Columbia Theatre of Hammond provides entertainment and facilities for the community, university and students

The Columbia Theatre is a part of Hammond, Louisiana’s history and has continued to be a gathering place for the community and Southeastern Louisiana University students to experience exciting live entertainment throughout the years. Columbia Theatre originally opened its doors in 1928 and underwent renovation to expand the facility in the 1990s and was then
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“The Merry Wives of Windsor” arrives at the Columbia Theatre

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Opera and Music Theatre Workshop is presenting “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” an opera based on the play created by William Shakespeare. On Feb. 23 – 24 at 7:30 p.m., Southeastern students will perform the opera at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  There are some differences between the opera and the
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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds performs for Fanfare

[HAMMOND] – Lead singer Arleigh Kincheloe refuses to take music too seriously. Her band rocks to the beat of their own drum. The up-and-coming band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds visited Hammond on Oct. 22 to play live at the Columbia Theatre for Fanfare. Here is their website. The members of the band said
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Neurobiologist speaks on mindfulness

[Hammond] -Mark Robert Waldman lectured at the Columbia Theatre on Tuesday about the peace and purpose of mindfulness. Waldman introduced ways to reduce stress and make one’s brain more receptive to new information in 60 seconds or less. Executive director of Columbia Theatre Roy Blackwood said, “There is a speaker coming from California. Neurobiologist Mark Robert
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Fanfare celebrates 30th season

Roy Blackwood, executive director of the Columbia Theatre and one of the three founders of Fanfare, gave insight on the history of Fanfare and discussed the upcoming events happening during Fanfare’s 30th anniversary. “Fanfare is a monthlong celebration of art and culture. It was brought about in 1985 when the president of Southeastern canceled the
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Many not hearing ‘Fanfare’

Fanfare, an October festival celebrating the arts, welcomes students to attend over 50 events. Lack of advertisement makes the information about Fanfare scarce. Many students know nothing about Fanfare. “I was there for six years (undergrad and grad) and I’m not super sure I ever knew what Fanfare was about” Southeastern graduate Helen Plylar said.
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