Monday, May 31, 2010

Shreveport Farmer's Market returns June 5; will be open 7 to noon on Saturdays and 3 to 6 pm on Tuesdays

"Remember to wear your walkin' shoes and bring small bills," says Noma Folwer-Sandlin of the Sat, June 5 opening of the Shreveport Farmer's Market.

She adds, "The market has grown from 65 booths to 105! Not just produce; also amazing baked goods, jams and jellies, beef, crafts, and all other great home made, market or farm fresh foods. Plus signs letting you know where it was grown and what percentage was grown by the person selling it. Plus all sorts of foods including meat, cheese and wine."

"We will have our baked goods," says vendor Eric Drabwell, "including ANZAC (Aussie Oatmeal Coconut), Choc Chip, Choc Chip Extreme, Caramel Surprise, Ginger Snap with Cayenne and more, but we will also this year be continuing to sell our Smoked Salmon. Its very good! We sell it vacuum sealed by the piece.

Also my wife, Amy, turns it into Smoked Salmon Dip and that is yummy.
Be early for the Smoked Salmon products too as it tends to "walk out the door!"

101 Crockett Street - Under the Pavilion in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport - take the Market St exit from I-20 if you're driving from Texas.

Tues: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


"And, adds Kathryn Usher, "while you are enjoying the bounty of the Farmers' Market don't forget the art market at the Barnwell Center. Noma's right about those walking shoes since the Barnwell sits on the river. But you can always cool off in the fountain play area. Better yet, park by Sci-Port and park in the middle of both events."

And we happily add an invitation to a new downtown festival, Saturday in the Square. The all-ages fest opens at 3 pm under the Texas St bridge, an area once known as Shreve Square and recently as the Red River District.

3 pm Tracy Chappell & Friends
4 to 5:30 pm DJ Quickie Mart (aka Martin Arceneaux)
6 to 8 pm New Orleans quintet Dumpstaphunk

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Carol Anglin's Louisiana Dance Theater dancers perform at the Strand on Sat, May 29, 7 pm

Strand, Sat, May 29
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The stage of the historic Strand Theatre in Shreveport will come alive with dance this Saturday night for the performance of "Stars of Tomorrow," says Carol Anglin.

The Stars of Tomorrow performance aims to cultivate local talent from all socio-economic backgrounds and provide area dancers the opportunity to perform repertoire created by emerging artists as well as seasoned choreographers.

The performance features the Louisiana Dance Theatre and students from Carol Anglin Dancenter, Inc. It begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets ($15 - $25) are available at the Strand Theatre Box Office, 226-8555.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Salsa lessons at Artspace on Thurs, June 3, 6:30 pm, by Trinidadian dancer Nigel Skeete

Arthouse @ Artspace Shreveport features an evening of Sultry Latin Dance with instructor Nigel Skeete, says Julia Foley.

Nigel Skeete is 34 years old and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, says Sandy's Dance Center. He started Latin Dancing in Guam at Let’s Dance Studio under the instruction of Sonny Tolentino. Nigel teaches "Salsa on the 1", Merengue, and Bachata and is available for private lessons, workshops, and exhibitions.

- Thursday, June 3rd, 6:30 pm
- $10 Admission includes Salsa Lessons

Fairfield Studios House Concert Series presents folksinger Ronny Cox on Sun, June 6, at 7 pm

Ronny Cox
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Ronny Cox @ Fairfield Studios, Fairfield & Jordan, Sun, June 6, 7 pm.
$15. Cash at the door (no credit cards, please). or call 219-7688.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

David Egan, Terrance Simien, Roscoes, Caravan, Stiff Necked Fools at Mudbug Madness Th, May 27 through Sun, May 30

Krewe of Highland Bal Masque
Originally uploaded by trudeau
The sounds of zydeco, Cajun music, r & b and rock will atomize the air over Festival Plaza from Thurs through Sun of the last weekend in May; it's Mudbug Madness.

Be ready to shuffle, leap and turn when you zydekize at Mudbug Madness.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Michael Butterman, Christopher Allen, the SSO and the Arklatex Youth Symphony in concert on Sun, May 30, 5 pm, Byrd High auditorium

Michael Butterman and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will be performing alongside the Arklatex Youth Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 30, at 5:00 p.m. at the auditorium of Byrd High School, says Leah Escude.

That's the best and brightest of our regional youth plus the two best directors in the region in addition to the orchestra.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Admission is free to the public.

Of the fate of the SSO, Mrs. Escude added, "There still looks like there may be a future. Both sides of the negotiation process are still in talks. At this point, I take that as a positive sign. Hopefully, more definitive details should be available this week."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Roar of popping bubbles reportedly heard in Wascom, Tx, during Pop! reception @ artspace shreveport

Artspace Shreveport was mobbed during the opening of an exhibit dedicated to the poppy things that can be constructed from Bubble Wrap.

The evening was sparked by the music of Dirtfoot and a fashion show by designer Tiffany Shemise Walker.

See a slideshow
of party images.

Or watch a video about the artists who participated in the exhibit.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dirtfoot and T-Shemise Fashions top the party at Artspace Shreveport to open the Pop! Exhibit on Fri, May 21

Artspace Shreveport opens three new exhibitions on Pop culture on Friday, May 21, says Pam Atchison. In these shows the artists use mass-produced visual commodities to create art.

Pop! works occupy mainspace: see a world of art assembled via the medium of bubble wrap.

Upstairs is a technicolor pop art solo show by painter Tony Reans. Also see the graphics show Bubble Rap 3, curated by Michael Glenn Moore.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, says Megan Porter. Expect a performance by Dirtfoot at 7 pm. Also on tap is a fashion show from designer Tiffany Shemise Walker. The reception is a ticketed one: $10.

More at and at 673 6535.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shreveport-raised guitarist-singer Papa Mali leads the band 7 Walkers with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann

"Shreveport's own Mal Welbourne, aka Papa Mali, is currently leading the newest, hottest jam band on the planet, a group called 7 Walkers," says music maven Bruce Flett. "Bill Kreutzman on drums (Grateful Dead), George Porter Jr on bass (Meters, Neville Bros). They are Sold Out everywhere, coast to coast. What a rhythm section. Papa Mali is the da' main man!"

Papa Mali, raised as Malcolm Welbourne in Shreveport during the 60's, is today hailed as "a musical shaman." On his recent solo album Do Your Thing (Fog City) Welbourne gives credit for some of his background to the late Shreveport bluesman John Campbell.

Papa Mali was one of the founders of the Shreveport-born reggae band the Killer Bees. As a solo performer he has often returned to Shreveport to play the Mudbug Fest. Otherwise he treks across the world playing festivals and slips home to Austin for all-night raves.

While being raised in Shreveport, Mali had a lot of New Orleans in his life. The Meters and the Wild Tchoupitoulas touched him as a young listener. Afterwards, "Along with Jimi Hendrix, Leo Nocentelli was my hero."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NYC duo Lo-Vid, Mr. Christopher, Ian Quiet, The Occidentalists & SHV’8 @ minicine on Fri, May 21, after 8 pm

LoVid, bringing to Shreveport their Sync Armonica, is an interdisciplinary artist duo composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus.

Based in NYC, the LoVid work includes live video installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, media projects, performances, and video recordings, says minicine?. They combine many opposing elements in their work, contrasting hard electronics with soft patchworks, analog and digital, or handmade and machine produced objects. This multidirectional approach is also reflected in the content of their work: romantic and aggressive, wireless and wire-full.

Lovid is interested in the ways in which the human body and mind observe, process, and respond to both natural and technological environments, and in the preservation of data, signals, and memory.

Mr. Christopher will open the evening with a special concoction of ambient music with keys and lapsteel.

Ian Quiet (SHV) returns to perform and release his new CD, Pu Pu Platter, featuring guest artists Meredith Mighell, Megan Westbrook (both of SHV) and Jason Siren (Santa Fe, NM). Pu Pu Platter is Ian’s fourth CD release and consist of 10 Asian and/or water themed song works. CD’s will be available for purchase at this release.

The Occidentalists, is Allison and Jordan West, who will stage an interactive installation of sorts entitled “Trying to Get Closer”, merging altered, wearable, thrift store finds with video projection and sound.

SHV’8 is on the walls, new works by eight of Shreveport’s most mysterious visual artists… including, Morgan Thomas, Jamie Heiges, Brittany Baucum, Jimmy Parrish, Brittney Maddox, Jon Mackey, John Martin and James Cousins II. For some, this event will also be a send off for Mr. Mackey, who will be leaving for a year in Mexico to work with communities along the Texas/Mexico border…

846 Texas Avenue
8pm / $5

All paths lead to downtown fun on Thursday, May 20

All paths lead to the Barnwell Center Thursday, May 20, writes Barnwell Center's Michael Corbin.

- Hot Jazz On The Red featuring Bobby Mercy Oliver and the Jam City Revue
- Downtown Unwind Culture Crawl
- TNT Trolley Stop!

- Cash Bar or BYOB at Barnwell.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fun events on and on Shreveport Blog are Googleable; events on Facebook are not

"Facebook does not permit Google to reach most categories of information placed on the site," says Google software engineer Matt Cutts in a NY Times article, adding, “Google can only know what it can crawl.”

Therefore, events producers posting their events on Facebook have not done all that can be done in regards promotions. Announcements will continue to be enhanced by being posted on blogs and calendars.

Yet “What the statistics point to is a rise in Facebook, a decline in blogging, and before that, a decline in personal Web pages. The trend is clear, said Susan Herring of Indiana University — Facebook is displacing these other forms of online publication."

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and DJ Quickie Mart in Red River District on Sat, June 5, 6 pm

A bit of New Orleans Jazzfest - in the form of the dance-provoking quintet Dumpstaphunk - arrives at the Red River District on Sat, June 5, 6 - 8:00 pm, says Chase Boytim.

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & DJ Quickie Mart

DJ Quickie Mart: 4:00-5:30pm
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk: 6:00-8:00pm

Admisssion: $10.00

Purchase tickets @
Sponsored by Fatty Arbuckles & Roney & Boytim Entertainment

Red River District (Under the Texas Bridge)
450 Clyde Fant Parkway

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pat Lowery, Linda Sibley, Rick Stovall and Tyler Northen in Arsenic at Back Alley Theater in Grand Cane on May 14 - 23

Tyler Northen
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Back Alley Theatre's production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" takes place in Grand Cane outside of Stonewall, says Tyler Northen, who adds, "Tonight is opening night! The play runs the 14, 15, 21, 22, AND the 23. Curtain is at 7:00 for the Friday and Saturday shows. Curtain is at 2:00 on the Sunday, May 23 show."

Cast includes:
Pat Lowery as Aunt Abby
Linda Sibley as Aunt Martha
Rick Stovall as Mortimer Brewster
Susan Clemmons as Elaine Harper
Tyler Northen as Teddy Brewster
Michael Brossette as Jonathan Brewster
Lance Ray as Dr. Einstein

Tickets are $10. To make a reservation, call 318-872-6373.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jyrus Lips mod rock quintet at the Warehouse Shreveport on Sat, May 15, 9:30 pm, ahead of Loud Like Leisure Suits and She Craves

Originally uploaded by Thomas Matt Beckham
"A re-worked band, that we are calling Jyrus Lips now," reports Matt Beckham, who adds," in fact I've been up till 3 every night busting ass getting our website built:"

"Anyhow," says this rockin' laddie," this Saturday at the Warehouse downtown, we are heading off the show at 9:30, we've put a ton of effort into re-working the band and adding in a new bassist, and I think it's going to be our most theatric, over the top efforts to date. Soo, 1. I'd love to see you out and catch up, 2. It's really important that we get our head count up. So I'm personally pleading with you to find a little time in your weekend for me and check out all the hard work."

Infectious tune playing when you open the new site: "Scientist and the Sand Counter."

Alon Goldstein and Stanislav Loudenitch perform with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on Sat, May 15, 7:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Shreveport

The Willis-Knighton Master Series Concerts presents A Keyboard Extravaganza on Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport.

Two world-renowned pianists light up the stage with their dazzling virtuosity, says Maestro Michael Butterman.

Wideman Competition Gold Medalists Alon Goldstein and Stanislav Loudenitch have played with the world's greatest orchestras since their triumphs in Shreveport, and now are returning to RESOUND with the Shreveport SymphonyOrchestra (on Van Cliburn's piano, no less!). After intermission, the keyboard celebration is completed with the melodic and powerful "Organ Symphony" of Saint-Saëns.

FRANCK--Symphonic Variations
Stanislav Ioudenitch, pianist
SHOSTAKOVICH--Piano Concerto No. 2
Alon Goldstein, pianist
SAINT-SAËNS--Symphony No. 3 ("Organ Symphony")

Purchase tickets here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Roca and Crawford of the to speak at Centenary College Tues, May 18, 6:30 pm
Originally uploaded by trudeau
The Path Less Pedaled is an exploration of what it means to live outside the lines. In March 2009, Laura Crawford and Russ Roca made the decision to drop out of the status quo and find others around the world who have done the same.

Crawford and Roca will present a look at what they've found on their journey on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30 pm at Carlyle Auditorium (first floor Room 114) of Mickle Hall on Centenary campus. It is a program presented by the Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society, says Maurice Loridans.

Paring down their lives to just what will fit on two bicycles, Laura and Russ embarked on an extended bike tour throughout the US and beyond – with the goal of connecting with and collecting the stories of people who followed a calling to live their lives in unique ways, while revitalizing the model of the traveling artisan and inspiring others to travel by bicycle.

Through photos, interviews, presentations, and an extensive web presence, Laura (an art jewelry maker) and Russ (a photographer) are compiling examples of lives less ordinary and sharing their experiences with the world.

Their website is

Lu Shen performance with the West Edge String Quartet at First United Methodist Bossier on Sat, June 5, 7:30 pm

Lu Shen
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Lu Shen, Silver Medalist of the 2009 Wideman Piano Competition,

in collaboration with the West Edge String Quartet, Kermit Poling and Elizabeth O'Bannon, violins, Borys Smolaga, viola, and Ruth Drummond, cello, will perform

- Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 for solo piano
- Dvorak Piano Quintet

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Bossier City, LA
$10.00 donation suggested

Lu Shen, a native of Jiangsu, China, has won several piano competitions abroad including first prize in the Hong Kong Open Piano Competition and second prizes in the Jingzhong Competition and the Asia Chopin Piano Competition. He also won third prize and best Chinese Musician Work prize in the Gulangyu Piano Festival. Most recently, he won the silver medal at the Wideman Piano Competition and consequently has been invited to perform a solo and chamber music concert in Shreveport, Louisiana in June 2010.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Explosion of Bubble Wrap at Artspace Shreveport opens Fri, May 21, with music by Dirtfoot

Artspace Shreveport opens three new exhibitions on Pop culture on Friday, May 21, says Pam Atchison, in which the artists use mass-produced visual commodities to create art.

Pop!, celebrating 50 years of Bubble Wrap®, features a 10′ x 50′ Bubble Wrap® Painting by Marshall Dines using acrylic paint injected via syringe into each three-dimensional cell.

William Joyce, artspace Artistic Director, and a jury team have selected seven Louisiana artists to create unique Bubble Wrap® artworks to be included in the exhibition. Bruce Allen is creating a giant Bubble Wrap® Teddy Bear. Matt DeFord is designing three giant black and white spheres that will hang from the ceiling with the opportunity for guests to POP their head through the bottom. Alan Dyson’s “50” sculpture installation celebrate the birthday of Bubble Wrap®. Mary Virginia Hill is creating a triptych of paintings and Micah Harold is designing a black and white spider that will hang from the ceiling.

Jim Hayes and his team are designing a mini-set of a Bubble Wrap® house from the inside looking out at the sky. Tama Ripps Nathan’s interactive Bubble Wrap® creation will be the gateway to giftspace. Tiffany Shemise Walker is designing 10 new fashions made of Bubble Wrap® for the exhibition.

Upstairs the Bubble Rap 3 exhibit, curated by Michael Glenn Moore, will present over a dozen graphic artists. And painter Tony Reans will present a solo show of pop art paintings called Maximum Mindshare.

The reception on Fri, May 21, will feature the music of Dirtfoot. Admission is $10.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Youth leadership summit on Sat, 10 am to 3:30 pm, Centenary College: Generation United to Succeed

The Generation United to Succeed (GUTS) Youth Leadership Summit will be this Saturday from 10AM-3:30PM at Centenary College's Kilpatrick Auditorium, says Maysa Kaskas. She has joined Summit founder Niha Jain in producing the event.

It's a completely free event geared primarily towards high school students (but other young adults are welcome) that'll include guest speakers ranging from Mayor Cedric Glover to Judge Stewart, a Volunteerism Fair where students may connect and network with local nonprofits and community organizations, free lunch, group leadership-building activities, and the opportunity to meet new people from the Shreveport/Bossier area.

Here's our website:
Here's the Facebook event:

Call to choreographers and dancers: June 1 deadline for video entries in The Dance Teacher Summit

Escaped Images
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The Dance Teacher Summit is committed to promoting emerging choreographers who further the art of dance, says The Capezio A.C.E. Award Competition is a great opportunity for choreographers to expose their work to one of the most influential audiences in dance.

* All entries must be one of, or a combination of, these styles: jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theater, tap, ballet or hip-hop.
* All entries must not exceed 6 minutes.
* Choreographers and dancers may be professional, amateur, or a combination.
* There must be at least 5 dancers in the group and all dancers must be ages 16+.
* All entries may be entered by the choreographer, NOT by a dance group that has hired the choreographer to set the work.
* All performances must use music on CD.
* Performances can include props but no "sets.”
* All entries must be available to compete at The Dance Teacher Summit in NYC, August 2-4, 2010.
Upload your video to on The Dance Teacher Summit Channel BEFORE June 1, 2010. Please Note: The piece you enter with to become a Finalist, does NOT need to be the same piece that you compete in NYC. It must however meet all eligibility requirements. The video can be from a past performance and does not need to be specifically video-taped for the Capezio A.C.E. Award.

Dance Teacher Summit office (212) 767-0744.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

13 painters exhibit at the Barnwell: Jerry's Art Group comprises students of Jerry Wray

Sherri Sewell art @ Barnwell
Originally uploaded by trudeau
The Barnwell Center exhibit of Jerry's Art Group comprises work by
Laura Core, Genie Burkhalter, Martha DeSoto, Stephanie Harrell,
Meiko Hathaway, Jolene Johnson, Sandy McKellar, Peggy Selber, Sherrie Sewell, Carol Shafton, Eleanor Spohn and Star Williams.

The illustration is a portrait montage by Sherrie Sewell of Brian Connell, Lake Bistineau, son of the late artist Clyde Connell.

Thurs night the BPCC Jazz Ensemble hits the stage in the Hot Jazz on the Red Series at the barnwell.

Hula hoop jam session and lessons Sun, May 9, 2 to 6 pm, Riverview park fountains

Come attend and enjoy a Hoop Jam on the riverfront, says Jennette Ginsberg.

Sunday, May 9 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Riverfront Park, between the water fountains and the river.

Informal hoop jam 3-5.
Beginners class from 5-6.

Come enjoy this wonderful spring weather with a fun afternoon of hula hoopin!
Bring bottled water, your hoop, and a smile.
Extra hoops (and smiles) will be available.

This will be a very informal hang, open to hoopers of all levels.
If you've never hooped and want to try it for the first time or if you just want to come and watch, everyone is welcome!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Dirtfoot and Lackadaisies at Bear's Oysterhouse on Fairfield on Sat, May 8

Eric Gardner says, "Come out to Bear's Oysterhouse and celebrate awesomeness with Dirtfoot and the Lackadaisies tonight! $7, doors at 9! Bring it!"

Salon de Shreveport call to artists in Highland area by Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, Aug 7 deadline

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Shreveport, Louisiana
Deadline: Saturday, August 7, 2010

Exhibit Dates: August 28-29, 2010
Title: Salon de Shreveport
Sponsor: Noel United Methodist Church Community Arts Program
Venue: Volunteers of America/Highland Center @ 520 Olive Street, Shreveport
Juror: TBD
Eligibility: Open to artists over the age of 18 who have resided/worked in, or contributed artistically to the Highland Neighborhood in Shreveport, LA. Entries must be original works; giclees and/or high-quality prints of artist’s original work may be sold during the public exhibition.
Artist Responsibilities: Entries should include: artist’s resume’, contact information, digital samples of at least 5 original works for consideration, and a brief description of the artist’s connection with Highland Neighborhood. All 2D work will be displayed in a salon-style installation. All 3D art (including jewelry) must be installed and removed by the artist; artist must provide pedestal/ covered table/display case, if required. Either the artist or his/her representative will be responsible for all artwork sales. Artists are responsible for payment of state and local sales taxes. Artists’ information will be included in a salon catalogue.
Fees: None
Commission: None
Send entry to: Noel Community Arts Program, 520 Herndon Street, Shreveport, LA 71101-4702
E-mail questions to: Erin Fort at or Debbie Engle at
Phone: Erin Fort 318.573.5913 or Debbie Engle 318.751.8540

Friday, May 07, 2010

Michelle & John Laws, Fairfield Studios, Sun, May 16, 7 to 10 pm

Back for a return to Fairfield, says Jim Huckabay, is one of our favorite duos— John & Michele Law from Ontario, Canada. What happens when you reinvent Texas Swing, pour in a touch of bluegrass & a healthy dose of acoustic blues? They call it The Laws—and we call it good live music!

Help us welcome them back Sun, May 16.

Fairfield Studios, at Fairfield & Jordan)
$15. Cash at the door (no credit cards, please). Reservations recommended. or call 219-7688

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Dirty Redd Crenshaw booked for stage role as Miles Davis in New Orleans-based production

Dirty Redd is "Ground Zero" of Shreveport Cool, writes Bruce Flett.

In an upcoming live production, Redd will be playing the part of Miles Davis. Written by renowned playwright David Louis Whitehead, "Miles Davis: Narration and Tunes" will premier in New Orleans and Shreveport. A national tour is in the planning stages.

Don Crenshaw is horn man Dirty Redd. For over five years he played trumpet for the legendary Johnny Taylor.

Redd has become a Shreveport musical landmark since soul crooner Taylor passed away years ago. Crenshaw leads his own band playing smooth jazz, old school R&B, and party songs at clubs, festivals, and special events of all kinds.

Redd is much in demand as a trumpet player, playing often with Robin & the Bluebirds, Caravan band, Denial, and other groups. He also is a very soulful singer with a style similar to Bill Withers.

Dirty Redd Jam hosts a jam session every Thursday at Noble Savage Tavern on Texas Street. Ft. Worth, Texas was his hometown. Now Shreveport has adopted him as their own.

Self Titled Dirty Redd , his first solo CD, has been released, containing 10 originals in his own "smooth jazz" style. "Ground Zero" is one of the featured tracks.

More info: 318 865 9006

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Lip Service, aka Lips trio, @ Noble Savage on Wed, May 5, 8 to 10 pm

Lip Service, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Writes Sandra Odom, "Just letting you all know that we're playing at the Nobel Savage tonight. That's Wed. 5/5 from 8 - 10 pm."

Thurs, 6 - 8 pm on the riverfront @ Barnwell Center: Luke Brouillette and quintet

Hot Jazz On The Red is here, reminds the Barnwell Center's Michael Corbin:

May 6 - Luke Jazz: Luke Brouillette is a native of Natchitoches, has studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and is the guitar instructor at Northwestern State University. His group includes drummer Sammy Nix, bassist Christopher Allen, trumpeter Galindo Rodriguez and saxophonist Dr. Paul Forsyth.

Thursday nights May-June, 6-8pm.
On the Riverfront @ Barnwell Center.
Tented and open air seating.
Artist Market. Cash Bar. Free admission.
Come early, decorate a table, bring a picnic, dance!

May 13 - BPCC Jazz Ensemble
May 20 - Bobby Mercy Oliver and Jam City Revue
May 27 - Jazzianna
June 3 - Symponic Jazz Summit
June 10 - Mauva Bell and Hot Water
June 17 - Crossroads Band
June 24 - AJ and the Two Tones Band

Travelin' singer at Bear's tonight, Wed, May 5: artist Charlie Faye of NYC and Austin

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Austin-based singer-songwriter Charlie Faye is earning wide praise on her ambitious ten-city tour, “Travels With Charlie,” during which she spends one month in every city, establishing a temporary home in each location along the way, says Brady Blade.

Charlie Faye has spent a month in Tucson, Portland, Los Angeles, and Boulder, and will establish a temporary home in Shreveport, LA in May. The tour, which has generated attention from American Songwriter, Magnet, Willamette Week, Teen Vogue and the Oregonian, embodies Charlie Faye’s adventurous spirit, enabling her to become a part of the local community, set up residencies, form a new band and ultimately record a song with the band in each city.

In Shreveport, Charlie Faye will partner with Blade Studios, which prides itself on promoting and fostering local artists in the region. While in Austin performing for SXSW, Charlie established a rapport with Blade studios founder, Brady Blade.

Says Blade of Charlie Faye’s visit to the city, “Charlie Faye’s journey will now include the rich musical tradition of Shreveport. She will performing alongside and in support of local artists…it’s a win-win for our community.” During the month of May, Shreveport’s Bear’s Café will be hosting her residency, where Charlie will be playing every Wednesday night. Charlie will also play at the Noble Savage on Tuesday, May 18.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Orchestra concert on Sun, May 9, 3 pm, at St Joseph's Church, 200 Patton Ave, Shreveport

May 9, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
In the Festa Italiana concert Pieralberto Cattaneo conducts a 16 member chamber orchestra of local professional musicians in a concert of rare gems of music by Antonio Salieri, Gaetano Donizetti, Sevario Mercadante, and Pietro Morlacchi. The concert features flutist Marco Carbotta as well, says John Goddard.

The concert is on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 Patton Avenue, Shreveport LA.

General Admission tickets are $20 sold at the door beginning one hour prior to the concert.

Advance tickets may be purchased online at or by calling toll-free 1-800-957-8667 (service charges apply). Students with ID may purchase $5 tickets at the door prior to the concert.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Building the Business of Art: May 6 - 8, Lafayette

Artists who are unaware of the Louisiana Crafts Guild may have a pleasant surprise when they witness the strength of the organization via the web site or workshops.

Susan Breeland, active member of the LCG, recommends this opportunity: the Louisiana Crafts Guild will present one of CAA’s National Professional Development Workshops in Lafayette on May 6 - 8. .

The workshops focus on supporting visual artists in underserved areas.

The three-day event, scheduled for May 6 (12:00 noon–5:00 pm), May 7 (8:00 am–5:00 pm) and May 8 (10:00 am–6:00 pm), will be held at the Science Museum (formerly Natural History Museum) in Lafayette.
May 6, billed as a “maintenance day” provides the opportunity for artists to receive professional photographs of their artwork as part of the workshop. Guild members have the opportunity to work with a website professional to assist in updating individual artist member pages.

To schedule an appointment for photography or website updates (only 50 are available), please contact Kimberly Jones at San Souci Gallery, 337-266-7999.

On May 7 and 8, the workshop will provide professional-development seminars filled with career-building skills for visual artists, including valuable information, tools, tips, resources, best practices, and networking. Featured presenters and topics include:
Thomas Mann (May 7):
entrepreneurial thinking and tactics for artists, small-business management, and demystifying public relations
Bruce Baker (May 8):
trends and product development, display and merchandising for shows and galleries, increasing performance at juried shows, sales, and customer-service techniques.

Light breakfasts and lunch are also included. A post-workshop reception takes place on Friday, May 7 (5:00–7:00 pm). Please contact Susan Schear, CAA National Workshop Project Consultant, at for details, with any questions.

Registration for the workshop is limited to 150. Guild members, Students and Seniors’ two-day investment is $30. The investment is $40 for all others. Stipends are available; please contact Susan Schear at 973 482-1000.