The Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Council will host Pointe Coupee Lagniappe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Poydras Center on Main Street in New Roads.
This will be the third performance in the arts council’s 2011 Performing Arts Series and will feature four performers with Pointe Coupee Parish connections: Ebony Benton, Jamie Leonard, Jose Coloma and Yova Slesserera.
Benton and Leonard, two vocalists who attended school in Pointe Coupee Parish, will provide musical performances.
Benton is a graduate of Pointe Coupee Central High School and studied music at Southern University. She earned her bachelor of science degree in music education from Southern, along with a bachelor of arts degree in vocal music performance.
Leonard is a graduate of Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee. She studied music at LSU and earned a degree in vocal music and music education. Also performing will be Coloma and Slessarera, instructors from the Centre for the Arts in New Roads.
Coloma is a guitar instructor who moved to the United States from Peru to pursue music. He came to the Centre for the Arts from New Orleans.
Coloma also has numerous recordings, including many with The Freddy Omar Band, and also has opened for New Orleans favorite Jimmy Buffet. Violinist Slessarera recently moved to Baton Rouge when her husband became the newest conductor of the LSU symphony.
For tickets or more information, call (225) 964-7727.