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Duchamp Opera House to reopen after renovation

October 6, 2018

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — A historic opera house in southwestern Louisiana will soon be reopening.

The Duchamp Opera House in St. Martinville was built in the 1830s and was used for arts and crafts. The building played host to local theater productions, traveling dance troupes and opera performances from New Orleans.

But KATC-TV reports a lack of funding forced the building to close.

Now it’s being renovated so it can be leased.

Mayor Melinda Mitchell says she hopes the reopening will keep the building’s legacy alive.

No exact date was given for the reopening.

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Information from: KATC-TV, http://katc.com

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