Ali Owens

Lagniappe Producer

Originally from West Monroe, Ali Owens is a Senior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She intends to graduate in the Spring of 2019 and go on to pursue a degree in Arts Administration.


Ali is very involved in music at ULM as a member of the Concert and Chamber choirs. She has appeared in several ULM Theatre productions, including Pirates of Penzance and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She has also performed at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts and West Monroe High School.


In her free time, Ali enjoys live music, painting, and spending time with her friends.

Ways to Connect

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Pete Adams, Executive Director of Louisiana District Attorneys Association, called into KEDM Thursday to discuss the upcoming vote on Louisiana Amendment 2. On November 6th, an amendment to the Louisiana constitution will be on the ballot to change this law. If passed, Louisiana would go from needing ten jurors approval to convict to all twelve.

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is performing nostalgic tunes from the Saturday morning classic Schoolhouse Rock in the sequel to the live show, Schoolhouse Rock Live, Too! Performances are as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

Tickets and more information about Schoolhouse Rock Live, Too! are available here.

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The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum is celebrating 20 years of family-friendly fun Saturday, September 22 from 10-5 p.m. The party features fun activities for kids and a concert for the family.

More information about the Children's Museum is available here.

Adrienne LaFrance Wells / Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

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Louisiana Conference on Bullying and Teen Suicide is Thursday, September 13 at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center in Ruston. The conference discusses different types of bullying, the causes behind teen suicide, and ways to help prevent the two from occurring.

Bullying is defined by three traits:

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Metropolitan Opera Tenor Soloist Arnold Rawls is performing Sunday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at The Assembly in West Monroe. Rawls is a native of West Monroe and is joined by the choirs of his alma maters, West Monroe High School Rebel Choir and University of Louisiana Monroe Concert Choir.

Jessee Carlton Fleenor (D), a candidate for the U.S. Representative 5th Congressional District, stopped by KEDM Thursday, August 30 to talk with News Director Cory Crowe about his life and candidacy.

More information about Jessee Fleenor is available here.

Ida Wilson / Continuing Education

The Division of Continuing Education at the University of Louisiana Monroe works to provide life-long learning opportunities. "Continuing Education gives ULM the opportunity to reach out and work with the community on courses to 'continue education,'" says Ida Gaines, the coordinator of non-credit programs. In addition to youth summer camps and activities, Continuing Education offers classes during the school year, starting in September.

Evelyn Stewart / Masur Museum of Art

Masur Museum of Art is showing work chosen in the 55th Annual Juried Competition until October 13. The exhibit includes contemporary artwork from across the nation.

Charles Evans / The Rose Theatre

The Rose Theatre is hosting a matinee concert featuring The Bad Monkey Brass Band September 2. The benefit concert is part of "The Blooming of the Rose," an effort to bring The Rose Theatre back to life in Bastrop.

"The Rose Theatre is a cultural venue for performing arts, such as theatre and concerts," says Charles Evans of the Rose. The theatre started as a vaudeville theatre in the 1930s and has since operated as a movie theatre and performing arts venue.