The Lion's Roar

A twist on a classic comes to the Columbia Theatre

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Aquila Theatre, a production company based in New York City, will make three stops to perform in Louisiana during their nationwide tour including one at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. "Frankenstein," based off the original book by Mary Shelley, is scheduled for a live performance at...

Pursuing a graphic design career

Pursuing a graphic design career

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nearly every corner of the modern world features graphic designs on movie posters, T-shirts, websites and advertisements. Graphic design garners attention worldwide, and Gary Keown, professor of graphic design, has been watching it evolve for the last 20 years. Keown said his interest in the field be...

Using a passion for art as a creative outlet

Using a passion for art as a creative outlet

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Many people live with a 9-to-5 job, but a lack of creativity could lead to a mundane life. While some people’s entire lives revolve around creativity, others enjoy having a creative outlet as a hobby. Faculty members formed the band Impaired Faculties to combine their musical talents and have fun togeth...

How artists find an audience and get the word out

How artists find an audience and get the word out

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artists incorporate a variety of techniques to promote their work to the public. L’Oreal Willams, a freshman business administration major, discussed how social media has helped her promote her photography business, “L’Oreal Productions.” “I use a lot of social media to do promoting,” stat...

Dancing in two programs

Dancing in two programs

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Two university students keep dancing throughout the winter season. Sarrah Gore, a member of the Lake Area Independent Winterguard and the university’s color guard, and Bailey Melancon, a member of the Voodoo Independent Winterguard, shared how they continue their passion for performing during the winte...

The business of starting a band

The business of starting a band

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For a band to achieve even a moderate level of success, vision and dedication is required. Bag of Donuts, a New Orleans party band, plays at various venues including festivals and clubs. The band released an original collaboration with Dr. John, a Grammy Award winner. Bag of Donuts bandmate Jerry "Don...

Months of practice pay off for siblings

Months of practice pay off for siblings

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Two students of the university’s Community Music School won the Sinfonia Division of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras. Brennan and Alana Saenz, piano and violin-playing siblings, are 10 and 9 years old, respectively. The opportunity to perform with the orchestra was a surprise for their mother, Diana S...

Fostering romance with art

Fostering romance with art

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

For an aura of romance and creativity, couples can find venues like the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Painting with a Twist and the Hammond Regional Arts Center, all located in downtown Hammond, as a way to express their feelings through art. Roy Blackwood, executive director of the Col...

Technology influences the arts

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With 11 different concentrations in the art degree program at the university, the evolution of technology has played a role in the work of professors and students. Christina Molina, assistant professor of new media and animation, explained that animation has allowed the impossible to become possible. ...

A look into the Inkslinger production

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The university theatre program began preparations for the performance of “She Danced with a Red Fish,” the winner of the 2018 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. The play, written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand, will be performed on Feb. 19-22 from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. The competition called for an origi...

‘Ruddigore’ lights up the Columbia

‘Ruddigore’ lights up the Columbia

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

Humor, love and a family curse caused a ruckus in the plot of an 1880's play. The university's Opera/Music Theatre Workshop presented "Ruddigore" on Feb 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. In this show, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, played by Ryan Blanchfield, experiences heartbreak...

Cocktails, music and Moulin Rouge await

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Hammond Regional Arts Center looks towards a third successful year of "Art of the Cocktail" with an increase in bartenders. "Art of the Cocktail" is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in HRAC. This year, the theme is Moulin Rouge, and the number of participating bartenders grew...