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  • Writer's pictureShane Stewart

Red Stick Project and Grammy winner Roy Wooten work with students at McKinley High

Here are some pictures from the "Celebrity Drop in"  at McKinley High that was set up by the Red Stick Project partnered with the LA Black Legacy Film and Arts Festival. This is part of our efforts to restore pride, purpose and passion in Baton Rouge communities through the Arts. Roy "Futureman" Wooten, a 5 time Grammy Award winning musician imparted his wisdom and insight on the power of personal vision paired with guidance from mentors and the impact young people can make in this new era of "Edutainment", a combination of Technology, Education and Entertainment. Mr. Wooten is in the process of producing a movie that celebrates little known facts about classical music and multiculturalism. His vision fits well with the vision of the LA Black Legacy Film and Arts Festival set for this summer, June 26th - 28th at the St John Center Sound Stage in La Place, LA. 

The Red Stick Project is working with the McKinley High Talented Art students and teachers to produce the "Legacy Mural" that will be unveiled on opening night, June 26th and on display during the festival. We hope to have some of the students attend and participate in interactive arts activities on the 27th at no expense to the students or school district. We are fund raising for their transportation costs. We also would like to present a student produced short film to present at the festival based on the theme: "What does Legacy mean to you?" that celebrates legacy and includes the history and culture of McKinley, Old South Baton Rouge and other areas rich in history and culture. Details are forthcoming as we gather student and staff interest and input. 

For details on the LA Black Legacy Film and Arts Festival please contact the founder, Troy R. Lee

by phone at 225-715-9971. Please visit our website at


Evelyn Ware, Board Chair The Red Stick Project 6836 Renoir Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225-571-6134

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