Wednesday, July 01, 2015

One performance only: Menopause the Musical in Perot Theater, Texarkana, Thurs, July 30, 7:30 pm

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The international hit show Menopause The Musical® plays Texarkana, Texas, in the Perot Theatre, 221 Main Street, for one show only on Thurs, July 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm, says Katie Bosler.

Tickets begin at $35. Online tickets at perottheatre.com or call 903-792-4992. Until July 13 tickets will be 20% off when using the promo code Hotflash.

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats, says Bosler, and singing along to parodies of classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Texarkana Saenger Theatre  ~ TX  ~ AKA ~ Perot Theatre ~ Historic Theatre ~  My Film 1980/90s

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cirque du Lake, a downtown street festival on Fri, July 24, 4 pm to 8 pm, produced by the Agora Borealis, Iarchitecture, Vintage Design and Bears Fairfield

The Agora Borealis, July 24

"Lake Street businesses are about to celebrate a successful year since opening last Summer," proclaims Katy Larsen. "Friends of The Agora Borealis, Iarchitecture, Vintage Design Group, LLC, and Bears on Fairfield will flood the streets Fri, July 24, for an evening of local music, art, and food. There will also be a Cash Bar. Otherwise it is a free event."

Hwy Lions
Ole Whiskey Revival
Everett St Jazz Ensemble

Ki' Mexico
Grill of the Dead

Camellia Coffee
Simple Cotton Candy
Good Granoly
Fleur De Creme Gourmet Ice Creams

Magic, street and balloon art by Spinner Entertainment/The Fusion Studio
Face Painting by Lynn Laird
Ribbon Dance
Fortune telling (Astrology) with Rachel Stuart-Haas

Vessel Vintage
Widows & Orphans
Wired & Sassy, Llc - Artisan Jewelry
Bayou Glass Arts - Stained Glass Jewelry and New South Books
The Lab Rats
Von Ray (Latasha Henderson-Robinson & Dennis Robinson II)
Stacy Medaries
Just Ask Creations- Custom Designed Jewelry & Accessories by Lauri
Pastry Moon
Jane Ryder Millinery
Zombee Candle and Coven Co.
X&O Designs
Stillwell Woodworks
Fabulous Felt (Dorene Kordall) and Richard Kordal
Man Made Soap
Brian Buckner Photography
Bertha Harris
Whootails (Candie Chatham)

Bike Shreveport
NORLA

Official after party at Bears on Fairfield.

Shreveporters open calendars to add Highland Jazz and Blues Fest on Sat, Sept 19, noon to 5 pm

Highland Jazz & Blues Fest, Shreveport

"Highland Jazz and Blues Festival headliner, Papa Mali, is bringing Big Chief Monk Boudreaux from New Orleans along with a few other special guests for an All Star Super Jam," says Kelly Rich about the 2015 fest on Sat, Sept 19, noon to 5 pm. Additionally, look for zeitgeist food and existential acts in abundance on the 2 stages.

Launched in 2003, the Festival has grown from a handful of bands and a crowd of 500-1,000 to a gathering including two stages, ten bands, posters, t-shirts, food and art sales, and 10,000 music fans in Highland area’s hilly Columbia Park. The annual Festival is a gift to the community from the Highland Area Partnership doing business as the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival Presented by Twisted Root.

Proceeds from poster, t-shirt, and beverage sales, donations, and sponsorships are used to bring the Festival back each year.

Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, PO Box 44292, Shreveport, LA 71134.

Pan-playing island lad Gordon Nurse cooks Carib style on Tuesdays at Bears Fairfield, Shreveport

Gordon Nurse, the 318 Riddim Band

Says the inimitable chef and musician Gordon Nurse: "Caribbean! Nite! @ Bears @ 1401. Fairfield. $2 Tuesday Specials. Great Caribbean Faire! And the amazing M.C. Behind D. bar! La D. D. Lah D. Dah. B. Irie music. Irie Vibe."

Food highly recommended. Live music, too.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Paintings, sketches, prints and smiling artist-types: Shreveport-Bossier Studio Tours on Sat, June 27, 10 am to 5 pm

Les Poires d'Or, oil on panel, 8X10", Talbot Hopkins, 2011, $650.

The Common Culture Week Studio Tour of portraits, landscapes, skulls, boars and bats is a collaboration of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC), Bossier Arts Council (BAC) and the Highland Open Studio Tour Sundays (HOSTS), says Pam Atchison. It is designed to stimulate sales of art.

"Over 60 artists will open their studio doors to showcase their work. Bike, walk or drive the Tour for free or," says Atchison, "Hitch A Ride with SRAC. Join a customized collectible artist tour! Box Lunch & Drinks provided. Party at the exclusive Artist & Collector wrap-up."

Ride, lunch and after party: $50.00/ person.(318) 673-6500 to reserve your seat in a driving tour of over 40 miles of Shreveport Bossier.

One place collectors are welcome in South Highlands is the house and studio of Talbot Hopkins and Robert Trudeau, 912 Monrovia St. See the 8X10 oil above, Les Poires d'Or ($650), and more like it by Talbot. 318 272 6045.

Studio Tour map

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Art and you and purchasing or trading art so that you have more original work in your environment; an essay by Robert Pincus

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Art and You.

Robert Pincus, arts writer and author from San Diego, offered these thoughts about collecting art at a symposium sponsored by Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Hope you will read his words. They resonated well with Talbot and myself, avowed artists as well as collectors.

Then, if you are moved at all, go spend a few more dollars on a another piece of art. Yes?

Robert Pincus' thoughts on collecting art.

At top: "Pink Hammer," pen and inks, 2014, Robert E Trudeau. To be seen and sold Sat, June 26, during the Artist Studio Tour at 912 Monrovia St, Shreveport, or by messaging 318 272 6045. Inspired by Clyde Connell's papier mache-encrusted art hammer. It is subtitled, Pray to God but Hammer Away.

Also at 912 Monrovia St on the Sat tour will be oil paintings by Talbot Hopkins Trudeau. And you can enoy a visit to her charming garage-apartment studio.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Biology and Art Exploration Program for kids at Rainforest Art Foundation, 710 Travis St, July 9, 16, 23 and 30

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The Biology & Art Exploration Program is the latest at Rainforest Art Foundation, 710 Travis St, downtown Shreveport.

"Our first program of the Biology and Art exploration is designed for kids aged 3-10 (however all ages are welcome) and will be taking place on Thursdays in July (excluding July 2). This is a free program that includes 5 different stations as part of a different theme each week designed to help kids use both the right and left brain to master concepts in art and science," says Ashley Purland.

"We are looking for sponsorships for BAEP Summer 2015," continues Purland. "We are asking local businesses to donate $50 to go towards supplies for one of the days. Your sponsorship would get recognition for your business on social media, our website, our donor tree in our building, and on site for the day."

July 9 - Butterflies and Blending July 16 - Animals and Abstraction July 23 - Camouflage and Composition July 30 - Plants and Perspectives

More:(318) 518-2975.

Photo Talbot Hopkins.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tchai, Louisiana Dance Collective, Twang Darkly, DJ Lomax, Airheart: performance artists at Municipal Auditorium on Tues, June 23, 6 pm - 10 pm

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Performance artists will take the historic stage at Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, on Tues, June 23, says Pam Atchison, in a Common Culture Week showcase sponsored by Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

From spoken word by Willetta to modern dance from Inter City Row Modern Dance and Louisiana Dance Collective, to musical groups Airheart, Twang Darkly and Tchai, the range of acts presenting brief samples of their work is like okra to souffle'.

The evening opens with Destiny: Hope, a comic chamber opera about Miley Cyrus written by talented composer Costas Dafnis. The evening will close with remarks and a Best Of award to be given by San Diego arts critic Anne Marie Welsh.

$10. All ages.
In the photo above: Medjaisle Williams, member of the Art in the Hood All Stars, performing with Tchai on June 23.

Performance Showcase schedule of acts.

Performance Art, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Tues, June 23

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trevarri Huff-Boone presents evening of jazz and blues at Crystal Stairs Restaurant, 601 Texas St, on Sat, July 11, 7:30 pm

Trevarri Huff-Boone performance, Shreveport

One of Shreveport's most capable jazz performers is Trevarri Huff-Boone, a 20 year-old who is studying music at Loyola University, New Orleans. While a tenor sax is his constant companion, he plays flute and composes on piano. Trevarri has performed at shows and churches across Shreveport since he was a child; he graduated from Caddo Magnet HS.

His show is Sat, July 11, at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7), at Crystal Stairs Restaurant, 601 Texas St.

"You will hear some of Trevarri's favorite songs, ranging from Jazz (think Coltrane and Davis) to R&B. All ages are welcome at the concert and it will also be recorded," says Kawanya Huff. This summer Tre' has performed in the Jazz Series at the noted New Orleans music venue Howlin' Wolf, at the Good Times Fest in Shreveport and numerous private events.

He will perform briefly on Tues, June 23, at Municipal Auditorium. As part of the art collective Tchai he will be blowing tenor in the Performing Arts Showcase produced by Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Information on Tre: 318-572-0058 or 318-573-0422.