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LSUA Sponsors Cultural Day Trip to New Orleans

Released: 09/29/2009

The Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee at LSU Alexandria is sponsoring a cultural day trip to New Orleans on Oct. 31, announced Dr. Eamon Halpin, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and trip coordinator.

Participants will tour the National World War II Museum and attend a performance of CATS at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. The cost is $45 per person, which includes tickets to the museum and musical and bus transportation from LSUA.

Tickets are available now for LSUA students, faculty and staff through the Department of Continuing Education at the LSUA Business Education Center on Wimbledon Dr. or by calling 473-6495. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Oct. 14. Children as young as seven years old are welcome with adult supervision.

The internationally acclaimed World War II Museum features artifacts, documents, photographs, rare film footage, personal accounts and exhibitions of “the war that changed the world” on the European and Pacific fronts. Traveling exhibitions from other collections also are on display.

CATS, one of the longest running shows in Broadway history and winner of seven Tony Awards, features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies.

The bus to New Orleans departs at 7 a.m. and returns at 2:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner in New Orleans is not included in the ticket price.

At least one day trip per semester is sponsored by the Chancellor''s Arts and Humanities Committee. Past trips have included the Texas Renaissance Festival, the King Tut Exhibit and symphony in Dallas, art museums in Houston and Ft. Worth, and ballet in Jackson, Miss. Another visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival is planned in November.