Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Performing artists, visual artists, mazoola artists: Wed, Ap 1, is deadline for Sat, Ap 11, Big Scene art and entertainment and Doo Dah Parade applications
A handful of suggestions . . .
• Plein air painting & art sales.
• Sculptural works, preferably created live during the event.
• Acoustic music, mime/acrobatics, etc.
• Yarn bombing.
• Artistic/creative park games.
• “Shakespeare in the Park” Vignettes.
• Anything that invokes creative Art in the Park.
Wed, Ap 1, is the deadline for artist applications creating a Big Scene on Sat, Ap 11, says Pam Atchison.
Activities each have funding offered by SRAC.
Mazoola art is slang for slippery, cellular, atomisation installations.
Movie showings for teens, by teens, at Robinson Film Center on Saturdays after lunch, Ap 4, 18 and May 2
The Teen Film Council Series at Robinson Film Center is a movie session for teens, by teens, says Alex Kent. The adolescents show their peers a film and engage the audience in movie-themed discussions and activities.
Sponsored by the Ballengee Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
Monday, March 30, 2015
"Please join us at the opening of Artport Shreveport for one of the only revolving art exhibits in an airport setting," says the team at Kalmbach Smith Meadows. "We will have a silent auction, 100 original works from local and regional artists on display, and live music brought to you by Windstorm Showband."
Thursday, Ap 2, 6 to 9 pm
Shreveport Regional Airport
5103 Hollywood Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71109
Oil self portrait by Talbot Hopkins.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
"Sign up for Shreveport's April 11 Texas Ave Makers Fair is continuing a bit longer," says Dan Keele.
"Send five pictures of what you Make (original or repurposed) to firstname.lastname@example.org and prequalify. You will also be immediately considered for the Nov 14, 2015, event. We love our veteran Makers. We welcome new ones.
Don't miss out. Remind your friends."
Above: Susan Reeks jewelry.
Singers galore, horn section, 2 drummers, etc: an 11-piece band is an outlier today. It would seem that the Tedeschi Trucks Band is an exceptional outlier.
In their Strand Theater, Shreveport, show, the audience will expect very musical, soulful r & b-flavored tunes and slide guitar that tastes like Silver Moon BBQ. Do not expect to sit down very much. The mojo will be wall-to-wall.
Shout to Shreveport from Susan Tedeschi to interviewer Tiana Kennell: "One of my biggest influences when I went to college — I graduated from Berklee College of Music — was my choir director, Dennis Montgomery III. He was also a choir director in his hometown of Shreveport when he was young." Montgomery, a graduate of Caddo Magnet HS and from a prominent family of Shreveport musicians, has taught music at Berklee for decades.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Highland and Cedar Grove will be organizing peace marches in response to the shootings this month and in an effort to get caring neighbors visible and united to show that we are standing for communities that are safe and loving, says Alex Hensley. The Highland Peace March is Saturday, starting at 10am in Columbia Park. Bring your friends, family, and encouraging/positive signs that show what we are For, not against. Here are some examples:
"We Love Highland"
"Less Shooting, More Caring"
"Know Your Neighbor"
"Make Friends on Your Block"
Thanks for your support of and love for the Highland Neighborhood!
Here's the March Route for Saturday:
Start at Columbia Park @ 10am
Head North on Creswell
East on Wyandotte
South on Highland
West on Columbia
End up back at the park
As of now, we will be walking on the sidewalks, not in the streets.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Cellist John-Henry Crawford performs with Centenary Youth Orchestra on Sun, Mar 29, 3 pm, Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College
"The 40-plus member Centenary Youth Orchestra will perform challenging symphonic circus music by Igor Stravinsky and festive dances by Joaquin Rodrigo on Sunday," said director Todd Gabriel. The concert is Sun, March 29, at 3 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium.
"Our inspiring young guest soloist is Shreveport's own John-Henry Crawford playing one of the greatest works of the classical era, C.P.E. Bach's Cello Concerto in A major."
Cambodian culture celebrated in Asian Festival, Asian Gardens, downtown Shreveport, Sat, Mar 28, 4 pm to 9 pm
"We would like to invite you to the 8th Aseana Spring Festival: Soursdey Mut ("Welcome, Friend") Cambodian Festival on Sat, March 28, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Asian Gardens in Downtown Shreveport," says Dr. Mary Grace De Joya-Vea.
"Come enjoy the Gardens, the lights, the songs, the music, the Cambodian traditional dances and a fashion show. The Cambodian Cultural Presentation starts at 5:00 pm. Admission to the festival is free! Vendors will be selling authentic Asian cuisine from several different countries."
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"According to Rolling Stone, Friday's grammy-nominated Shreveport House Concert artists, Della Mae, were the best thing at SXSW 2015," says Alan Dyson.
Della Mae plays the Shreveport series Friday, 03/27/15, 7:00 p.m.
$20 per. 1508 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana. 318-670-3567.
Statewide debate and speech tournament being hosted by Caddo Magnet HS Thurs, Mar 26 through Sat, Mar 28
The state debate and speech tournament, called the Tournament of Champions 2015, is being hosted by Caddo Magnet HS and Centenary College Thurs, Mar 26 through Sat, Mar 28, says debate teacher Neill Normand.
Volunteer judges are being enrolled at http://goo.gl/forms/qtTSqdEpu4. Judges will be given criteria sheets and need not be experienced. “Judging speech and drama events is an entertaining and enlightening experience,” says teacher Robert Trudeau.
“Almost 300 students will compete in a variety of events including original interpretation, policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, original oratory, and extemporaneous speaking, along with many other events. This is a riveting tournament for Louisiana’s best in high school forensics,” said Caddo debater Madelyn Gaharan. Said Normand, “Some 500 visitors to the city will be eating in restaurants and staying in Shreveport hotels.”
Thurs. and Friday mornings’ events will be at Centenary; the afternoon and evening sessions will be in classrooms at CMHS, beginning at 3:45 pm and spanning one hour increments.
Students from some 31 schools are trekking to Shreveport for the event, says Normand.
Above are debaters and tourney assistants Ethan Courtman and Madelyn Gaharan.
See results at the Louisiana High School Speech League site.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hay Ryed and Napoleonic Code being served during DDA's History on Tap tasting, 5 pm to 9 pm, Thurs, Mar 26
"Check in at Artspace starting at 5 pm for your History on Tap Tasting Passport and commemorative shot glass which will allow you to be part of all the fun at artspace, Central Art Station (801 Crockett), the Lofts@624 (616 Texas) and Robinson Film Center (617 Texas)," says Liz Swain.
Full-sized beers and food - and beverages other than beer - will be available for purchase at all of the tasting locations.
See the details here.
Audacious dreams and funding for artists: see the Artist Call at shrevearts.org as Shreveport Regional Arts Council offers scenarios for interactive, human-scale arts programming in Caddo Common for the Ap 11 Big Scene.
Among the possibilities for artists, SRAC sees
• Plein air painting and art sales
• Sculptural elements that could imagine the proposed Sculpture Garden, preferably created live during the event
• Busking – acoustic music, mime/acrobatics, etc.
• Artistic/creative park games, eg Alice-in-Wonderland croquet, giant jenga, kite making, etc
• “Shakespeare in the Park” Vignettes
• Anything that invokes creative Art in the Park.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1
And there's the Doo Dah Parade and more . . .
Monday, March 23, 2015
Live rock in a smoke free tavern early as hell: Bucket List at Bears Fairfield, Shreveport, at 6:30 pm, Thurs, Mar 26:
Russ Brabham and his journeymen, aka Bucket List, are performing at smoke-free Bears Fairfield on Thurs, Mar 26, at 6:30pm, says Greg Williams.
Americana and classic rock tunes roll like waves at Gulf Shores when these guys pick up their fiddles and guitars and step up to their mics. With Kerry Hunter,Tim Brogan,Bill Unverzagt and Michael Long.
Bears on Fairfield 1401 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. Photo MC Rollo.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
European and Louisiana art reflecting Disappearing Nature at Rainforest Art Foundation, 710 Travis St, Shreveport; exhibit opens Sun, Mar 22, 2 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, Mar 22, is the opening of a Rainforest Art Foundation show called "Disappearing Nature," featuring local and international artists. "The Zurich Rainforest Art Foundation location, Galerie Wild, sent some beautiful pieces from Switzerland and Germany," says Stephanie Yu Lusk.
(318) 717-9111. 2 pm to 5 pm. Refreshments.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
"Flow Tribe, an irreverent young funk/groove band from New Orleans, will slam down a concert at Bear’s Fairfield on Fri, Mar 20," says Chase Boytim.
"The guys are road warriors, playing 100+ club and festival dates a year throughout the South and East," says Matt Kelly. They banged Voodoo Fest in New Orleans in Nov, and will be smacking JazzFest in April. Flow Tribe just released a new album in September.
"Walkin' like an animal."
$10. Doors 8 pm. No smokin', darlin'.
The Great American Cleanup will take place throughout Shreveport-Bossier on Saturday, April 18, says Donna Curtis. "Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is Shreveport-Bossier’s largest, city and parish-wide cleanup effort, attracting over 1,000 volunteers in one day," noted Curtis.
Grab your allies and put your team together, encourages Curtis, and register at Shreveport Green.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Jazzy, smooth sounds from Shreveport's young best and brightest: Nia Savoy and Friends at Caddo Middle Magnet PAC on Sat, Mar 21, 7 pm
"Nia Savoy & Friends in Concert is going down this Sat, Mar 21, at 7pm at the Caddo Middle Magnet Performing Arts Center, 7635 Cornelious Ln, Shreveport, LA 71106,"says Nia.
This concert might also be titled the Best and Brightest performers of Shreveport's next generation. Alongside the much-awarded singer-dancer Nia will be jazz sax and piano mensch Trevarri Huff-Boone. Savoy is a senior at Caddo Magnet HS (wish you'd seen her in The Wiz). Huff-Boone is a full scholarship student at Loyola of New Orleans.
Additional performers are the nationally known singer Willie Jones (X Factor) and top teens from Nia's crowd, including Thomas Keys, Steven Elliot and Victoria Wells.
Tickets $15. Online at niasavoy.brownpapertickets.com. Reservations, 318.573.0649. Tickets also will be sold at the door.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Third Man Records Rolling Record Store due at Day Old Blues Records, 437 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, Mon, Mar 16, 3 pm to 7 pm
"Third Man Records Rolling Record Store is heading to SXSW, but before it makes it to Austin it will be setting up shop at Day Old Blues Records. How cool is that?" Day Old Blues owner James Gilcrease adds, "The Rolling Record Store is a food truck, but instead of tacos or chili fries these guys will be dishing out records. Jack White is basically Willy Wonka."
"With a wide selection of new TMR records and merch, including a handful of limited edition records, things go fast! Get there early for a shot at the colored wax," cautions Gilcrease.
- Engine will be performing.
- Micah Harold of Red Handed Tattoos and Day Old Blues are teaming up to provide food.
- First come, first served for the special occasion T-shirts.
- Park at the former Don's Seafood, 3100 Highland St - on the corner of Highland and Kings Hwy. Less than a block away from DOB. Tell others as well.
Day Old Blues Records, 437 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104.
Centenary Film Society and KSCL 91.3 FM are presenting Music Doc Week, with guest filmmakers at two special screenings, says Alex Kent.
5:30 p.m. March 18: Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home, with discussion with director Peter Frumpkin.
Woody Guthrie gave a voice to Depression-era America with the unforgettable song “This Land Is Your Land.” Visiting director Peter Frumpkin tells the story of the prolific singer/songwriter whose music has been recorded by stars from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to U2.
5:30 p.m. March 19: This Ain't No Mouse Music, with discussion by filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon.
A profile of roots music icon Chris Strachwitz, notable for bringing Cajun music and blues out of the country and into the living rooms of Middle America. Guest filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon take us on a hip-shaking stomp across America, following Strachwitz as he continues his passionate quest for the nation’s musical soul.
See both films for $10: 318.459.4122.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Curated by Centenary’s communication students, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the Creative Action Network, San Francisco, the See America graphics exhibition at Meadows Museum documents the “See America” advertising campaign from the 1930s to present. Begun under President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, this poster series featured our country’s most stunning locations to increase tourism and stimulate the economy during the Great Depression, says Lisa Nicoletti.
Sat, March 14, at 2 pm historian Dr. Sam Shepherd will give a lecture entitled "The WPA: Lifting America with Work of Lasting Value."
Meadows has 2 additional, fresh shows: #exhibit: Reinterpreting Art from the Permanent Collection through Saturday, May 2, 2015. Students Cadie Hancock '15 and Ben Green '17 have curated this exhibit to attract a new generation of museum-goers and satisfy existing art patrons, who will enjoy seeing prints, paintings, photographs, and drawings that have not been on display at the Meadows for decades.
Also, “The Dream Series” paintings by Marlene Tseng Yu.
Above: under Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, support of the arts and culture was seen as essential to the country’s recovery as building projects. Here, Michigan WPA artist Alfred Castagne sketches WPA construction workers on May 19, 1939.
A rockabilly, blues and gospel Bonnie & Clyde from Stagecenter: see it Mar 12 - 21 at Emmett Hook Center, Shreveport
Stagecenter, Shreveport: the musical version of Bonnie & Clyde runs Mar 12 - 21 at Emmett Hook Center, downtown Shreveport.
Box office ~ www.stagecenterla.com/buy-tickets. Adults $20. | Seniors $18. | Students $15. Call/Text: 218-9978.
Hollis Scarborough and Jared Watson. Seth Taylor, Jason Shidiskis, Seth DuBois, Bill Pou, Aubrey Lenore Buckner, Katy Allred, Cynthia Riser Johnson, Heather Bryson, Bryan Grisham, Cassidy Giddens, Megan Lowe, Emily Danae Buckner, Barbara Leonard-Holmes, Daniel Salazar, Tommy William Thurston, Hollis Scarborough Rodriguez, Emily Kitchens, Mary King, Jared Watson, Sarah Wise, Cordara Newson, Missy Wise, John Peyton Pou and Thomas Wiltheis. Directed by Daniel Salazar, with musical direction by Bryan Grisham.
Rockabilly, blues and gospel music played by a live orchestra.
Hannah Merritt photos.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Collard your cabbage, Kale: veggie fest at Noel / Highland Community garden on Sun, Mar 15, 2 pm to 4 pm
"There's a plethora of Greens that grow in the ArkLaTex," reminds ML Dumars. "And they need champions. Become a Greens Champion today. Pick a Greens and share facts about it. Bring a dish made from your greens to the Greens on the Red festival."
Entertainment by Buddy Flett.
Monday, March 09, 2015
All ages music and art produced by Leeaux Leo and friends at Bayou Some Junque Cafe, 315 Lake St, Fri, Mar 20
"for the passionate music lovers, for the people who really care about our culture, for those who are capable of coming together and enjoying the talents of the many talented people in this little port of ours," says Leo.
"this is now the chance to begin showcasing the best of the underground; im looking forward to seeing how this advances. im looking forward to seeing how we can create in our arts scene."
MLK, Jr, in Shreveport, 1958: documentary "Beyond Galilee" airs on LPB Tues, Mar 10, 7 pm and 11:30 pm
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, spoke at Shreveport’s Galilee Baptist Church in August, 1958," says the website for the documentary "Beyond Galilee." Footage long in the possession of the Shreveport Police Dept forms the background of the film.
"Beyond Galilee" will be aired by LPB on Tues, Mar 10, 7 pm and 11:30 pm.
"In this, the earliest full length recorded speech by Dr. King, he delivers an impassioned and informative talk on social movements throughout history and the need for peaceful change. Many points that would form the backbone of his 1963 "I Have A Dream" speech at The Mall in Washington are fleshed out in front of a spirited audience at Galilee," says director Tim DeWayne.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
A charming audio interview with AJ Haynes and Adam Davis of the Seratones was aired by NPR on Mar 8. The group entered NPR Music's video contest - along with 7000 other music units - to get a spot on a Tiny Desk Concert.
While the Seratones' video did not make the top ten, the Shreveport group's distinctive and authentic sound grabbed this helpful notice from reporter Rachel Martin. The story was entitled "The Seratones Rock the Tiny Desk with a Jungle Beat."
Connor Davis, AJ Haynes, Jesse Gabriel, Adam Davis.
Friday, March 06, 2015
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" a highly recommended drama; SLT performances continue Mar 6 and Mar 7 @ 8 pm and Mar 8 @ 2 pm
"Audiences have been good for this drama, which is very encouraging," said actress Cara Johnston of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," a Shreveport Little Theater production.
Says actress-director Patti Reeves, "Be on guard when you see Shreveport Little Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." The first act may lull you into believing this is a typical community theatre project, but be on guard; the second act will hit you in the solar plexus and leave you breathless. Powerful performances by Shawn Dion, Ginger Darnell Folmer and Cara Johnston. And newcomer Miles Jay Oliver proved he could hold his own with these powerhouses. Other outstanding performances in smaller roles came from Sloan Folmer and Bo Harris. The set is beautiful and OH- to be able to create pictures and moments like director, Richard Folmer It is a rare opportunity to see a classic drama in this town."
Upon consideration, Mrs. Reeves added, "Last night when I was bragging on "All My Sons" I mentioned how rare it was to see drama in this town. I was speaking of community theatre. 80% are comedies and musicals. You do occasionally see drama in community theatre, such as last year's "Diary of Anne Frank" at SLT; "98 Charring Cross Road" at Emmett Hook. Where you Do See drama is college and River City Rep which is about 80% drama and 20% comedy. Saw Shakespeare and Moliere at Centenary recently with some of my former students taking part. My point was that "All My Sons" is a solid production with some outstanding performances and I was enjoying the fact that this was done by Community Theater! By actors who, for the most part, work during the day and have families and yet, still choose, for no remuneration, to sacrifice weeks of late nights to bring the gift of theatre to audiences. I just love that!"
Highly recommended by Shreveport Blog, too.
Tickets, $20 and 10. (318) 424-4439.
Thanks to Jamie Killeen at SLT and to Cara Johnston for speaking to Fine Arts Survey students at Caddo Magnet HS about the joys and travails of being an actress.
Top photo: Bo Harris, Cara Johnston, Ginger Folmer. Bottom, Alexis Musgrove and John Peyton Pou listen to Johnston at Caddo Magnet HS.
Tchai, the psychedelic improv art music collective, will be part of Art Bizarre at Bossier Arts Council on Sat, Mar 7. The group will perform from 11 am to 1 pm in the East Bank Theater, upstairs from the visual arts melee.
"Tchai will be videotaping its interaction with a couple of free form dancers," said manager Aldous Huxley.
Known for the percussion jams instigated each performance and for multi-media shows, Tchai invites the public to watch and even to join them on percussion.
Videographers, digital projectionists and free form dancers are also invited to join the collective.
Beep 318 272 6045.
Painting by Thomas Little.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
"Party in the parking lot - weather permitting - at Bears on Fairfield to celebrate our 1 year anniversary," says Chase Boytim. We've got Kern Has Coffee, @Ki' Ki' Mexico, Sushi by Benjamin Norton and brews by Great Raft Brewing. Free tattoos by Sailor Jerry's.
Fri: Quickie Mart with Fly Boi Keno and Bounce Team, Blood Punch, Soul Society, Klub Kong, Teach Me Equals, Chelsea Norman and the Shapeshifter's and Engine.
Sat: Big Freedia, Seratones, Dark Rooms, Ghost foot, Open Fields, Yorkshire Fields and Josh October and the Wool, and The Bristol Hills.
Tickets at Bears or Ticketweb.com
2 Day Pass $35
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Steve Olson, the skaters and Mary Catherine Rollo: photo exhibit at Artspace Shreveport opens Thurs, Mar 5, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
The skaterliness of the Feb 2014 UNSCENE! residency with roguish Steve Olson was documented by photog Mary Catherine Rollo - by commission from Shreveport Regional Arts Council, says Pam Atchison. Olson’s six week residency produced art shows and his Skateable Sculpture, Texas Ave.
Rollo is a hard-working, kind and talented lensman. Her captures are thoughtful and often surprising. This show is highly recommended.
Thurs, March 5; free admission.
Comestibles near a cash bar.
Show runs March 5 - April 4.
Music from Brumley and Gardner, aka the Mansion Family, will be edifying. Strong voices, a rockin' Americana sensibility and much experience at entertaining makes them a band to watch.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Paintings by Penelope Przekop, Shreveport to Philadelphia, at Norsworthy Galley on Sat, Mar 7, 4 to 6 pm
"I was raised in the US Deep South; Louisiana, to be exact. I grew up in the midst of an extended Christian family focused on fundamental values which included speaking in tongues, Bible studies, church three times a week, Christian outreach, Sunday school, church camp, family prayers, laying on of hands, hands reaching up to God, and dancing in the aisles.
Many of my relatives were well meaning but some were troubled. In the end, they were all merely human.
I was taught through the church, and the Southern culture supporting it, that men are inherently superior to women." So says artist and writer Penelope Przekop, whose mixed media paintings will be on display at Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St, from March 7 to Mar 28.
She continues, "I was taught that sex was bad."
"I’m writing about this because I just finished a work of art titled, “Deconstruction of a Southern Girl (the haunting).”(below)
Przekop has been a painter since 2008; she spent the first half of her adult life writing fiction. She is the author of five books, including four novels. Her art often includes a strong sense of character and story, says Chris Bailey. She graduated from Northwood High School and LSUS. She has a Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University. Her father is teacher Bill Hall, her mother is designer Jane Haden.
Meet the artist Sat, Mar 7, 4 to 6 pm.
Care about the Camp Minden munitions burn? Encouragement from Lt Gen Russell Honore at Minden Civic Center 7 pm Tues, Mar 3
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore (Ret.), of the Louisiana environmental aggregation Green Army, will encourage efforts to stop federal and state agencies from using the open tray burn method at Camp Minden in a Stop The Burn Rally at the Minden Civic Center on Tues, Mar 3, 7 pm, says Chris Broussard.
The fate of what is said to be the biggest stockpile of munitions in U.S. history is open to question.
“We really want to support the efforts of those actively engaged in solving this monumental challenge,” Broussard said. “There are many people involved in moving forward with safe disposal now and all eyes are on Louisiana and how we solve this.”