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October, 2013

  • 15 October

    Dial M for Murder Starts This Weekend at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This Friday night, October 18, at 7:30 PM, at the Ouachita Little Theatre, (OLT), is the long-awaited debut of the play by Frederick Knott, that ended up in the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie, Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming man who is ...

  • 10 October

    OLT Prepares for ‘Dial M for Murder’

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Alfred Hitchcock knew what he was doing when he picked certain books or plays from which to make movies. Probably the best example was Psycho. Another good one was the play written by Frederic Knott called Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming ...

  • 9 October

    Ouachita Writers’ Guild

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – After a three month holiday during the summer this year, the Ouachita Writers’ Guild, which meets at the Mena Art Gallery, is back in action and going strong. There are several new members and they, as well as the ones who have been with us for several years are meeting twice a month to improve ...

  • 1 October

    Brother Eudy Concert at OLT to Feature Kassi Moe

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), will host singer/songwriter/guitarist Brother Eudy and his show, Songs of the Ouachitas. He will be supported by local percussionist, Larry Block and bassist Gerry Johnson, as well as showcasing the talents, both individually, and in duets with him, of popular singer/songwriter Kassi Moe, who was ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    Meet the Artist: Susan Sebren

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Susan Sebren is a woman of many talents, most expressed in some form of art: painting, music, writing, gardening, cooking. She has been a member of Mena Art Gallery since 2006 and is a regular participant in the gallery’s Tuesday “Art Day.” Susan works in watercolor, pen and ink, and lately has branched into paper ...

  • 24 September

    OLT Showcase a Big Hit with Winrock Tour Attendees

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19, Mena’s Regina Walker brought a group of 27 people, the WinRock International Foundation Sustainability Tour to Mena, to visit with several local organizations to learn about their sustainability efforts. Additionally, the group enjoyed meals at several local eating establishments, including Spinelli’s Italian Grill and the new American Artisans ...

  • 19 September

    Things are Hopping at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As I’m sure many of you know, we are first and foremost an art gallery: We have different exhibits almost every month so there is always something interesting and beautiful on the walls. Right now it is the annual Ouachita Expressions competition. But that’s only the beginning: there’s something going on almost every day. Art ...

  • 18 September

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY NIKI DEMPSEY – Mena Art Gallery and I would like to invite children (ages 6 through 12) to join me on the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, for art class. Boys and girls are both welcome. Class cost is only $2 per child (to help cover cost of supplies). Space is limited to ten ...

  • 17 September

    Visitors and Community to Experience OLT Showcase

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Wednesday night, September 18, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will present a rare showcase of the wide variety of entertainment and enrichment that the theater offers to the community. This event, organized and hosted by OLT VP Rudi Timmerman, with OLT president Tim Hesse, was put together for two purposes. One is to ...

  • 10 September

    OLT Names Cast for “Dial M for Murder”

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board member, Jennifer Ogger, who will be directing the October 11–13 and 18–20 mystery, the play by Frederick Knott that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, Dial M for Murder, has named the cast for this play. Auditions were held during the week of August 11, and the following people have been selected. ...