Adain Bass

Student Producer

Originally from Columbia, Mississippi, Adain is a Communications major with a focus of Public Relations at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She intends to graduate in the Spring of 2022, followed by training to begin a career as a stewardess.

Adain is involved in the color guard for the ULM Sound of Today marching band. She also enjoys various genres of music, rock climbing, and glass blowing.

Eugene Grasset /

The Masur Museum of Art presents the new Treasures of Art Nouveau exhibition. This exhibition will be available for viewing from Thursday, September 5, to Wednesday, November 23. While the exhibit opens on September 5, there is a free public reception the following day from 5 to 7 p.m. with Annemarie Sawkins, PhD. 

The Masur Museum is also announcing “Vintage Monroe” Antiques Appraisal Day, held at the museum. This fundraiser is on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where three local antique experts will be offering appraisals on personal items for $10 an item.

Strauss Theatre /

Strauss Theatre presents Godspell 2012 Revised Version. Showings start on Thursday, September 5, for patron night and run Thursday through Sunday the first two weekends in September.  

Show times are 7 p.m. for Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. 

Downtown Arts Alliance /

The Downtown Arts Alliance is hosting the last Downtown Gallery Crawl of the summer on Thursday, August 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Downtown Arts Alliance is a non-profit comprised of a working board of volunteers. The board ensures that the Downtown Gallery Crawl shows new fine art from local, regional and national artists six times a year. 

Anthony Kelly /

The Ouachita Parish Public Library will culminate the summer reading challenge with the Read Strong challenge on August 3. Library Director Robin Toms has set the goal of 19,000 pages read in one day. “I’m challenging everyone in the parish to come into any branch, pick up a book, and just read,” Toms said. “It doesn’t matter what type of book, it doesn’t matter how many pages you read, it doesn’t matter how long you read.

Julie Pimentel /

Saturday, July 27, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is teaming up with Blue Sky Yoga to host a fundraiser. This fundraiser will be from 1:30 to 4:30 with three different events at Blue Sky Yoga’s studio.

The first event is a Nutrition Vitality talk with Hope Anderson Fruge at 1:30. This will be an informative conversation on ways to awaken and nurture the body.

The second event is Yoga for Everybody at 2:15. This is an opportunity for guests to explore yoga through gentle movements and breathing techniques with Arely Castillo.

solarpluvia /

Saturday, July 27, is a busy day for Loretta Crow-Seymour, with two different community events taking place. From 9 to 11 a.m., Horse Assisted Therapy Services will be hosting a Barn Show in Calhoun. This Barn Show will give riders the opportunity to show the skills they have learned, there will be a silent auction, and a T-shirt sale.

Proceeds will go towards helping families put their loved ones through the HATS program. 


The Wellspring of NELA /

On Saturday, August 17, The Wellspring is holding their 2nd Annual Bowl and Bling. 

This event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Bayou Bowl in Monroe. This is an adult only event with food and drinks being provided by Fieldhouse Bar & Grill and Marsala Beverage.

There will also be a variety of music being played by DJ TBayB during this event and prize drawings. Each bowling team can have up to six people on it.

Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express /

Friday, July 26, Ouachita Live presents Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express as this month’s live concert in downtown West Monroe.

This month’s Ouachita Live is also the first to be held at Alley Park, a section of Natchitoches Street in West Monroe undergoing renovations to become a new central gathering place in downtown West Monroe.

The festivities of Ouachita Live begin at 5:30 p.m. with food trucks, shopping, and bouncy houses for children.

Asja Jordan / Potential 2 Kinetic

Saturday, July 27, Potential 2 Kinetic (P2K) is partnering with Ouachita Green and Keep West Monroe Beautiful to provide an opportunity for people to participate in a yoga class and a community clean-up. 

Shannon Rider / Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District

Shannon Rider from the Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury gives KEDM listeners some inside information on mosquito prevention and protection.