Music

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Bayou Jamb is Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at ULM Malone Stadium. The event includes football games, activities, and community involvement. 

Bayou Jamb began as a way to raise money and give back to the community. The event centers around football, but features food, activities for kids, and live music as well. Bayou Jamb is the biggest high school sports event in Louisiana.

The football game line-ups are as follows:Friday, August 24

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"Doug Duffey and BADD" are hosting a release party for their latest album, "Funkify Ya-Self," Saturday, August 18, at 9 p.m. at Enoch's Irish Pub and Cafe. The 8-track CD features fresh funk tunes from the four-piece band.

American Routes Shortcuts: Cedric Burnside

Aug 17, 2018

Cedric Burnside heard hill country blues from his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, also known as Big Daddy. As a youth, Cedric toured with Big Daddy playing drums in his band and with elders Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Once of age, Cedric formed the “Juke Joint Duo” with friend Lightnin’ Malcolm, and later the Cedric Burnside Project. His 2015 album Descendants of Hill Country was nominated for a Grammy. But it began for him living with his grandparents in Holly Springs, MS.

 

Cadets Stop At Malone Stadium

Jul 23, 2018
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The 10-time Drum Corps International World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus on Tuesday, July 24 for a day of rehearsals followed by a performance.

The Corps will present their 2018 show in Malone Stadium at approximately 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the rehearsals and performance.

According to Corps Director Dr. Drew Shanefield, the 2018 program was inspired by the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, "Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking."

Mel Mobley / New Music on the Bayou

New Music on the Bayou Festival is May 31 - June 2 in Ruston and Monroe. The concert series features both local and international composers.

Ali Owens / ULM Chamber Ensemble

The 2018 ULM Composer in Residence is Dr. Baljinder Sekhon. His music is being performed Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

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Come see young artists shine at the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition Saturday, January 13th in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition is hosted by the Monroe Symphony League as a fundraiser for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, as well as a chance to seek out local young talent from the surrounding area. The competition has been running for nearly 40 years.

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KEDM will feature many special programs this holiday season. Join us on our 2017 holiday journey.

December 14

9 a.m.   Christmas with The Mormon  Tabernacle Choir 

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings familiar carols along with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Hosted by Julie Amacher.

1 p.m. Advent Voices

New Orleans Music Stars Fade Away, Others Are Rising

Oct 27, 2017
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With this week's death of Fats Domino, a generation of New Orleans musical royalty fades further away.

 But some of the stars who helped put New Orleans on the musical map in the '50s, '60s and '70s are still performing, like Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville and Deacon John Moore.

 And younger New Orleans-born stars continue to make their mark: Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste and members of the musical Marsalis family, among others.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

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