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Charlie Brown to Present Special Performances

BY JUDY THOMPSON – During the six dates for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, there will be three special performances at the Ouachita Little Theatre. This delightful family musical directed by Judy Kropp begins on Thursday evening, April 16. There will not be a Friday performance that week and the play will continue on Saturday evening, April 18, and ...

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High School Artists’ Entries Due

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery’s (MAG) annual High School Art Competition will be open for entries at 607 Mena Street from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 8. The competition is open to all artists of high school age (grades 9 through 12) in any media. Entries submitted for previously judged MAG shows cannot be ...

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Why be a Member of Mena Art Gallery?

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – After all, admission is free to almost all the events at the gallery. Why bother? There are a number of reasons, and high on the list is that the gallery is a non-profit organization doing a great many things for our city: • We bring nationally recognized artists here to display their work at least ...

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Charlie Brown is Coming to Life at OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – If you happen to be in the Ouachita Little Theatre these days, you can probably hear bossy Lucy giving Charlie Brown a hard time or listen to her as she is giving advice to other characters. Then you’ll hear the delightfully catchy music. Charles Schulz’s beloved comic ‘Peanuts’ comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, ...

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Children’s Show Winners at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA TOBIAS – On Saturday afternoon, March 7, the winners of this year’s Children’s Show were recognized and received their awards.  They are: Best of Show: Kathryn Davison, 5th grade, “Kitty” Special McDonald’s Award: Maxwell Dollarhyde, Kindergarten, “Flowers” Lucy Mulcahy Award: Lexie Morren, 8th grade, “Elvis The Rooster”   K – 4th Grade First: Maxwell Dollarhyde, “Flowers” Second: Addi ...

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Look Out for The Beagle. Charlie Brown is Coming to Town!

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Ouachita Little Theatre will be producing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” as their spring musical beginning April 16.  Auditions will be at the theatre on Thursday, February 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM and on Friday, February 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Judy Kropp will direct the production with assistance from Scott O’Rear and Judy ...

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Children’s Art at Mena Art Gallery

March may not be coming in like a lion this year, but it’s just about to get here, and with it the Children’s Art Show for 2015. And this year there will be no entry fee for the children’s art. This is the annual show where we feature work of children up through middle school. If your child would like ...

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Mena Art Gallery Has New Executive Director

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Julie Vande Zande took over as Executive Director for Mena Art Gallery on January 1, 2015. Julie has extensive experience in marketing and management, and plans to use those skills as well as her formidable organization capabilities to continue the development that our previous directors have started. In particular, Julie is interested in expanding the ...

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Dinner Theatre Provides Great Opportunity for Valentine’s Day

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The cast for the upcoming The Dixie Swim Club continues to rehearse and work is just about complete on the stage set.  Excitement is growing about this popular play which opens at OLT on Friday, February 13, 7:30 PM.   For those looking for something really special for a Valentine’s treat, February 14, OLT is working with ...

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Auditions to be Held for ‘Eyes of the Apostle’

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – Auditions for the OLT spring production of Eyes of the Apostle will be held on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, both nights.  Additional auditions will be held Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 am until noon. The auditions will be held upstairs in the newly prepared rehearsal room in the theatre. If ...

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