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The Lion's Roar

Winter manages double time in Columbia and classroom

Jim Winter

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

A university professor has been selected to become the new director for The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Jim Winter, associate professor of acting and directing, has recently been selected as the Artistic Director at the Columbia Theatre. This comes after the retirement of the previous...

Get ready for an art and music spectacular

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Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is hosting "Artrageous" for the community to enjoy a live art and musical experience. "Artrageous" will be held on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Roy Blackwood, executive director of the Columbia Theatre, discussed what viewers should expect to see from the art...

A twist on a classic comes to the Columbia Theatre

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

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...

Fostering romance with art

Kendall Alvis, an instructor at Painting with a Twist, teaches a class on painting a mermaid and a beach scene. Along with the Hammond Regional Arts Center and the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Painting with a Twist is a venue in Hammond that can mingle romance and art.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

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...

The Hammond ballet magic on and off stage

The Hammond Ballet Company invited professional dancers to perform with them during last year’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

According to Executive Director of the Columbia Theatre Roy Blackwood, “The Nutcracker” is the most popular production that the theatre shows. This year, the classic tale is back and will be performed Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre.  Blackwood, who is accustomed to tickets for this Hamm...

Arts in Fanfare

Fanfare celebrates the arts through performances like the dance concert

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

Through theatrical productions like “Dracula,” lectures like “Your Best 10 Minutes,” art exhibitions like “Real to Not Real,” concerts and much more, Fanfare devotes the month of October to the celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences. Director of Fanfare Roy Blackwood, executive...

What to expect for this Columbia season

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts stages multiple productions such as last year’s opera/music theatre workshop. The theater invites groups from university ensembles to children performances to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aquila Theatre.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts invites the Hammond community to see the collection of performances scheduled for the stage this season. “I strongly believe that the arts enrich a person’s life, and the earlier you’re exposed to the arts, the longer you’re gonna have to mature...

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