Monday, May 28, 2007

Jazz music aside the Red River at the Barnwell Center Th, May 31, 6 to 7:30 pm; Hot Jazz series spans 5 Thursdays

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Hot Jazz on the Red, the Friends of Barnwell Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series, has returned for a second year, says Freda Powell.

Five free concerts will run on consecutive Thursdays from May 31 to June 28. The sax will sound from 6:00 -7:30 pm each Thurs.

You are invited to bring a picnic basket and the Friends will offer a cash bar. The bar will include non-alcoholic drinks, says Powell.

The Barnwell's gardens and art shows will stay open from 10 am to 8 pm on concert dates.

May 31 -Total Choice
June 7- Touch of Class
June 14-Lane Bayliss Combo
June 21-Jimmy O’Brien
June 28-Lou Connection
July 4-Steve Allen

Currently the Barnwell features a classic show of regional art: the annual Hoover Watercolor Society exhibit. Besides capable water media paintings I was fascinated by the display of the Hoover history books. In 2 giant compendia of clippings is a virtual history of Shreveport art.

Barnwell Garden and Art Center
601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Tues through Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sun from 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Freda Powell, (318) 673-7703

Steve Allen portrait by Barbara Beaird.

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