The exhibit, Recent Work by The Tripod — Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk, will open Friday, March 15, in the Community Gallery, second floor, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. A reception is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, March 22, and the show runs through Friday, April 19. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Teachers honored

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will close its 64th season of the Masterworks Series, sponsored by Investar Bank, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Preceding the concert, executive director Alan Hopper and education director Adam Arango will announce the winners of the annual “Teacher of the Year” awards. The 2013 “Music Teacher of the Year” awards will be presented to Mary Johnson, an elementary music teacher at The Dufrocq School. The 2013 “Classroom Teacher of the Year” award will be presented to Trenille Scott, a physical education teacher at Winbourne Elementary. A new award, the “Music Ensemble Teacher of the Year,” will be presented to Nicole Mlynczak, a middle school band teacher at Glasgow Middle School. Finally, this year’s Teacher of Distinction is Kelvin Jones of West Feliciana High School. For more information, call (225) 383-0500.



Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will conduct auditions for its Youth Ballet summer tour, beginning with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Auditions are for dancers ages 10-14, and there is a $5 audition fee. Also, tickets are on sale for the ballet theater’s fourth annual Dancin’ in the Street fundraiser, set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Perkins Rowe Great Hall. Tickets are $25 until 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, or $35 at the door. To register for auditions or for tickets, call (225) 766-8379 or visit the website.


At Frameworks

The exhibit, The Ides of Art, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. The show features work by Billie Bourgeois, Michael Secor and Carol Ordogne, and runs through Monday, April 15. For more information, email

Artwork at Theatre BR

Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd., is featuring artwork by Geraldine Broussard and Brenda Parisi through Friday, March 24. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (225) 924-6494.

Madhatters tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony League’s 2013 Mad Hatters’ Luncheon set for Monday, March 18, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. For tickets, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 105.

Exhibit at Southern

The exhibit African Connections: Works of Art by Malaika Favorite and Ronald Kennedy will run through Friday, March 15, at the Southern University Visual Arts Gallery in Hayden Hall on campus. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The show was curated by Randell Henry, associate professor of art and faculty guest curator at Southern. Admission is free.


The LSU School of Music has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

  • 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, LSU Cinema for the Ears Concert, new LSU Band Hall, Aster Drive on campus. Admission is free.
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, the LSU Wind Ensemble kicks off its tour with a concert in the LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Donald McKinney is the conductor. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, faculty, staff, seniors; and $12, students.
  • 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, Christopher O’Riley performs J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” in his final recital as the Visiting Distinguished Artist at LSU in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $28, general admission; $19, faculty, staff, seniors; $10, students.
  • 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Double Reed Day at LSU, LSU School of Music, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

For Recital Hall tickets, call (225) 578-6941. For LSU Union Theater tickets, call (225) 578-5128.


Photo awards

At the Louisiana Photographic Society’s meeting on Feb. 21, Tommy Graner awarded first-place ribbons to photo contest winners Renée Pierce for black and white, Jackie Wilson for Level B and Linda Medine for Level A. Featured speaker and organization president Gene Bachman spoke on using Lightroom to convert color images to black and white.


Brush with Burden

The Brush with Burden Art Show continues from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Burden Orangerie, 4560 Essen Lane. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 763-3990.

Workshop set

Registration is open for the “Camera Basics Workshop,” by Jay Patel of the Louisiana Photographic Society, set for 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Jones Creek Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. To register, email

Concerto winner

A Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School student has won the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra contest. Ten-year-old violinist Umika Kuroda, of Mandeville, won the competition and will be rewarded with a solo performance with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Roussel Hall on the Loyola University campus in New Orleans. Kuroda is a student at Pontchartrain Elementary School and has studied violin for four years under the direction of Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva. Tickets are $25, VIP; $15 adults; $5 students; and free for children age 5 and younger. For tickets, call (504) 865-2074 or email

Leggett in New York

Jordan Leggett, a Southeastern Louisiana University vocal performance senior from Slidell, has been accepted for further studies by the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. The academy is a two-year program that prepares its students for the musical theater industry. “My dream is to be on Broadway, and now I’m going to be in New York,” Leggett said. “Hopefully I will develop the right contacts so that I can establish a life there.” Leggett begins his journey in New York at AMDA on a partial scholarship in October.

At the Grand Opera House

Tickets are on sale for several productions at the Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley:

  • Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, the Notre Dame High School Drama Club’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • Thursday, April 4, The Hit Men, featuring music of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
  • Thursday, April 11, ArtsPower’s production of The Rainbow Fish.
  • Saturday, April 20, American Tapestry, featuring music that has become woven into the fabric of American culture over generations.
  • Saturday, May 4, “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser for Rotary, Crowley Christian Care and Community Outreach Corporation.

For tickets, prices and specific times, call (337) 785-0440 or visit the website.


DreamGirls tickets

Tickets are on sale for the traveling Broadway production of DreamGirls at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette.

Tickets are $55-$65. For tickets or more information, call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website.


Peter Pan tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Hahnville High School Theatre Department’s production of Peter Pan set for 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, and Thursday and Friday, March 21-22. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, students. For more information, email For tickets, visit the website.


Max in New Orleans

The Angela King Gallery, 241 Royal St., New Orleans, will show work from revolutionary pop artist Peter Max’s Masters Series through Tuesday, April 9. The show opened March 9 with an appearance by Max and features his interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas. For more information, call (504) 949-3999.


At Jonathan Ferrara

The exhibit, Dark Water, featuring new work by Brian Borrello, will run through Saturday, March 30, at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 522.5471 or email