Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Provide Healing Music Therapy

Posted January 2017

In 2017, Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. will begin its 14th year of operations.  Their mission is to bring innovative arts experiences into healthcare settings for patients, caregivers and staff.  One of their major ongoing programs is called Lobby Arts.  This program brings live performers into both CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional […]

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Tours de Force

Posted November 2012

The St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series continues the 2012-2013 Series with a concert entitled, Tours de Force.  Virtuoso works on the concert will center on the 20th century French composer, Francis Poulenc. Guest organist Matthew Dirst will join Rapides Symphony Orchestra music director Joshua Zona and RSO string players in Poulenc’s masterpiece Concerto in […]

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RSO Presents Pops on the River

Posted September 2012

The Rapides Symphony will present its annual Pops on the River Concert on Saturday, September 29th at 7:30pm at the Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater.  The theme of the concert is “A Night at the Movies II.”  The full Rapides Symphony Orchestra will perform much of the best-known music from movies, past and present, including music from […]

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Grammy Award-Winning Chanticleer In Concert In Alexandria

Posted February 2012

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana presents the renowned twelve member vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, in concert on March 9th at 7:30pm at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Centerin Alexandria.   Named for the Chaucer Canterbury Tales “clear-singing” rooster, Chanticleer has developed a worldwide reputation for its impeccable musicianship, beauty of sound, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance to […]

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Louisiana International Piano Competition

Posted September 2011

It is time again for Alexandria to become a classical music Mecca.  The Louisiana International Piano Competition will start October 10th with its opening ceremony and end October 15th with what is sure to be an exciting final round with the Rapides Symphony.  Hearing a well played concerto is always exciting, but to get to […]

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A-Town Jazz Returns April 1st

Posted March 2011

There’s a good chance patrons of the next “A-Town Jazz” will think they’re in New York City instead of Alexandria when they attend the next evening of “A-Town Jazz” scheduled for April 1st (April Fool’s Day) at the home of Frances and Jim Hurst.  But don’t be fooled; you’re really in Alexandria! The Hursts have […]

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“A-Town Jazz” Returns February 11th

Posted February 2011

“A-Town Jazz” returns to the local music scene on February 11th, just in time for an early Valentine date with your sweetheart.  The evening is being presented at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana and underwritten by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.         Playing a return engagement at “A-Town” after […]

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A Symphony for the New World

Posted February 2011

When people tell me what piece of music turned them on to being a classical music lover (or at least classical music liker), it is more often than not Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony.   What’s not to like—it’s got memorable melodies, exciting rhythms, and a spirit that is simply contagious.  Now, you can hear it live, […]

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Celebration of Mind, Body and Faith

Posted October 2010

A musical tribute sponsored by the Red River Chorale, and performed in collaboration with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, will honor three anchor institutions in Central Louisiana that are celebrating anniversaries this year – Louisiana State University at Alexandria, Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and the Diocese of Alexandria.  The concert will be performed twice, once […]

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AMGA Presents The Chee-Weez

Posted October 2010

The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association is teaming up with The Chee-Weez of New Orleans for a rockin’ good time!  The most fun, exciting and talented band in the land comes to Alexandria to entertain the masses!  Over the last decade, thousands of club-goers, festival fans and private event shows have tapped into the most requested […]

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