The Lion's Roar

The Hammond Regional Arts Center's annual membership gala featured music from the Julio and Cesar Band. The Cuban-styled night also included a display of cigar box guitars.

HRAC infuses membership gala with Cuba

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter May 13, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center celebrated its annual membership gala with a display of Cuban cigar box guitars, drinks and food from Mojitos Bistro and the Julio and Cesar Band. The festivities were...

Many members of the community, including relatives of the artists, visited the Hammond Regional Arts Center during its opening reception. Artwork ranging from paintings to sculptures will be on display through Mar. 29.

Rising artists showcase their projects

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter March 9, 2019

Artists in grades K-12 have their works on display in downtown Hammond. The Hammond Regional Arts Center held the opening reception for the "Young Artists Exhibition" on Friday, Mar. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Maureen...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center promotes the arts through exhibitions and events like the Common Read, inviting Kate Moore, author of

A community nurtures the arts

Zachary Araki , Assistant Editor February 5, 2019

Through more than an exhibition, the Hammond Regional Arts Center promotes and brings local, regional and national art to its community. According to Tara Bennett, media coordinator for the HRAC, the...

Ameal Cameron, an alumnus, publicized his new album through his performance at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

When a staircase becomes a stage

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter September 13, 2018

Live performances, beverages and an intimate atmosphere have attracted Hammond’s residents to the Hammond Regional Arts Center for the past three months. The HRAC’s most recent series entitled “Playing...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center featured the culinary arts of Chef Jay Ducote of Gov’t Taco on July 9. Ducote made his place in the culinary media world with his blog “Bite and Booze” and by appearing on culinary shows such as “Food Network Star” and “MasterChef.”

Ducote’s journey in culinary arts and media

Jennifer Dettwiller, Staff Reporter July 23, 2018

Chef Jay Ducote of Gov’t Taco began his path of becoming a chef in an unusual way.  Ducote had a string of unrelated jobs, first as a high school math teacher and baseball coach. Then, he went to...

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