Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Barnwell Art Center opens exhibit by Louisiana Artists, Inc, by Hoover Watercolor Society, by 8th AF and sponsors Family Fun Day on Sat, Nov 3, 10 am to 2 pm

Exhibit at the Barnwell Center opens Nov. 3, says Jillene Faulk.

Main Gallery –
• Artworks 2012 – Louisiana Artists, Inc. present their annual show.
• Louisiana Bicentennial Exhibition – Historical displays depicting the 200 year history of Louisiana, on loan from the Spring Street Museum, this weekend only.

Corridor Gallery –
• Hoover Watercolor Annual Membership Show.
• Shreveport Landmarks – photographs of Shreveport landmarks, courtesy of the Shreveport Regional Airport.

Wafer Gallery – 8th Air Force Historical Display – on loan from Barksdale Air Force Base, celebrating their 70 year association with the 8th Air Force, this weekend only.

We invite the public to attend our FREE family fun day this Saturday, November 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM. In addition to the displays, we will have entertainment courtesy of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Fair Park High School Cheerleaders, and the Shreveport
Metropolitan Concert Band. Free cupcakes, games and activities for the kids, ending in a B-52 flyover!

Jillene Faulk, Barnwell Center, 318-673-7703

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dreamworks and William Joyce animated movie Rise of the Guardians premiers at the Strand Theater, Shreveport, on Thurs, Nov 15, 6:30 pm

Academy Award Winner William Joyce and DreamWorks Animation will present the Louisiana Premiere of Rise of the Guardians at The Strand Theatre on
Thurs, Nov 15, says Julia Foley.

The Grand Opening of the exhibition “The Making of…Guardians” opens at artspace after the premier.

The event will begin at 6:30 pm with an introduction of the film by the Executive Producer William Joyce and Production Designer Patrick Hanenberger.

Immediately following the premiere, audience members will follow Nicholas St. North in a parade down Louisiana Avenue, under a cascade of confetti, to artspace.

Therein a first look at the exhibition celebrating the Guardians with a Street Party complete with live music by Brady Blade & Friends.

Tickets to the event are $100 each or $350 for a group of 4 and can be purchased through The Strand Theatre box office at (318) 226-1481. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit artspace, Robinson Film Center and The Strand Theatre.

Make a 3-minute Halloween film and let Robinson Film Center screen it on Wed, Oct 31; deadline at 5 pm

Filmmakers: Want to see your Halloween short on the big screen before the Freak-Out! screening of THE THING on Hallowen night? Then make one like Evan Falbaum's. Runtime: three minutes or less. We have a 10-min slot. We need it by 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Short notice? Meh. You got time, says RFC.

Eccentric Color, an exhibit by painter Ellen Soffer at Magale LibraryGallery, Centenary College, opens Sun, Nov 4, 2 to 4 pm

Ellen Soffer 2 by trudeau
Ellen Soffer 2, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Ellen Soffer: Eccentric Color
November 4 - 29, 2012

Opening reception: 2 - 4 pm Sunday, November 4, 2012

Magale Library at Centenary College
2910 Woodlawn St.
Shreveport, LA 71104

318 869-5047

Library hours are:
Monday - Thursday 8 am to midnight
Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, 4 pm to midnight 4830 Line Ave., #318 Shreveport, LA 71106 318 347-3059

Footlights, a History of Broadway, presented by Shreveport Little Theater Academy teens on Sun, Nov 18, 2 pm, at 812 Margaret Place

Footlights: A History of Broadway, is a fundraiser for SLTAcademy‘s scholarship fund and will feature songs from Tony-award winning musicals, says Robert Darrow.

Academy students performing include Joey Bills, Marli Cooper, Haley Evans, Kaelon Gerard, Cody Griffin, Demi Jordan, LisaAnn Kemper, Austin Laenger, Lyric LaPlante, Zoey Lex, Avery Mayes, Courtney Ritchie, Bethany San Pedro, Clare Shelburne, Leslie Townsend, and Chris White. Emcee is Joe Rossi.

William Parsons and Laura Beeman are the directors of Footlights.

One performance: 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at SLT, 812 Margaret Place.

$15 / 10


Baroque Artists, Shreveport: performance 11.04.12, Hurley Music Bldg, Centenary College

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Among the new vendors at Texas Avenue Makers Fair on Sat, Nov 10, 10 to 5 pm: jewelry and decor designer EllenDeeNola

Chockablock with artisanal goodness, I highly recommend reading the list of vendors ready for the Texas Ave Makers Fair. Having skimmed the list, a thought remains: bring more money to the fair.

Among the fresh vendors is charming recent transplant Laura D'Arcangelo, aka EllenDeeNola. On her Etsy site she says, " I have moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to finish school and have a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. I do miss the city already but this has been a great change for me! I am letting myself get inspired by my new home, and I have been busy whipping up some new jewelry for you!"

A production of the Texas Ave Community Assoc, the Makers Fair takes place at the corner of Texas Avenue and Common Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.
Sat, Nov 10, 10 am to 5 pm.

Coordinator is Kelly McSwain, 949-412-5225. Or

Across the street from and concurrent with the Makers Fair is another Best of Shreveport event: The Aseana Autumn Festival, featuring Asian Street Food, music and fireworks. The Aseana Foundation event begins at 9 am and goes to 8:30 pm.

The success of Smorgasburg, Brooklyn, spurs the question, "Shouldn't Shreveport have a year-round Farmers Market?"

smorgasburg by sukhchander
smorgasburg, a photo by sukhchander on Flickr.

Shouldn't the foodies of the greater Shreveport-Bossier area be discussing a year-round Farmers Market?" asks members of A Better Shreveport.

These NY Times articles on Smorgasburg, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Flea, offer ideas and direction.

Even more inspiration should animate potential movers and shakers when they visit the Texas Ave Makers Fair on Sat, Nov 10.

Have fun as a volunteer at the Highland Jazz & Blues Fest on Sat, Nov17, 11:30 am to 5 pm, Columbia Park, Shreveport

Volunteers are most definitely needed at one of Shreveport's mellowest fests, the HJ&BF.

While the music jumps, the food, cokes and beer flow. People meet their friends and cut a rug.

Be a sustaining part of the action, urges Kenney Koonce, by volunteering online for one or more 3-hour shifts.

It's Sat, Nov 17, 11:30 am to 5 pm at Columbia Park, Creswell Ave @ Columbia St, Shreveport, LA.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Movie review: Ben Affleck's historic drama Argo is a feel-good movie that's good for us

IRAN-ELECTION/ by rosa_roshan
IRAN-ELECTION/, a photo by rosa_roshan on Flickr.

Ben Affleck's adventure movie, Argo, is a fast-paced espionage story. Yet it is based on a historic event. It is the story of one chapter in the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis: the rescue of 6 American diplomatic workers who slipped through the Iranian revolutionaries' net.

While it appeals to people who were alive during the Carter era, I recommend it to all audiences. The mistakes made by the CIA, by the State Dept and the President are palpable. It opens a door that could lead to learning more about Iran as well as the CIA.

It's a rare piece: a feel-good movie that's good for us.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hurley Chamber Orchestra concert on Mon, Oct 29, 7:30 pm, Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College, Shreveport

Harpsichord, Shreveport by trudeau
Harpsichord, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Under the direction of Dr. Todd Gabriel, the Hurley Orchestra will present a melodious concert of dance music on Mon, Oct 29, 7:30 pm.

Suite in A-minor for Flute and Strings by Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767) featuring Centenary freshman, Yupei Chen, begins the program.

- Capriol Suite for strings by English composer, Peter Warlock
- Beethoven's Viennese Dances (1819).

Centenary Music calendar.

Situation comedy, slapstick and sexual innuendo: Dick King directing SLT farce Moon Over Buffalo Nov 1 - 10

Slapstick action and suggestive words are the signposts to Moon Over Buffalo, a farce to be directed by Dick King for Shreveport Little Theater.

Nov 1 - 10.

Cracker soul from JJ Grey and Mofro at Riverside Warehouse on Tues, Oct 23, 630 Commerce St, Shreveport; Nic Cowan opens

JJ Grey by zielinskiCreative
JJ Grey, a photo by zielinskiCreative on Flickr.

"Country ghetto" is how JJ Grey sells it nowadays but I see him as closer to A Train and the Black Crows than anything.

Blue-eyed soul from Florida. And a thoroughbred war horse at performing.

Riverside Warehouse
630 Commerce St, Shreveport, Louisiana 7110
(318) 227-8041
$15 advance, $20 at the door.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dylan music from the new Lane Bayliss Group at Tiki Bar on Sat, Oct 27, 10 pm

"I am inviting you to please come and hear a new grouping of musicians this Sat., October 27, at the Tiki Bar on Kings Hwy around 10 or soon after - we will be waiting until the big football game ends," says former Dirtfoot drummer Lane Bayliss.

"There are several styles and directions of music I hope to be involved in very soon but due to the limited time available to get it together for this particular gig I am going with and wish to present a night of Bob Dylan music along with some dear friends.
It would be such a pleasure to see you there and share the night together. As I did not come up with a group name in time the club has named it something like the Lane Bayliss Group."

Bayou State paintings, photography and sculpture in a 450-page remoulade called A Unique Slant of Light: the Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana; book reception at Meadows Museum, Shreveport, on Thurs, Nov 8, 6 pm

Creole in a red turban by trudeau
Creole in a red turban, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"In A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, we've partnered with the leading institutions and scholars of Louisiana art to create a durable artifact that will benefit all citizens for years after the bicentennial," says Michael Sartisky.

"Aligning the book's entries with the cutting-edge online digital capabilities of KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture, we've produced an innovative and lasting record of the state's artistic heritage."

In other words, you can have a print edition for $120 or access the online version. Yay.

In Shreveport on Thurs, Nov 8, a reception featuring Dr Sartisky and Neil Johnson will take place at the Meadows Museum. It is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm.

Shreveport Farmer's Market returns Sat, Oct 27 through Nov 17, 8 am to noon, Festival Plaza

Shreveport Farmer's Market by trudeau
Shreveport Farmer's Market, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"Shreveport Farmers’ Market will open for the fall season on Saturday, October 27, at 8:00 am," says Noma Fowler-Sandlin.

"Fall produce will be available, plus ethically-produced meats, Gulf Shrimp, artisan sausages, and a variety
of home-canned and home-baked goods."

The Market Café will offer a variety of ready to eat foods from cultures, and domestic, old-fashioned favorites. Music will further enhance the outdoor dining area in the Market Café tent. An array of
crafts will also be included.

Typical crops for the fall season include sweet potatoes, Satsuma oranges, winter squashes, fall
tomatoes, pumpkins, and various greens.

The market takes place on Saturdays from October 27 to November 17, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, under the East Pavilion and tent in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.

- (318) 455-5788.

Time for A Better Shreveport: public affairs radio on KSCL, fm 91.3, on Mons at 5 pm hosted by Loren Demerath and Carolyn Manning

Bruce Flett will be chatting with A Better Shreveport interviewers Loren Demerath and Carolyn Manning on Mon, 5 pm, about the coming A Train reunion show.

A Train's jazzy "Puerto Rican Hotel" has been the theme song for Time for A Better Shreveport.

Catch the live chat at KSCL, FM 91.3, Centenary College radio. The Mon at 5 pm program has been a regular part of KSCL for some 2 years.

Coming chats in the public affairs program will be with Grace Peterson of the Community Garden Program.

The A Train reunion takes place at Charlie's BackYard Bar is in Marshall, TX, 303 N. Columbus Street , Entrance on E. Rusk, Marshall, TX 75670. It's a Halloween Anniversary Bash @ $10 per.

The editor of this blog was one of the hosts on Time for A Better Shreveport but is currently on hiatus.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Marilyn's Place benefit for Pete Fetterman on Sun, Oct 21, 4 pm to 9 pm

MP benefit for Pete Fetterman by trudeau
MP benefit for Pete Fetterman, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"Come party with us Sun from 4p-9p," says Boz Baucum. "We'll have 4 bands, red beans and rice, chili cheese fries, seafood pasta, beignets, beers, and more! Best of all, it's for a good cause!"

Musician- waiter Pete Fetterman sustained a horrendous knee injury and has been unable to work - no dinero - for 2 months.

"100% of the food and drink tab will go to Fetterman," says Boz.

Rachul McClintic presents artist talk on photos in "Double Standard"exhibit, Meadows Museum, Shreveport, Sun, Oct 21, 2 pm

Featured artist Rachul McClintic discusses her work Sun, Oct 21, at 2 pm at Meadows Museum, Shreveport

Double Standard: Photographs by Rachul McClintic

The photographs of Rachul McClintic reference the sexual double standard placed on women that often hinders sexual as well as other freedoms. Of her work, McClintic states, “From my experience and observation many intimate relationships contribute to sexual objectification, fixations, and destructive obsessions. To assert visual gender commentary, my work utilizes body language, symbolic spaces and autobiographical subject matter.” McClintic is the sole photographer and director of a photographic shoot and often places herself in images as part of the subject matter. Her work continuously debates and visually reverses sexual double standards and is a process that McClintic describes as “evolutionary and revealing.”

Free and open to the public.
Exhibit August 19 – November 11, 2012.

See a review of the exhibit.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barnwell future uncertain: artists, gardeners, art patrons invited to meeting Mon, Oct 22, 6 pm

Follow-up Community Meeting, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:00PM

The city will hold a follow-up community meeting to seek input regarding the direction of the Barnwell renovation in 2013. The Barnwell will close at the end of 2013, and the city is considering different options for the future.

The architect will present proposals for use of the bond revenues allocated for the Barnwell. All stakeholders (patrons, artists, gardeners, club members, etc.) are encouraged to attend to express their views about this important step in
the Barnwell's future.

Information: Jillene Faulk, Barnwell Center, 318-673-7703

A reunion of A Train, Shreveport, at Charlie's BackYard Bar, Marshall,Tx, on Sat, Oct 27, 9:00 pm

A Train, Shreveport by trudeau
A Train, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

The band A-Train, a powerhouse of Shreveport talent, will reunite at Charlie's BackYard Bar
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:00PM, says Bruce Flett.

Charlie's BackYard Bar is in Marshall, TX, 303 N. Columbus Street , Entrance on E. Rusk, Marshall, TX 75670

A-Train Reunion / 1 year Halloween Anniversary Bash

Friday, October 19, 2012

Clyde Connell art exhibit open at Longvue Gardens, New Orleans; display continues to Dec 30, 2012

With a mystical view of nature and a deep connection to her home in northwest Louisiana, artist Clyde Connell created sculptures and wall reliefs, says Longvue Gardens, that expressed her sympathy with the culture of African-Americans and the pictographic works of “music heard on the bayous”.

Selected works will be on exhibit at Longue Vue Oct 19 to Dec 30.

Connell became internationally known in the 1970s during an increased awareness of stylistic pluralism, feminism, and “regional artists”. She first exhibited works outside of Louisiana in 1974 at the Bauman Gallery in Los Angeles and made her New York debut at the Delahunty Gallery in 1980.

Her work is included in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Tex. She has been represented since 1986 by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans.

Connell passed away in 1998 at the age of 97, leaving behind a superb body of work.

Info: or 504.488.5488.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dugout canoe among artifacts on view in re-opening of indigenouscultures exhibits at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on Sat, Oct 20,noon to 4 pm

Dugout Canoe by Sipolandis
Dugout Canoe, a photo by Sipolandis on Flickr.

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum's most exciting feature may be the Caddo Culture dugout, a 1,000 year old vessel carved from a single Bald Cypress tree, says Wayne Waddell.

Discovered in the banks of Red River, the dugout measures almost thirty-one feet in length.

That sight and more will be celebrated Sat, Oct 20, noon to 4 pm as the LSEM re-opens the Clarence Webb Galleries.

There will be hands-on demonstrations on tool making by the Chipalottas and gallery talks with archaeologists. There will also be a video telling the story of how the dugout came to the museum.

Phil Cross, member of the Caddo Nation who is an expert in working with wood, will relate his experience making bows and dugouts.

The exhibit will be on display during regular museum hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 3015 Greenwood Road, between Hearne and Jewella Streets.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Play hard: bring a sense of fun and a hatchet to Shreveport-Bossier Startup Weekend at CoHab, Oct 26 - 28

"Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs," says John Grindley, "who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures."

It says it is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs; there were some 400 events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend-long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups, says the passionate Grindley.

Shreveport-Bossier Startup Weekend,
Oct 26 - 28.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Julia Sinclair headlines first show at Shreveport's new Rhino Coffee; Chelsea Norman opens @ 7pm on Wed, Oct 17

Julia Sinclair | SOFAR by bhamm
Julia Sinclair | SOFAR, a photo by bhamm on Flickr.

"Singer/songwriter Julia Marie Sinclair from Denton will be the first to start off shows at the new shop. Local favorite Chelsea Norman will be opening," says Andrew Crawford. That's 7 pm, Wed, Oct 17.

Rhino Coffee
721 Southfield Road
(318) 828-2671

Photo Brian Hamm.

Monday, October 15, 2012

World premiere: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra performs soundtrack to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at Riverview Theater on Friday, Oct 19, 7:30 pm

"In collaboration with Shreveport's Moonbot Studios and the Robinson Film Center, the Shreveport Symphony's Movie Masterpieces concert on Friday, October 19, features a screening of the Oscar®-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The full SSO will perform the world premiere of a newly commissioned orchestration of the score," says maestro Michael Butterman.

Also enjoy film scores from Harry Potter, Psycho, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more.

"Be sure to note that this week's concert is on FRIDAY night!" reminds Lois Robinson.

Tickets @

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New video and single from droll Shreveport-based pop quintet Super Water Sympathy: "Uh Oh!"

On the edge of the Red River, in the rain, Clint McCommon directed a mass of wittily-costumed people in this happily-surreal recitation of the new SWS tune, "Uh Oh!"

Where to find jazz in Shreveport: Winston Hall and Christopher Allen at Chianti's Green Room on Mondays, 6 to 9 pm

"There is no better way to start the week off right but with Live, acoustic jazz & blues music, along with a great supper!" says Christopher Allen.

Pianist Winston Hall and bassist Allen perform at Chianti's Italian restaurant live in the Green Room 6-9 PM.
6570 Line Ave. near 70th street.

Reservations recommended: 868-8866

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fresh drum & hoop circle building on Tuesdays beginning at 6 pm on Shreveport riverfront; percussion, guitars, flutes, dancers, art mavens, photographers welcome

Shreveport Drumming Along the River is a group for drummers, musicians, dancers, and anyone else interested in getting together to hang out, says Brandon Eiland Barre.

If you have an art ~Any Art ~, share it!
Obviously, with winter coming, we won't be able to get too many Tuesdays in before it's too cold, but there's no time like the present!
The concept is simple... on Tuesdays around 6pm, at your leisure, just come out to the riverfront and say hi. Stay until dark:30'ish. And then repeat weekly!
No money involved... no agenda... just people building community.

Says Barre, "I'm from Harrisburg, Pa., and we started a similar group there 4 years ago. It has grown from 8 to over 300 people in that time. The effects ripple out as people find others with like interests and develop friendships. This is a community builder."

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Michael Butterman in final six for Charleston Symphony Orchestra Music Director post

110106_phil0131 by BoulderPhil
110106_phil0131, a photo by BoulderPhil on Flickr.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra announced yesterday that the Music Director Search Committee has narrowed down the list of 100-plus candidates to the final six, says the Charleston City Paper.

Among the six is Michael Butterman.

The City Paper noted that Butterman serves as music director for both the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra as well as principal conductor for education and outreach for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also resident conductor for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

Charleston is the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina, says Wikipedia. The city's metropolitan area population was 664,607 in the 2010 census and the 75th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Shreveport's MSA rank is 129 with about 400,000 people.

In 2011, Charleston was named #1 U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and #2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. In 2011, Travel and Leisure Magazine named Charleston "America's Sexiest City", as well as "America's Most Friendly." Subsequently, Southern Living Magazine named Charleston "the most polite and hospitable city in America."

Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA. It is one of America's best-known performing arts festivals.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bon Temps Burlesque, Shreveport, is back: see a midnight show at Chicago, 118 Texas St, on Sat, Oct 13

Chicago presents Midnight Burlesque, featuring the Bon Temps Burlesque bombshells, Sat, Oct. 13 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Come lounge with the lovely ladies, says Christine Bradley, just before and after show time. At midnight sharp enjoy a sexy performance!

Bon Temps Burlesque is the first local neo-burlesque dance troupe. They've sold out holiday and special event performances.

118 Texas St, under the bridge. (318) 221-0490

Barnwell Center: an additional meeting Mon, Oct 22, 6 pm, on proposals for use of the revenue allocated to the art and garden center

Barnwell Center rendering by trudeau
Barnwell Center rendering, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Please attend the Barnwell Center, Shreveport, follow-up Community Meeting, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:00PM at the Barnwell Center, says Jillene Faulk.

The city will seek input regarding the direction of the Barnwell renovation in 2013. The architect will present proposals for use of the bond revenues allocated for the Barnwell.

All Barnwell stakeholders (patrons, artists, gardeners, club members, etc.) are encouraged to attend to express their views about this important step in the Barnwell's future.

Information: Jillene Faulk, Barnwell Center, 318-673-7703

Btw, the illustration above shows a rendering put forth years ago.

Serio, Middleton, Higginbotham and Joris shape SLT's production of SamShepard's drama, Buried Child; see it Oct 11 - 14

97 by trudeau
97, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

The dank secret of an American farm family is at the heart of Sam Shepard's award-winning play, Buried Child. At Shreveport Little Theater the production will be directed by veteran actress and director Mary Joris.

The cast includes veteran actors Candace Higginbotham, Tom Serio, and Reece Middleton.

The production is for a mature audience.

The play will be staged October 11, 12, 13 at 8 p.m., and October 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at SLT, 812 Margaret Place.

Tickets: $15. Student Rush tickets at curtain time: 10 cash with student ID.

For reservations call 424-4439 or visit SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, open noon – 4 pm weekdays.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

All Eyes Perspective: communal multi-media art immersion at ArtspaceShreveport on Fri, Oct 12, 7 to 9 pm; bring your camera, please

"This Friday, 7pm, join Peter Fetterman, Kern Courtney, Ian Quiet, Jeff Morgan, Melody Small, Jeormie Journell, Steve OBrien and myself @ artspace shreveport for the ALL EYES Perspective event," says Christopher Alexander.

"This is a communal documentation of time, space, sound & art. We will create a multimedia archive of the performance of live art, sound art & music, within a simulated environment."

Bring your camera, submit your documentation to Alexander after the show. His job is to mash together the footage into a bouillabaisse of color and sound.

$5 suggested donation. Cash bar. Info at Facebook Artspace Shreveport.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Louisiana Film Prize Awards ceremony: stream online Sun, Oct 7,Shreveport

"Today's award ceremony brunch is for Filmmakers and VIPs only. But you can catch a live stream online," says Kathy Melancon.

The event begins at 11 am.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Cane River author Lalita Tademy, Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series, Caddo Magnet HS, Shreveport, Th, Oct 4, 6:30 pm

Cane River author Lalita Tademy will speak at Caddo Magnet HS as a Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series Author on Th, Oct 4, 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public in the school PAC.
Caddo Magnet: 318-221-2501

Above, Tademy talks with Dale Alsandor, Shreveport.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Louisiana Film Prize, Shreveport : a boatload of short stories to watch and you and I have a voice in who wins the $50,000

It's almost like Shreveport is returning to its historic roots as a gambler's town. All these wild-eyed filmmakers in the Louisiana Film Prize Top 20 are gunning for the big money.

Looking sharp - eh, Philip Jordan Brooks - and innocent - ahem, Calvin O' Neal, Jr - and trying to woo the crowd. Because the crowd's vote constitutes 50% of the winning total.

Last spring and summer the writers, like Evan Falbaum, above, directors, like Erica Callais, and film crews hit the streets of Shreveport. Like bandits.

Short on cash, they tried to make it on flash. Like obsessed fools - I'm not thinking of Mindy Bledsoe - all they could see was the big score.

As though they were gunsels pulling down oiled pieces from a special rack, the hungry movie makers - would that include John Goddard, the physician-actor arts producer? - pulled nifty short scripts from their shelves.

Verbal bling will sparkle on Texas St this Fri and Sat as these grifters invite you to be seduced by their tales.

Watch their movies at Robinson Film Center, minicine? and at the Capri. One ticket: $20 for 20 short narratives.

Watch yourself. These are guileful Guillermos. Prepare by reading this terrific
and brief summary of the movies produced by the slicksters at the Shreveport Times.

More at

Monday, October 01, 2012

Sankofa Gardens' Leia Lewis Henderson invites you to Homecoming Retreat Oct 18 - 21, Shreveport

Leia and her son, Psalm Lewis by trudeau
Leia and her son, Psalm Lewis, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Sankofa Gardens is a Shreveport school and community center operated for these 8 years by Leia Lewis Henderson with the aid of her family and neighbors, especially those from Pamoja Society and the Nubian Express.

Located within the shadow of LSUHSC, the house and garden serves a lovely neighborhood that lies to the west of Linwood Ave. It is both a Creativity Center and Food Oasis.

See more about the Sankofa Collective Work Retreat, which takes place Oct 18 - 21.

Halloween Special spay and neuter for black cats at Robinson's Rescue,Shreveport; reserve space by Oct 24

Robinson's Rescue, Shreveport by trudeau
Robinson's Rescue, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Robinson's Rescue will spay and neuter
Black Cats for $15 on Wed Oct 31. On that date only!

You must ask for the “Halloween Special.”
There are 28 spaces. Appointments must be made by Wed, Oct 24.

The regular low cost rate for cats that are not 100% black will apply.

Fix Your Pet: Male Cat = $38, Female Cat = $48, Male Dog* = $58, Female Dog,* or Bitch = $68.

William Joyce book signing in Shreveport: The Sandman and Toothiana, from the Guardians of Childhood series, at B&N, Sun, Oct 7, 3 pm

The Sandman, William Joyce by trudeau
The Sandman, William Joyce, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

The newest additions to William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood book series will be released on October 2nd, says Bill.

The third chapter book, Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies, introduces one of the most riveting, mysterious Guardians of all time: the Tooth Fairy.

The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie, the second picture book in the series, tells how the Sandman dreamed up his sweet-dreams legacy.

William Joyce will have a hometown book signing to celebrate on Sun, Oct 7 at 3pm @ Barnes & Noble, 6646 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

Says Moonbot's Sara Hebert, "He's really excited about the signing and is hoping it's even better than the Morris Lessmore book event."