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Mabel John giving Master Class at 11 a.m. Thursday at ULM; public invited

Published Oct. 31, 2018

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Entertainer and Bastrop native Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. John sang backup for Ray Charles and even released a few singles of her own.
Mabel John
The University of Louisiana welcomes John on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. -12:05 p.m., when she will present an open Master Class in Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The session is free and open to the public.
Bastrop will celebrate John's 88th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Evans Business Plaza, 710 South Washington St. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.
Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m., the historic Rose Theatre will host a screening of the Academy and Grammy Award-winning 2013 film “20 Feet from Stardom.” The documentary film features John and other performers who served as backup singers to famous artists.
Individual tickets to the screening are $15 and are available by calling the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber at 318-325-1961 or at www.westmonroechamber.org.