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Entertainer Mable John Returns to NELA for Celebration, Film Screening

Mable John

Entertainer Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. The community of Bastrop will celebrate John's 88th birthday at a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Evans Business Plaza, 710 South Washington Street. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.

        At 6:30 p.m., the historic Rose Theatre in Bastrop will host a screening of the Academy and Grammy Award-winning 2013 film 20 Feet from Stardom. The documentary film features John and other performers who served as backup singers to famous artists.

       John sang backup for Ray Charles and even released a few singles of her own. Sponsorships are available for $200 and includes 4 tickets to the showing. Individual tickets to the screening are $15. Tickets are available by calling the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber office at 318-325-1961 or at