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Neville High School

Saturday and Sunday, March 18th and 19th, Neville High School's Speech and Drama Department will be presenting The Crucible. The play will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Neville's auditorium.

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Saturday, March 11th the Louisiana Delta Ballet is putting on its 10th annual Dancing with the Louisiana Stars fundraisers. This dancing competition, based on the popular Dancing with the Stars  TV series, will be held at the Monroe Civic Center at 7 p.m. preceded by a pre- party at 6 p.m. Dancing with the Louisiana Stars pairs 'local celebrities' with dancers from the Louisiana Delta Ballet. 

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Saturday, February 25th is the opening of the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts's latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This musical performance follows the story of the biblical character Joseph and his 11 brothers. 

The commonly known story of Joseph from Genesis, often referred to as the 'coat of many colors' story, follows Joseph's life after his brothers sell him into slavery.

"It's the story of redemption for the brothers, and shows how Joseph deals with this hardship in his life," says Walter Allen, SYAA executive director.

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Who knew a clarinet could be glorious?

Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Monroe Symphony Orchestra will be holding its Glorious Clarinet concert in the Brown Auditorium on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

The concert includes four works of music with German and Italian influences. Before the concert, at 6:15 p.m., the Conductor's Chat features a panel discussion featuring Conductor Clay Couturiaux, Soloist Scot Humes, and Monroe Symphony Chorus Director Deborah Chandler.

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Strauss Theatre's opening night of French farce, Boeing Boeing, is Friday, February 10th. Boeing Boeing will run from February 10th to February 18th with afternoon and evening shows. 

Boeing Boeing, set in the 1960's, is the story of a French bachelor, Bernard, who is engaged to three different stewardesses, none of whom know about the other. After a visit from an old school mate, Bernard's life finds itself becoming complicated. Stories and lies tangle when all three stewardesses end up in town at the same time. 

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Thursday, February 2nd the Downtown Gallery Crawl is starting back up for the new year. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  downtown Monroe and West Monroe will be open for those searching for artwork and a good time. 

This month's crawl will include ten galleries across the Monroe and West Monroe area. The Big Room Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery are collaborating to display artwork from some of Louisiana Tech's art students. Other galleries in the crawl include, the Outside Gallery, the Palace Gallery, and the Arender Gallery. 

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This Thursday, February 2nd, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is screening the documentary Shake 'Em On Down at the Dixie Center for the Arts. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. 

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is put on through the South Arts program of Atlanta, Georgia. This has allowed the NCLAC to put on three films in the fall and continue with three films in the spring.

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This Thursday, January 19th, the Masur Museum of Art is holding a reception for the Everything is Abstract exhibition. The premise of this exhibition is to display how any attempt to depict an object changes how that object is perceived.

Jackie Garrison is a local, self published author. Her book, Timeline Memoirs of a Bipolar Christian, ​that will be published in January, tells the story of her mood swings, manic highs, and depressive lows. 

Garrison's writing tackles the stigma against bipolar disorder. She hopes that through her honesty other people that struggle with mood altering disorders will be able to go seek help. She wrote the book with the purpose to help others because when she went through her episode she felt as if she wasn't helping anyone.

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Saturday, December  10th at the Monroe Civic Center the silent film, The Snowman, will come to life with help from the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the Monroe Symphony Chorus. 

Howard Blake's The Snowman, is the well known Christmas story of a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life. The Monroe Symphony is adding its own twist on this movie through sound. The first half of the movie will have the orchestra's music behind it helping tell the story, while the second half of the movie will be accompanied by the chorus.

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