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Every Wednesday in April, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will be presenting the Brown Bag Concert Series in Anna Gray Noe Park. These concerts will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The goal of the Brown Bag series is to provide community members free entertainment through other community members. The concerts allow local artists to showcase their talents. The line up for the month of April includes many fan favorite artists.

April Line Up

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Friday, April 7th, the Masur Museum of Art is holding its 8th annual Off the Wall fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Off the Wall is the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year. 

Proceeds from Off the Wall, named for its intent to get artwork in the silent auction 'off the walls',  go to support the exhibitions and educations programs held at the Masur Museum of Art. This event will include live music by Arthur Stewart and Jesse Grinter, food provided by Chef Pat Nolan, along with a silent art auction and the popular Bon Voyage Raffle.

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The United States Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus will be traveling all the way from Washington D.C. to perform at Rayville High School's Arts Center on Thursday, April 6th, at 7 p.m.

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Saturday, March 18th, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra is holding its Spring POP's Concert, Simply Sinatra. The concert will be held in the Monroe Civic Center Arena at 7 p.m.

Steve Lippia, a practical double for Sinatra's voice, will be the guest singer at this concert. Lippia will be singing classic Sinatra music, along with classical swing music. Still an orchestra concert, Lippia will be accompanied by the orchestra.

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Friday night, December 16th the Monroe Civic Center will be filled for the annual Louisiana Delta Ballet Christmas Gala. This year's ballet is 'Twas the Night Before a Cajun Christmas, a Southern take on the classic holiday story.

In this re-imagined story, Santa faces a swamp witch when he stops his new sleigh in New Orleans. Santa will have to work with frogs, alligators, lightning bugs, and crawfish, along with other bayou creatures to bring a happy ending to this Christmas season. 

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This Thursday, December 15, the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce is presenting  An Acoustic Christmas at the Glenwood Medical Mall. Starting at 6 p.m. the concert will be filled with Christmas music by acoustic guitars.

An Acoustic Christmas, will feature local talents Dan Sumner, John Farmer, and vocalist Betsy Lowe. This concert is free to the public, but there will be limited seating for the event. Along with free music, there will be hot chocolate and coffee provided by CC's Coffeehouse. 

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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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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker kicks off its United States and Canadian tour in Baton Rouge, and will be at​ the Jack Howard Theare in Monroe Monday, November 21st at 7 p.m. The Great Russian Nutcracker has been preformed in the United States by the Moscow Ballet since 1993. 

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Phoebe Mathys was an artist with the Ouachita River Art Gallery and an educator at Louisiana Tech University. Thursday, November 17th from 6 to 8 p.m., the Ouachita River Art Gallery invites artists and friends to join them in honoring her life. 

Phoebe Mathys helped the Ouachita River Art Gallery gain credibility because of her art. The gallery will show  a private collection of Phoebe's art. Lisa Spann and Rod Allen Payne will be performing music, and the event includes refreshments. 

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The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is hosting the Great American Songbook in concert Saturday, November 4th at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Cory Trahan, Lisa Lee Phifer, and Richard Seiler, a local trio of ten years.

This Saturday's concert will be held to honor Tommy Usrey's retirement as President of the Northeast Louisiana's Arts Council. The trio will be performing some of their favorite American classics from Broadway and jazz to pop repertoire. 

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