Gleb Ivanov adds “musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning” (The New York Times) to this explosive concert with Tchaikovsky's impassioned, beloved and bold Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. 7:00 p.m., Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Fri., Apr. 28 @ 7 p.m.
- Sat., Apr. 29 @ 2 p.m.
- Sun., Apr. 30 @ 3 p.m.

 

 

 

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May, 2017

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
May 2 & 4 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Sat., May 6 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., May 7 @ 3 p.m.

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masur ornament May 6, 2-5 PM. Children’s Drop-in Activity 
Bring your children and make an art project based on the current exhibition! Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display. FREE. Any age child is welcome! 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA

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mso ornament May 10 – Encourage your child’s teacher to make reservations for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Safari, the annual educational concert geared to children in 1st -5th grades.  Students have an opportunity to listen to the orchestra, see it perform and, following the concert, meet the musicians and play some of the instruments they’ve heard.  The specific program has not been selected but previous concerts include Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf, and Babar the Little Elephant. Brown Theatre, ULM.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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stauss May 12-14 & 18-20 – It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It at Strauss Theatre Center! In this new George & Ira Gershwin musical, wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding.  Thinking Jimmy and his bride will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in his basement.  But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up for the wedding, hijinks ensue.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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SYAA
Sun., May 21: SYAA Senior Showcase

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June, 2017

masur ornament June 3, 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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la opera


Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.
The Louisiana Opera presents:
Susannah, an American drama by Carlisle Floyd

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July, 2017

masur ornament July 1, 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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August, 2017

masur ornament August 5, 2-5 PM. Children’s Drop-in Activity 
Bring your children and make an art project based on the current exhibition! Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display. FREE. Any age child is welcome! 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA

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September, 2017

masur ornament September 9, 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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October, 2017

masur ornament October 7, 2-5 PM. Children’s Drop-in Activity 
Bring your children and make an art project based on the current exhibition! Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display. FREE. Any age child is welcome! 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA

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masur ornament October 12, 5:30 - 8:30 pARTy 318
The Masur Museum and Marsala Beverage present our next pARTy 318! Pop in after work for this popular event. This free party features an open bar, door prizes, transportation to and from your vehicle, live music and local eats. Bring money for the food trucks. We will have amazing art vendors as well. We will  also have giant Jenga, normal Jenga, Cornhole, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Sorry!, Pass the Pig, and some decks of cards laying around for your entertainment. Who does not like free libations and hobnobbing? We will sneak a few more surprises in too. Check us out on Facebook for more information or call 318.329.2237. PARTY 318 will take place at the museum, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA. FREE.

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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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December, 2017

 


 

 

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