Ali Owens

Lagniappe Producer

Originally from West Monroe, Ali Owens is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She intends to graduate in the Spring of 2019 and go on to pursue a degree in Arts Administration.

 

Ali is very involved in music at ULM and currently holds the position of Choral Librarian for the Choral Department. She has appeared in several ULM Theatre productions, including Pirates of Penzance and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She has also performed at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts and West Monroe High School.

 

In her free time, Ali enjoys live music, painting, and spending time with her friends.

Ways to Connect

Katie Brumfield / Louisiana Tech Promotions

Shakespeare's Ophelia and friends fight off zombies, witches and fairy foes at the Louisiana Tech University production of "Living Dead in Denmark," which runs January 30 through February 4 at the Arthur W. Stone Theatre.

Living Dead in Denmark is a modern-day, post-apocalyptic tale of Ophelia searching for her lost love in Qui Nguyen's sequel to "Hamlet." The show takes Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Juliet, and Horatio, some of Shakespeare's greatest characters, and puts them together to survive while fighting zombies, witches, and evil fairies.

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
Courtesy of Sarah Hoffman, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

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January 15-19 is No Name-Calling Week. Jason Stewart, the founder and executive director of Straightway Youth gives his thoughts on the causes and effects of bullying.

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Learn more about local agriculture at the 2018 AgExpo January 19-20 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center!

2018's AgExpo will host a wide array of educational seminars and trade show booths for people of all ages. There are over 150 booths in the main area of the expo, featuring local honey, wine, and other agriculture products for farmers of all kinds. "We really cover a large group of people, from the home gardener to people who are commercial farmers," says Jeff Landry of Landry Vineyards and the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council.

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Help a child in the foster care system by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate! CASA of Northeast Louisana is looking for volunteers for the new year. Training begins Thursday, January 18 at 5:30 at the Center for Children & Families.

Kathy Wyatt / Won in One

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to give a one-minute "elevator pitch" and compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 in the "Won in One," idea pitch competition on Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m. at the Robert H. Rawle Enterprise Center in Ruston.

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On New Year's Day, Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the City of Monroe's 2018 focus is City Employee Community Benevolent Projects.

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Come see young artists shine at the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition Saturday, January 13th in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition is hosted by the Monroe Symphony League as a fundraiser for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, as well as a chance to seek out local young talent from the surrounding area. The competition has been running for nearly 40 years.

It's OK to Be a Mentor

Jan 10, 2018

January is National Mentoring Month. Corporal Larry Wilson of the Monroe Police Department shares information about the OK Program in the Monroe, Louisiana area.

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The 2018 Martin Luther King "Day of Service" takes place on Monday, January 15. University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College will honor the 2018 MLK Day of Service by donating items to the Desiard St. Shelter.

Community members are encouraged to “Take a Day On” this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by participating in the National MLK Day of Service. Volunteers will deliver packaged goods to the Desiard St. Shelter and Renewal Center Monday, January 15.

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