Archive for January, 2016

RSO Welcomes Maestro Giancarlo De Lorenzo to Open 2016

Posted January 2016

For the Symphony’s first concert of the new year, we welcome guest conductor Giancarlo De Lorenzo, leading the orchestra in music from his native Italy.  I am often asked questions about having someone other than me leading the orchestra.  After all, you never see guest football coaches!  Well, I think that it is good for […]

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Louisiana’s Health Rankings For 2015

Posted January 2016

It’s early in the year and still time for 2016 New Year’s resolutions, hopefully based on statistics gleaned from 2015 data.  America’s Health Rankings, compiled by the United Health Foundation, provides a snapshot of state health in 2015.   Louisiana, alas, has much to ponder and even more to improve.   Sadly, our state received an […]

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Cabbage Goulash and Avoyel Stew

Posted January 2016

Baby, it’s cold outside! There’s no better time for comfort food as we come off a great Christmas season and ringing in the New Year in grand style. Like everyone else, we want to attempt to keep our resolutions of a healthier lifestyle; but still want warm foods in this cooler weather. We have selected […]

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Retirement Risk

Posted January 2016

Most of us think living a long life is a good thing; and, for a variety of reasons, women have a better chance of realizing that goal. However, with long life comes certain risks, and those that live longer need to be aware of them. In the October 2015 Financial Advisor magazine, there was an […]

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Mardi Gras Season Begins For Cenla

Posted January 2016

Come catch Mardi Gras fun in the Heart of Louisiana–now with two weekends of festivities!   Pineville will kick off Mardi Gras festivities on Friday, January 29th with their second Pineville Light the Night Parade. This evening parade begins on College Boulevard at 6:00pm, travels down Main Street, crosses the Jackson Street Bridge into Alexandria, […]

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Ramblings From A 90-Year-Old

Posted January 2016

The bands marched and played old songs.  The beautiful girls kept cadence, twirling batons.  The city fathers and mothers rode in expensive cars draped in crepe paper.  Children followed colorful floats, hollering, “Throw me something!”  Horns blew, babies cried, and clowns worked the crowd.  The governor, mayor and a few Hollywood stars brought up the […]

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Will You Touch the Butt?

Posted January 2016

Finding Nemo is a wonderful children’s movie about a little fish that disobeys his overprotective father and ventures out into the wide blue ocean.  His first act of bravery is to swim out from his home and touch a large boat, which his sheltered friends mistakenly refer to as “the Butt”.    Many of us are […]

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River Oaks Outreach Ceramics Project

Posted January 2016

Since 2010, the River Oaks Outreach Ceramics Project, under the instruction of River Oaks resident artists, has provided nearly three hundred sessions of visual art lessons to developmentally disabled clients between the ages of 17 through 35 from Rapides ARC and Pecan Grove Training Centers. Providing a positive expressive outlet in an external environment, basic […]

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January 2016 Picture Page

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January 2016 Calendar

Posted January 2016

Arts   Ongoing-January: Arts &  Healthcare, Inc. Exhibits. During the month of January, Arts &  Healthcare, Inc. presents art by Charlie White in the Christus Gallery for Reflection and Healing, located in the Cabrini Outpatient Center (1st floor across from Radiology); and the art of Barry Owen in the Rapides Gallery, located in the South […]

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