Friday, April 24, 2009

ArtBreak: a truly amazing vortex of art and performances in the Shreveport Convention Center Fri, Ap 24, 4 to 8 pm, Sat, Ap 25, 10 am to 10 pm and Sun, Ap 26, noon to 6 pm

ArtBreak Festival Performance Highlights
Friday, April 24:
4:00 pm ArtBreak opens with a performance by the Arklatex Youth Symphony, directed by Chris Allen
5:00 pm KTBS-3 hosts their first Spelling Bee at ArtBreak for Caddo and Bossier Parish Middle School students.
6:00 pm STYLAMANDERS Concert on the Chase Bank Stage, the highly energetic Canadian Duo known around the country for their family oriented interactive musical performances bring the excitement to Shreveport.
7:00 pm The Caddo-Bossier CAPITAL ONE Talent Show spotlights another year of talented youth performances featuring the top 18 selected acts out of over eighty auditions. Talented students compete for cash prizes, the “People’s Choice” award and the RIVER CITIES JUBILEE Barbershop Harmony Society’s “Best Singer” award. Again this year will be Webster Parish’s Annual Talent Show winners performing during the judges’ intermission.

Saturday, April 25:
10:00 am ArtBreak Opens
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Caddo’s All-Parish Honor’s Orchestra and Choir performances on the Chase Bank Stage.
3:00 pm –
5:00 pm: Bossier Parish presents their top performing programs of Elementary through High School on the Chase Bank Stage.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Showcase of school performances from Caddo and Bossier Parish Schools and Community Groups on the McDonald’s Stage.
12 noon – 4:00 pm Five High Schools’ students compete for the title of the ultimate ArtBreak Survivor through a rigorous competition including dance, theatre, music, visual and literary arts. See performances every hour on the Creative Dramatics Stage.
5:00 pm –
6:00 pm Special performance by ArtBreak’s Honorary Chairman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with select Caddo and Bossier Parish Students.
7:00 pm The Bossier Arts Council presents ARTBREAK IDOL’s “Broadway Night” Semi-finals! This show stopper will feature performances by the top 25 singers chosen from among hundreds who auditioned, who will then vie for a place among the top 3 singers in Sunday’s finals as they compete for the grand prize.
8:00 pm Hands-On Activities close
9:00 pm ArtBreak Hands on Activities closes
10:00 pm ArtBreak Festival Closes

Sunday, April 26:
12:00 Noon ArtBreak opens
2:00 pm ArtBreak Awards Ceremony – presenting cash awards and savings bonds to the outstanding Literary, Music, and Visual Artists in Caddo and Bossier Parish Schools followed by the announcement of the ArtBreak Idol Award winner.
6:00 pm ArtBreak Festival Closes.

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