Dance and Music Highlight Fanfare's upcoming week


Monday, October 2, 2023 Fanfare logo
by: Tonya Lowentritt

 HAMMOND – One dance and two musical concerts highlight the events scheduled the second week during the 37th season of Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual fall arts festival.     
    First up is a History and Political Science Department lecture on Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. Scheduled in the Pottle Music Recital Hall, Louisiana’s Poet Laureate and Southeastern’s Writer-in-Residence Alison Pelegrin will discuss her work, how she became a poet, what poets contribute to society, and her role as poet laureate. Immediately after, she will read from her collections, including The Zydeco Tablets, Big Muddy River of Stars, Hurricane Party, Waterlines, and Our Lady of Bewilderment. A book signing will follow the presentation.
    Southeastern Dance Performance Project will present “The Circle” in Pottle Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12. Led by Artistic Director Keith “Skip” Costa, the concert explores the significance of family through the use of dance, original music and spoken word. Tickets are $10 for students, seniors and veterans and $15 general admission.
    Also scheduled Oct. 11 is a concert by the University Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Titled “Thad Jones Centennial,” the concert will be directed by Michael Brothers and held in the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
    An art exhibit opens in downtown Hammond on Oct. 13 at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Titled “Vanishing Pages,” the exhibit will feature art by Amy Neill, Amy Schwartzmann Harvie, and Diana Clements. The artwork will remain on display through Nov. 9 and can be viewed Wednesday through Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.     
    Lastly, on Oct. 13, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present a benefit concert by Mary’s Wish. Titled “Tango in the Night: An Evening of Music by Fleetwood Mac,” the concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Columbia Theatre and Lion’s Connected, a Southeastern program that provides young adults with intellectual disabilities an inclusive college experience while preparing them to become contributing members of society. Tickets prices range from $20 to $30.
    Fanfare events are free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-549-2999.

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