Film seeks extras

The feature film Fire With Fire is seeking African-American males with visible tattoos (the more the better) to play Crips gang members. If interested, send current pictures (show tattoos) as well as phone numbers, name, height and weight and availability to

July 4th concert

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform its annual July 4th concert on the steps of the State Capitol at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 4.

Mt. Rushmore trip

A senior citizen trip to Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills of South Dakota is being planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 10. Total cost is $879. For details, call Leslie Tassin at (225) 769-5872.

Jazz concerts

LSU School of Music’s Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz concert series continues Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8, at the school’s Recital Hall, corner of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road on the LSU campus. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128.

Fireworks show

It turns out that the Donaldsonville fireworks show on Sunday, July 3, will happen after all. Enjoy great food, family fun and live music from the Harvey Wallbangers and Avenue Cruisers.

Journey concert

Tickets are on sale for the Sept. 10 Journey concert, which will take place at the New Orleans Arena. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Blue Dog exhibit

The LSU Museum of Art will host an exhibit titled Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art and Other Collections. The exhibit will run July 23-Sept. 18. Rodrigue recently unveiled an original painting of an LSU-clad Blue Dog titled “A Number One Tiger Fan.” Proceeds from sales of that print will benefit the Tiger Athletic Foundation.


Call to artists

Entries are being accepted for the upcoming Summer Judged Show at Independence Park Theatre Gallery July 14-Sept. 15. Artists can submit a maximum of five entries at $10 (entry fee) per painting. For details, call the Louisiana Art & Artists Guild at (225) 926-4657.

Haggard concert

Tickets are on sale for the Aug. 9 Merle Haggard concert at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets are $35-$55. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.


Yoga at the Manship

Yoga classes taught by Alvin A. Temple will be held at the Manship Theatre downtown this summer. The classes are designed to increase strength and flexibility, and improve mental well-being. Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For cost and other details, call (225) 344-0334.

WWII Museum trip

The St. James Episcopal seniors will host a day trip to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans on July 13 to see Beyond All Boundaries. The film was created exclusively for the museum. Cost of the trip is $75 per person, and includes motor coach transportation, buffet lunch and a live music show performed by the Victory Belles. Call (225) 387-5141.

Free museum visits

Military families can receive free admission to museums participating in the Blue Star Museum program now through Labor Day. This includes the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, the LSU Museum of Art, and the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen.

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