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Performing Arts Series

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is proud to present to the Central Louisiana region our twelfth consecutive year of quality professional entertainment. Call 318-484-4474 for more information.

ATown Evenings: Smithfield Fair

Thursday, March 09, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: $15

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Hear perennial local favorites Smithfield Fair live at the Hearn Stage for one night only. Tickets are $15 and include snacks. A cash bar will also be available.

For over four decades, the focus of Smithfield Fair has been harmony, vocals, and original songs deftly placed over acoustic instrumentation. Smithfield Fair has presented its heartfelt original music and arrangements of traditional songs across the United States on concert and festival stages; in historic venues and theatres; at large events such as the World's Fair, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival; as well as in the most intimate coffeehouses, cafes and house concerts. Flowers In Her Hair, Longships, James of the Glen, God Never Sleeps, Flying High and other Smithfield Fair songs have become popular internationally through constant radio, satellite and internet airplay. Smithfield Fair continues to be a true original, creating hopeful and imaginative songs, and performing them with passion, honesty and humor.



Shadow Theatre Fireflies

Sunday, March 19, 2017  3:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $20, Seniors: $15, Students: $10, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $50

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Shadow theatre is an exciting journey into the world of shadows. In a mysterious space may be the most amazing adventures and there is a place for any fantasy. In unexplored planets human shadows live different exciting lives. This fantasy world is called SHADOW SPACE.
The creative team Shadow Theatre Fireflies has been performing shadow theater since 2010. The team consisted of students of Chernihiv State Technological University in Ukraine. Working in shadow theater allows the performers to realize the most daring and creative ideas. The company has been finalists of the TV talent show “Ukraine Got Talent” in Ukraine, “Minute of Fame” in Russia, “Mam Talent” in Poland, and “Das Supertalent” in Germany.
This amazing show will delight family members of all ages! 

Some Beasts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, March 24, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

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Please join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, March 24th at for a screening of Some Beasts, directed by Cameron Bruce Nelson. This film screening is part of the 2016 – 2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

About the film:

Working in an insular farming community in Appalachia, Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in the community and the discovery of a feral child living on the lam, Sal must reconcile his place in a world that lives outside of the law.

Some Beasts is the debut feature of Dallas writer/director Cameron Bruce Nelson, and stars Frank Mosley (Upstream Color), Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher), and Heather Kafka (Pit Stop).

This film was made possible with the generous support and partnership of IFP, USin- Progress, the Austin Film Society, and the Dallas Video Association.

About the filmmaker:

Cameron Bruce Nelson is a 2014 IFP Narrative Lab Fellow, who has written and directed several short films that have screened widely on the U.S. festival circuit. His first feature, Some Beasts, was one of five features selected for U.S. in Progress-Wroclaw and was a recipient of an Austin Film Society post-production grant. Nelson serves as the technical director at the Lone Star Film Festival and as an assistant programmer for Videofest. He lives in Dallas, TX.


A-Town Evenings: Caleb Elliott

Thursday, April 20, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: $15

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Caleb Elliott is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cellist based in Lafayette, LA. He’s currently working on a new album entitled “Get Me Out of Here”. On his debut album he’s backed by Louisiana favorites singer Susan Cowsill, Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys guitarist Sam Broussard. Elliott has performed throughout the United States and on television shows such as CBS: This Morning.

Tickets are $15 and include light snacks. A cash bar will also be available.



Hunky Dory Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, April 28, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

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Please join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, April 28th at for a screening of Hunky Dory, directed by Michael Curtis Johnson. This film screening is part of the 2016 – 2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

 About the film:
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His ‘cool dad’ facade quickly falls apart and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.
About the filmmaker:
Michael Curtis Johnson graduated from the directing program at the AFI Conservatory where he received a Tom Yoda scholarship and the Bridges/Larson Directing Award for his thesis film Flotsam. His first feature, Hunky Dory, was selected for IFP’s 2015 Narrative Film Lab and won a special jury award at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. His second feature, Savage Youth, was selected for the Venice Film Festival’s 2015/16 Biennale College Cinema.

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