Arts around town: The Foto Sisters play benefit concert for fallen officers, River Views & Vibes offers free admission
The talented musical trio known as The Foto Sisters will play a 7 p.m. “Benefit Concert for the Fallen” in honor of Baton Rouge’s slain officers next Tuesday, August 23, at First Presbyterian Church downtown. The event will include a collection of classical sacred music for strings, piano and vocals, along with some supporting artists. The concert is free and open to the public, and donations will be taken for the police officers’ families. To learn more about the Foto Sisters and their musical journey, check out our cover story from inRegister’s February issue.
Theatre Baton Rouge is maintaining a bit of normalcy in the midst of Baton Rouge’s difficult week by presenting Green Day’s American Idiot starting this Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 28. The two-time Tony Award-winning musical is written by front man Billie Joe Armstrong, based off of the iconic band’s Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, and follows the trio of Johnny, Tunny and Will as they pursue meaning in a post-9/11 world. To purchase tickets, visit theatrebr.org.
The LSU Museum of Art’s River Views & Vibes event today, August 18, is now free to the public in respect to those affected by the Louisiana flooding. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy baroque and classical music by Magnolia Strings, the Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection exhibition, food donated by Capital City Grill, and a cash bar. The museum will also be accepting donations of supplies and non-perishable food items for local shelters.