The Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine will sponsor a series of concerts and symposiums that showcase Louisiana’s musical heritage. The tour is called the Louisiana Soundtrack Experience, and it begins Feb. 23 at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. The program is titled, “From Elvis to Hank to Johnny: Celebrating 65 years of the Louisiana Hayride.” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he will kick off the series in Shreveport.
The public libraries in Longview and Marshall are collection points in an effort to digitize home movies and other films that showcase Texans through the generations. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Texas Film Commission aim to preserve Texas’ media heritage through the Texas Film Round-Up program. The organizations are providing free digitization of Texas-related home movies, according to Longview Public Library media specialist Elissa Breitenstein.
Benton High School students (from left) Ellie Schott, Emalie Boggs, Aislinn Kimbrough and Morgann Hutchinson are part of Bossier's Talented Arts Program that will stage the Lucile McIntyre play, "The Way It Is."
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Bossier’s Talented Arts Program will present a one-act play this week about the stresses that teenagers face in high school. The play “The Way It Is” explores issues like bullying and teenage suicide.
Benton High School junior Morgann Hutchinson plays a character who copes with helicopter parents. They’re overbearing and push her to the brink.
“This one hits home for me, and it’s probably one of my favorite high school productions," Hutchison said. "I really don’t ever get to act with real passion and emotion behind it where I can actually connect with my character.”