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Get ready for an art and music spectacular

Get ready for an art and music spectacular

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under On Campus

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


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...

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...

The Hammond ballet magic on and off stage

The Hammond ballet magic on and off stage

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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

Arts in Fanfare

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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

What to expect for this Columbia season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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...