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Columbia Theatre to present "An Evening with Edwin Edwards"

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “An Evening with Edwin Edwards” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:45 p.m. 
      Patrons can purchase a ticket for a cocktail reception and book signing to be held in the theatre’s Conference Center prior to the 6:30 p.m. lecture.
      The former four-term governor of Louisiana, Edwards has garnered significant media attention lately since his release from prison and recent marriage. He will share his experiences in prison and address his latest book with Leo Honeycutt. He will also speak about the accomplishments during his administrations, focusing on education, culture, and various pieces of legislation.
      “No one is neutral in their opinion of this veteran of Louisiana’s highest office. Gov. Edwards’ colorful career is as fascinating as his famous wit, challenging experiences and insightful perspectives,” said C. Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theatre interim director. “Ever the politician, he can charm the butter off your toast just as he successfully guided our state through some challenging times. Come enjoy an evening with this Louisiana Legend. You won’t be sorry.”
      Tickets are $50 for the cocktail reception, book signing and lecture and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Tickets for the lecture only are $35. Patrons may also get tickets online at

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