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PHILIP ANSELMO To Be Honored With 'Musical Artist Of The Year' Award

According to Nola.com, former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo will be honored with the Musical Artist Of The Year award at the 2015 President’s Arts Awards.

This year’s President’s Arts Awards will be hosted at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center in historic Downtown Covington, Louisiana on January 31 at 6 p.m. This years festivities will feature food from over 21 St. Tammany Parish restaurants, live music from Ronnie Kole and Christian Serpas, dance performance by Javier Juarez and a theatrical performance by the Slidell Little Theatre.

You can purchase tickets at the following locations:

St. Tammany Parish Government’s Grants/CRT Offices,
21410 Koop Drive, Building C, 1st floor window
Mandeville, LA 70471

St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center, Public Information Office
510 E. Boston St.
Covington, LA 70433

Tickets for the Appetite for Art Gala are $75 per person or guests may purchase tickets to the Patron Party hosted by Chef John Besh and the Gala for $150.

You can also purchase tickets or donate to the Public Art Program by mailing a check payable to The Northshore Community Foundation (Please be sure to write “President’s Arts Awards” on the memo line) to:

St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs
ATTN: Jennifer Bushnell
21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

For more information or to purchase tickets please call (985)898-5243 or email arts@stpgov.org.

Anselmo told Nola.com that he fancies himself “a wordsmith to a certain degree, so I’m always learning and expanding my lyrical repertoire.”

“Normally, like most bands, the music comes first, then the lyrics. But I’m always jotting down one-liners, or merely words that I may incorporate later,” he added. “A lyric can inspire a riff, or a piece of music, so to collect as much phonetic info as possible is important. There is rhythm in everyday conversation, and I’m a believer in the fact that all rhythms in music haven’t been investigated. That’s what makes creating innovative music a blast.”

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