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“The Way We Worked” at Haas Auditorium in Bunkie


[ February 27, 2014; ] Dr. Donald Yates, Ph.D. LSUA
Smithsonian Museum on Main Street
“The Way We Worked”
Thursday February 27, 2014
6:00 pm at HAAS AUDITORIUM, 208 PERSHING HWY, Bunkie, La
Dr. Donald Yates, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor of Business at LSU-Alexandria.  His presentation is; Watson: The Cloud on the Horizon No Bigger Than a Man’s Hand”.  Sub Title: The coming [...]

Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series featuring Mosaic Dialect


[ February 28, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series featuring Mosaic Dialect
Friday, February 28  ~  6:30-8:30pm
“Salt of the Earth” is the theme for the evening’s spoken word performances, reflecting and elevating in poetic vibrations on the root of African American life. Featuring “Poetic X” from Shreveport. Mosaic Dialect is a collective of Alexandria “poets in motion,” [...]

Victory Belles to be in Alexandria

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, LA – The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles will be in Alexandria this weekend.

The Victory Belles are a charming vocal trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes, audience interaction, and musical hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, and God [...]

Mardi Gras Events in Central LA


[ February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014. ] When you think Mardi Gras, the first thing that pops in your head is probably a picture of the streets of New Orleans filled with rowdy, raucous parades. We have a different idea of Mardi Gras in Central Louisiana. Our parades are family-friendly, daytime parades. The Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade starts the [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club presents BarBQue On The Bayou

[ February 21, 2014; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Location: On the Bayou in Lecompte Across From CENLA Family Medical Center
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11am – 2pm
A BBQ Sandwich, Chips and Dessert – $5.00
Make Checks Payable to Lecompte Rotary Club
Tickets Available at:
H&H Appliance & Furniture
Lea’s Lunchroom
Lecompte Hardware
Pearson’s Drugs
Poole Brothers Nursery
Or any Rotary Member
Proceeds Benefit Local Projects In Cheneyville, Lecompte, Forest Hill

Current Projects

-Welding and Carpentry [...]

Art Lecture This Week at AMoA


[ February 21, 2014; ] “The Long Memory”
African Diaspora Art History and the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
Art Lecture by Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd

Friday, February 21 @ 6:00pm – FREE and open to the public
Art historian and Interim Executive Director, New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, will present an image slideshow and lecture on themes related to [...]

Senior Citizens Black History Month Celebration

[ February 20, 2014; ] Who: Senior Citizens from Rapides Parish

What: Black History Month Celebration

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014; 9:30 am

Where: Pineville Senior Center, 801 Main St, Pineville, LA

Why: Senior citizens from throughout Rapides parish will gather to celebrate Black History Month at the Pineville Senior Citizens’ Center.  Participants will be greeted by Ms. Juanita Vanderhoeven, Rapides Senior Citizens’ Centers [...]

Monday concert to honor music of Charles Mingus

[ February 24, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES  — The Northwestern State University Tuesday Night Jazz Combo will present a musical celebration of Charles Mingus and his music from the Civil Rights era Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The program will include “Better Git It In Your Soul,” “Fables of [...]

Krewe of Kolbi Bow Wow Walking the Dog in Mardi Gras 2014


[ February 19, 2014 to March 1, 2014. ] The Krewe of Kolbi Bow Wow, co-founded in 2000 by the late Zoo Director, Leslie Whitt, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary.  Bow Wow Krewe members are excited once again to march in this year’s Alexandria Children’s Parade on Mardi Gras Saturday, March 1, 2014.   It’s a wonderful opportunity for pampered pets to “strut their stuff”, [...]

Flutist Emily Butterfield to perform Thursday

[ February 20, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Flutist Dr. Emily Butterfield of the University of Central Oklahoma will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The program will include works by Camille Saint Saens, Francis Poulenc, Ian Clarke and Albert Roussel.

Butterfield teaches applied [...]

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