Once upon a time, there was princess who was named “Sleeping Beauty,” and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre will retell her story — “through magic and a little bit of hair product” — at the Howard Auditorium located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
Paul B. Crook, associate professor of theatre at Tech, is directing the retell and said the play is not the usual story.
“It’s really fun,” he said. “It’s not the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, let’s be clear about that.”
Saturday’s brisk north wind didn’t deter about 35 members and friends of the Ruston Alumni Chapter of the Grambling State University National Alumni Association from donning bright orange vests and picking up trash along two Ruston streets.
The local GUNAA chapter has adopted Arlington Street and West Vaughn Avenue as the first adoption in the revival of the city’s Adopt-A-Street program.
“We’re going to keep these streets clean,” chapter President Liz White said.
She said the group would pick up litter four times a year: March, June, September and December.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, formerly PT PLUS, on Sept. 26. FYZICAL will remain under the ownership and direction of Dr. Jerry Yarborough and will continue to offer a full range of therapy services with an added focus on fall prevention and balance training.
Two local tattoo artists are investing their creative talents into a greater cause this week.
On Saturday, University Ink Tattoo will be closed for regular business.
The downtown tattoo shop will instead open its doors at 9 a.m. to welcome people who are interested in making donations to help prevent breast cancer or having the breast cancer ribbon permanently etched on their body.