Naimah Fuller, an award-winning media artist and independent filmmaker, will be visiting the Centenary campus as an Attaway Scholar from Oct. 5 through Oct. 7, says Annie Blazer.
Fuller will host a showing of her documentary at Robinson Film Center.
Born in rural Georgia, Fuller’s love of cinema began at an early age, as her father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all photographers. Pursuing this passion, she majored in commercial photography at the Arts & Crafts Institute in Detroit, Mi.
After studying filmmaking at the Studio Museum in Harlem and working on movie sets, she embarked on a seven-year stint as a producer-writer at WABC-TV. These experiences led her to become the producer, director, writer and cinematographer of her current documentary project: Home: The Great Migration of the 21st Century.
Robinson Film Center
Home: The Great Migration of the 21st Century
Questions to follow
Free and open to the public
Friday, September 30, 2011
Black Americans migrating again: filmmaker Naimah Fuller at RFC in Shreveport, Wed, 10-5-11, 7:30 pm
Naimah Fuller, an award-winning media artist and independent filmmaker, will be visiting the Centenary campus as an Attaway Scholar from Oct. 5 through Oct. 7, says Annie Blazer.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
"All of the tech companies in the region are going to be presenting:" Thurs, Sept 29, 5:30 - 7 pm @ CoHabitat Shreveport
Got tech skills? Then make plans to attend the launch of TechRouler, a coalition of North Louisiana companies that have a common need for tech-skilled talent, says Angie White.
TechRouler will unveil its new website at the event and attendees will have the chance to mix and mingle with partner company representatives."All of the tech companies in the region are going to be here presenting," says Rob Gaudet.
The launch party will take place at CoHabitat, the region's coolest workspace for solo creative workers. It is on Commerce St, historic downtown Shreveport.
Thurs, Sept 29, 2011, 5:30-7:00 pm
CoHabitat, 610 Commerce Street,
Great companies, doing exciting things, in need of talent, here in North Louisiana - this is big!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Takin' it to the Streets! says Bonne Summers, is a Fall Sidewalk Arts, Crafts
and Unique Finds Street Fair & Art Gallery Walk Night.
Artists and Vendors...
Bring your funky stuff for a funky fall night in funky Downtown funky Shreveport.
- Bring your own set up for a 10x10 space
- Set up at 3:00 p.m.
- Vendors responsible for their own sales tax reporting.
Thursday, October 20th
Thursday Night Trolley Night
5 pm – 9 pm
700 Block of Texas Street
Prevailing Winds Orchestra * Food * Art * Fun * Haggling * Creative Discourse
Contact Bonné - 673-6508 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive
more information or reserve a spot.
Monday, September 26, 2011
DJ's bring electronic music to the river front for teens; basic mixing lessons offered for those who would like to roll upon the river
DJ's entertain on Shreveport's river front / photo Michael Britton, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
"All week long I will be hosting an amateur level dj lesson every night, starting at 6-10," says David Michael Clark.
"This week will be completely free. Mainly to find serious interest in developing a team of solid dj's and producers. Could soon be having lessons on production for Ableton live from beginner to advanced by a well known and highly trained producer. This will be established within the next two weeks so let me know ASAP if you are interested so I can fill you in on the location and price details. FL studios is also a possibility if the desire is more suitable for the masses."
Hit up David Michael Clark on Facebook. Also see him for spin poi lessons - at a modest fee.
|(L to R) Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest.|
Among true hip-hop fans, Tribe are recognized as perhaps the most innovative and beloved hip-hop act of all time. Personally, I am obsessed with two seminal albums that they released back-to-back: 1991's The Low End Theory and 1993's Midnight Marauders. I still find it impossible to conceive that one group - essentially a duo (what did Ali Shaheed Muhammad do?) - created these two albums in the course of less than two years.
My two desert island Tribe songs would be "Buggin' Out" (listen via Youtube) and "Electric Relaxation" (listen via Youtube). To me, their music represents an era of hip-hop during which record labels were still willing to license samples, allowing hip-hop to exist, for a while, as a truly postmodern art form (original music constructed from samples).
Watch the trailer.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The classic Mel Brooks movie is alive ...and it's headed here, says Danny Fogger.
All the favorite moments from the classic film are promised, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster--but not without scary and hilarious complications.
The brains behind the laughter is menius and three-time Tony winner Mel Brooks himself--who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book.
For tickets and more information: http://www.thestrandtheatre.com or (318) 226-1481
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra: special for students on season-opening Sat night, Sept 24, 7:30 pm, Riverview Theater
"Special price for students on Sat night," says Cathy Sholar, "at the ticket window in the lobby of Riverview Theater: $10 cash (rather than the usual $12)."
Tickets for the opening concert, 7:30 pm on Sat, are going rapidly, says Sholar.
More, such as tickets and parking, at shreveportsymphony.com.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Fantastic Mr Fox, Artspace Shreveport, opens Sat, Sept 24, needs volunteers this week, T-Th, anytime between 9 am and 9 pm
Fantastic Mr Fox, Artspace Shreveport: Holladay Jackson, Theresa Andersson, Johnny Vidacovich, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
Elizabeth Holladay Jackson says,"Hey Shrevies, we need some help finishing tunnels and stuff at Fantastic Mr Fox, so if you or anyone you know can drop by Artspace anytime Tuesday- Thursday to help us out, we'd really appreciate it!" I think she means after 9am... or anytime before 9pm... Sounds like they need lots-o-volunteers," says Minicine.
David Amram, musician extraordinaire, in week-long Centenary College residency topped by performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on Sat, Sept 24
David Amram is a musician and composer whose career begins with jazz and the Beats in NYC and travels across to the classical and jazz music of today.
Amram chats and jams this week in Shreveport, says Bruce Allen.
Monday night 9/19 at 7:30 -9:30: Centenary, Feazel rehearsal hall, with a short recital by David Amram --Todd Gabriel and Gay Grosz are playing, plus Tom and Sally Hundemer and then a semi-organized improv session. Open to public.
Tuesday afternoon 9/20 at 4:00-5:00: Renzi Center-Afterschool Art Center. Dorothy Kristin Hanna--visit with the kids and teachers. Open to public.
Tuesday night 9/20 at 7:30-9:00: Kilpatrick Auditorium - Convocation and informal jam session, , w/local poets and musicians. Open to public.
Saturday morning 9/24 at 10:15-10:30-1:00 Riverview Theatre SSO Rehearsal - tickets available at Shreveport Symphony www.shreveportsymphony.com - 318.222.7496
Saturday night 9/24 at 6:15: preconcert talk w/M. Butterman; SSO Concert at 7:30, performing Amram's "In Memory of Chano Pozo" Riverview Theatre - Tickets available at Shreveport Symphony www.shreveportsymphony.com - 318.222.7496
Sunday afternoon 9/25 3:00 PM - Robinson Film Centre presentation of "David Amram: The First 80 years", a documentary film biography of David Amram followed by a Q&A with David Amram and the film's director/producer Lawrence Kaman
Don't miss an opportunity to see and hear this talented musician-composer, say musicians Sally Horak and Susan Rogers.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Magnolia Special, created by JT Nesbitt and Bienville Studios, New Orleans: a CNG vehicle designed for coast to coast run
Magnolia Special, Bienville Studios, New Orleans / photo Amy Jett, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
"A first in automobile design and construction, the Magnolia Special was from inception a dedicated compressed natural gas vehicle," says former Shreveporter JT Nesbitt III.
Nesbitt has been a French Quarter resident for years now, pulling inspiration for his dramatic motorcycle designs and astonishing car projects from the Crescent City. His site, Bienvillestudios.com, provides background and a feast of project photos.
The Magnolia Special is about to be tested in a spectacular way. Says Nesbitt, "On Oct 15, after completing the testing, The Magnolia Special will embark upon a coast to coast record-setting run, New York to Los Angeles. She has been built with this purpose in mind. Every engineering decision has been inspired by the desire to produce a long distance endurance race car that extols the virtues of a clean burning domestic fuel."
Nesbitt says he is shooting for a 50-hour coast-to-coast run. The car's range is some 600 miles. CNG costs are about $1.20 a gallon at the moment.
That Chesapeake Natural Gas declined to support the vehicle frustrates Nesbitt. He has won editorial support, however, from Wired.com, who ran an admiring feature on the Magnolia in the Sept 2 edition. This week he's being covered by Jalopnik.com in a story called "How to make a green car sexy."
In Shreveport we are struck by the similarities between Nesbitt's historic and swoopcious sense of design and those expressed by William Joyce in books like Dinosaur Bob.
Like Joyce, Nesbitt is a long-time artist, a capable painter and Bayou State guy of world-class imagination.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A public gallery talk by sculptor Bethany Krull at Meadows Museum of Art Shreveport, says Diane DuFilho, will be presented Sun, Sept , 2 to 3 pm.
See more on New York artist Bethany Krull.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The West Edge String Quartet will feature Anna Bulkina, the 2009 Wideman Gold Medalist in a concert, Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 3 pm.
The program, says Lester Senta Wilson, will include Beethoven, Piano Sonata, Op 31, No 3
Busoni, Toccata, K 287
Shostakovich Piano Quintet, No 8 in C minor
In addition to the Wideman Competition, Anna Bulkina is a medalist in the following competitions: Busoni International Piano Competition, China International Piano Competition, Twenty-six International Piano Competition "Valsesia Musica" Italy, M T N A Young Artists Competition and Sorrento International Piano Competition.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This educational opportunity is designed to examine the current state of communication and the future of media while providing tips to enhance your skills and build relationships.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $10 for students and $20 for professionals; however, free registration is available for those students receiving college credit for attending.
“I think this is going to be really valuable training for the local professionals and students,” said Kacee Kirschvink of The Shreveport Journalism Foundation and conference coordinator. “We haven’t had this type of conference here in years, and it’s an inexpensive way to get the training without having the expenses of travel…and to get really good knowledge of what’s going on in northwest Louisiana.”
An array of speakers including Randy Bain of KTBS; Mary Nash-Wood with the Shreveport Times; Managing Editor Sean Green of the Bossier Press Tribune and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s Chris Jay will cover topics from journalism going high tech, to freedom of information, to what is news and ethics these days anyway.
A welcome from Gregg Trusty, president of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation and Karen Musgrove, director of Public Relations at BPCC, will kick off the day’s workshops.
Lunch is included and will be provided by Chef Elizabeth Dickson of BPCC. The menu will be stuffed chicken breast with Creole sauce, rice, broccoli, salad, rolls and key lime pie.
Corporate sponsors include Chesapeake Energy, SWEPCO and Bossier Parish Community College. For more information about sponsorships, call (318) 780-7615.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Cardboard, paper and glue: New Orleanian Arthur Mintz discusses the creation of the participatory Fantastic Mr Fox at Artspace Shreveport on KSCL at 5 pm Mon, Sept 12
"Akin to a Broadway Production and like no theatrical experience ever offered before in this area, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council is bringing the literature of author Roald Dahl to life through an interactive theatrical puppet experience at artspace this fall with Fantastic Mr Fox," says Julia Foley.
"Children and adults will climb, crawl, slide and travel through the tunnels to experience the show created through the imagination of New Orleans theatrical team, Hi-Yah! Productions. The show encompasses three floors of artspace and tunnels through thirteen sets made of recycled cardboard. You have to see it to believe it!"
Hear the creator of the show, Arthur Mintz, discuss the production on KSCL, 91.3 fm, on Mon, Sept 12, at 5 pm.
Mintz is one of a series of community figures being interviewed each Mon at 5 on the program Time for A Better Shreveport. Hosts are Carolyn Manning, Loren Demerath and Robert Trudeau,
Stream the chat at KSCL.FM.
North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Sept. 16-22, Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport
"Be part of the civil rights movement of our time by simply doing something very entertaining—participating in the Opening Weekend activities of the 3rd annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and attending some of our films," says Adrienne Critcher.
Friday, Sept. 16, Opening Night
6-7:30 pm: Reception with celebrity guest Bruce Vilanch, Hollywood comedy writer and performer (of Hollywood Squares as both panelist and head writer; head writer for a decade for the Academy Awards shows)--$30
7:45 pm: film “Get Bruce” with an intro before and Q & A afterwards with Bruce Vilanch; “Get Bruce” features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Bette Midler as they describe how entertainers who want to be funny “get Bruce” to write for them—regular RFC ticket prices
Saturday, Sept. 17
7:15 pm: Bruce Vilanch does his hour-long stand-up comedy act; we hear he’s LOLROTFLMAO funny--$20
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 pm
Original Shorts Program
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 pm
The lead actors and producers of highly-acclaimed “Hollywood to Dollywood” will attend and do a Q & A; “Dolly-themed party” afterwards at the Korner Lounge
Films running Sept. 16 – Sept. 22 (some with panels):
“Undertow” won a 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award
The remaining films are all making the rounds across the nation (and in some foreign countries) on the 2011 film festival circuits:
“Hollywood to Dollywood”, “Wish Me Away”, “Thy Will Be Done”, “Leave It On The Floor”, ”Gen Silent”
Tickets? Robinson Film Center (318-459-4122 or www.robinsonfilmcenter.org). See the film festival web site for details: www.nlglff.org.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
"There will be an opening reception Sun, Sept 11, 1:30 to 4pm, at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 3201 Centenary Blvd, for: "The Atwoods: Olga, Terry and Todd - Three Generations of Artistic Vision in Multiple Media," says Jean Glabus.
Hours: Wed through Sat 10am to 4pm.
318 861 7615
The artwork & photographs will be on display through September 30th.
|A view of the main room at the McNeill Street Pump Station, |
snagged from an anonymous Flickr profile.
The fest will run 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Admission will be $10. Carpooling is highly recommended. If you're not familiar with the McNeill Street Pumping Station, an 1887 steam-powered water works that was retired in 1980, take a look at their website. To get a sense of the beauty of the building, I recommend checking out this Flickr photoset.
Visit the McNeill Street Pumping Station website
Visit the MSPS New Music Festival 2011 website
"Like" the festival on Facebook
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
"Registration for the November 5th Texas Avenue Makers Fair will open tomorrow, Sept 9th, at 9:00 am," says April Dahm.
Get more info and register at texasavemakersfair.com "Registration will close on November 1st at midnight. We are expecting to sell out so please register early!"
Dancing, Louisiana-style? enjoy the Cajun-Dixon Line Band, Shreveport, at Lake St Dance Hall on Sat, Sept 10, 7 pm to 11 pm
The Cajun-Dixon Line Band will be playing again at Lake Street Dance Hall, this Saturday night, September 10, from 7:00 to 11:00, says Chris Webb.
"We are looking forward to more great Cajun dancing! Corner of Lake & Marshall Streets downtown, parking in the rear. Allons danser!"
Lake Street Dance Hall
425 Lake Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
LSUS Animation Program Co-Hosts with Moonbot Studios on Wed, Sept 14, 7 pm, LSUS UC Theater: behind the scenes with Morris Lessmore
Cool Toys Pic of the day - The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a photo by rosefirerising on Flickr.
The Animation & Visual Effects program at LSU Shreveport and Moonbot Studios will host a behind the scenes look at the award-winning, animated, short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” on Wednesday, September 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the LSUS University Center Theater.
Moonbot Studios will also be discussing their interactive book App based on the film, both of which are available on iTunes.
The event is free and open to the public. Please visit www.lsus.edu/ave or the blog, http://lsusave.wordpress.com, for more information.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Centenary Book Bazaar sponsored by the Centenary Muses is in its 24th year, says David Henington.
Opens this Friday at 4 PM. Gold Dome. Bring your own boxes and bags if you plan to make a haul.
Books are accepted 24/7 365 days of the year at the 'Book House' across from George's Grill. Bins in front of the window with the Book Bazaar banner.
Thanks for your support for 24 years.
Money supports student projects!
Book House staff: Zoe Ramsey, Nancy Rosenblath, Rita Rodgers, Paul Madden, Grace Bareikis, Patricia Leath.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Billy Bretherton, aka Billy the exterminator, wins plaudits in NY Timesarticle; judged to be one of TV's "Gnarly Five"
In a NY Times article on five of TV's intense personalities entitled "Television’s Men of Substance, Not Decoration," Neil Genzlinger writes, "Let’s start with the No. 1 Gnarly, for my money the most interesting guy on television today: Billy Bretherton. He’s the central figure on “Billy the Exterminator,” a critter-catching series now in its fourth season on A&E. When it first hit the air, the show was called simply “The Exterminators,” but it soon became obvious that when you have a guy with this much gritty charisma in your shop, you ought to flaunt it.
Mr. Bretherton, whose wardrobe leans toward black, accented with black, black and black, is the frontman for a family-owned pest-control business called Vexcon in Louisiana, a state rich in animals that you don’t want living in your eaves or basement. Demands for his services, though, have apparently spread: this season he has been going on the road, to deal with bees in Florida, geese in North Carolina, javelinas in Arizona."
Congrats, Mr Bretherton.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
The Guard is a Gaelic takeoff on Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. If formulaic, it's an entertaining hour and thirty-six.
Laughs filled the room at Robinson Film Center this week as portly Brendan Gleeson developed his obnoxious-but-loveable cop character.
It's a guy flick, I'd say. The schtick is gore aplenty with deadpan commentary from the not-easily-understood Irish.
The back and forth between the outrageous Irish guy and the low key African-American FBI agent, Don Cheadle, is played flat. As is the entire film. The viewer is not going to be handed the laughs; grab them as they slip by.
Cannot agree with rottentomatoes.com, where a ranking of 94% has been conjured. Yet I laughed out loud, repeatedly, and probably would have enjoyed more laughs if RFC had turned on the subtitles.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Flash and Dale lost in the ether above Shreveport: new acrylic and collage composition from painter Tony Reans
"This piece is panel #5 out of 5 for one Sunday comic in 1937, the exact date of which I'm not sure," writes painter Tony Reans.
"Flash and Dale are looking for their friend and fellow earthling, Dr. Hans Zarkov,
who is lost in a jungle on the planet Mongo.
As a terrible storm approaches, Flash is suddenly attacked by a killer "living vine," which wants to strangle him to death for apparently no reason. You know how those pesky living vines can be.
Dale tries to help him, of course, and is attacked by the vine as well.
As the two are just about done for, a lightning bolt strikes the vine and kills it, saving our heroic lovers. Call it divine providence.
I've included panels 1 through 4 in the collage around the outside of this painting, so a viewer can, if he or she so wishes, read the whole story. Pretty cool.
And as always, those beautiful newspaper comics from the 1930s have a deep, rich patina and the colors are still vibrant and warm even after all these years."
A Love Like Ours
36" x 36" x 2.5" Acrylic and collage on canvas, August 2011
Tony Reans Fine Art & Photography
327 Yolanda Lane / Shreveport, LA 71105
|DJ Quickie Mart will preside over a hip-hop/dubstep/ghettotech |
showcase at Fatty Arbuckle's on Saturday night.
Fatty Arbuckle's Pub is located in the Red River Entertainment District at 450 Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport. Admission prices aren't listed anywhere, but cover is usually $10 at a larger show at Fatty's. 21+.