Les Miserables 08/1/2014 Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables, a sung-through pop opera, is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made it a popular masterpiece. Directed by Jason Rinehart, Conducted by Deborah Chandler.
4th Annual Rotary Club of the Twin Cities Poker Run 08/2/2014 Take to the water or the road for this Poker Run benefitting Salvation Army and various Rotary Club of the Twin Cities projects. Boat stops include the Sterlington Bridge, Whites Lake, West Monroe Dock, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, Long John Beach, River & Rail Cantina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. Bike stops include Skeeters, Bootleggers, River Grille, Sparks Nissan, Bleu Bayou Harley, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. The Grand Prize is $10,000 and is paid out on 1st Royal Flush dealt with original hand. The best hand wins 50/50. Must be 21 to participate.
Downtown Gallery Crawl 08/7/2014 Start visiting nine galleries hosting the Downtown Gallery Crawl on either side of the Ouachita River. On Antique Alley in West Monroe, you can peruse the works of over 30 artists, all part of the Ouachita River Art Gallery. Then, crossing the Endom Bridge and turning right on South Grand, you can visit Livaudais Gallery, which always generously hosts guest artists. Backtracking a bit to DeSiard Street, you might then stroll down to the Palace Gallery, housed in the historic, now renovated Palace Department Store. Finally, almost directly across DeSiard, you will hit the mother lode—UPSTAIRS, the Big Room, the new Downstairs Gallery + Studio, Arender Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and MAD Gallery—all located on Art Alley (formerly known as North 2nd Street).
Home of the Duck Commander
Monroe-West Monroe is the proud home of the Robertsons, America’s favorite bearded family and stars of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. From a love of duck hunting, Phil Robertson built the foundation for what is now a multi-million dollar and internationally known brand, Duck Commander. The latter is mostly due to the entrepreneurial spirit of Willie Robertson, Phil’s son and CEO of the company.
Along with Willie and Phil, Jase, Jep, Uncle Si, Miss Kay, Martin, Godwin, Korie, Missy, Jessica and the rest of the gang have become an international phenomenon. But that doesn’t go their heads. Living life the Robertson way can be summed up in three words…”Faith, Family, and Ducks.” And it’s this mantra that helps the family remain the same down-to-earth folks they have always been.
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Eat like a Robertson
Do you wish that you had a seat at the family table? Well, you may not be able to dine with the Robertsons, but now you can eat like one. Check out these family recipes below. And visit the Duck Commander online recipe book here.
Easy and Delicious Biscuits
4 cups Pioneer biscuit mix
2 cups of sour cream
1 can of 7up or Sprite
Put the Biscuit mix and sour cream in a bowl and mix well. Add 7up or sprite a little at a time until a ball is formed (you won’t need the whole can). Put some Biscuit mix on the counter and roll out mixture the size of your pan (Miss Kay uses her small iron skillets). Melt ½ stick of butter in the pan. Use the closest thing that is round (glass jar) to cut the biscuits out. Dip both sides of the biscuit in the butter then place them into the pan close together. Cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, until golden brown.