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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The St. Francis Foundation is selling tickets for the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle until October 30, at 10:00 a.m. A 2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited and a 2018 Nissan Titan Pro 4X are being raffled off, and 100% of the proceeds from this raffle benefit St. Francis NICU, PICU and Pediatric Unit. 

More information about the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle is available here.

Katie Anzalone / The Parlor House

Dogue: Getting Chic for Our Shelter is a runway show benefiting SOS Pets of Ouachita. The party is Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m., and features live music, dancing, and a silent auction.

courtesy Masur Museum

Masur Museum is hosting pARTy 318 Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 1400 South Grand St. in Monroe. The free block party celebrates art in the Monroe and West Monroe communities.

pARTy 318 began as a way to get more people interested in the Masur Museum of Art. More information is available here.

Anita Breen / Strauss Theatre

Strauss Theatre Center is presenting "The Cover of Life," a play based in Louisiana during World War II, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. The play tells the story of three women keeping the home fires burning while their husbands are at war.

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Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday, Oct. 6, Sunday, Oct. 7, Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Proceeds go to support the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and music education events.

Monroe Symphony League (MSL) is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to music education, according to member Mark Henderson. The league was founded in 1972 by five women who saw a need for more financial support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and music education efforts in the Northeast Louisiana region.

Ann Bloxom Smith / The Schepis Museum

The Schepis Museum is hosting Water/Ways, an exhibit from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, September 30-November 10. The exhibit explores the relationship between people and water.

"Water/Ways" is an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Museum on Main Street (MoMS) series. Kristopher Kelley, Assistant Manager of the Schepis Museum, says the exhibit is about the nature of water in people's daily lives. From agriculture to processing, water affects every aspect of human life. 

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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