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9:34am

Tue February 12, 2013
Arts

Art critic series aims to raise profile of Shreveport-area artists

Shreveport Regional Arts Council executive director Pam Atchison stands in her new office in downtown Shreveport, a stone's throw from the historic Strand Theatre in a new arts district known as Shreveport Common.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to bring in a San Diego-based art critic to judge the works of local artists in an open exhibition. The art critic series is a two-year grant that will touch 300 visual artists.

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9:07am

Tue February 12, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the life and legacy of St. Valentine

Commentator Gary Joiner attempts to push aside all the commercialism of Valentine's Day to reveal the life and legacy of the real St. Valentine.

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9:32am

Mon February 11, 2013
Local

Children's dental health program re-launches in Shreveport

Credit American Dental Association

Shreveport-based Willis-Knighton Health System is re-launching its Children’s Dental Services program that gives uninsured children access to a dentist, even though their family can’t pay for the visit. Dozens of Shreveport-Bossier dentists are associated with the program. Bonnie Hughes oversees the program for Willis-Knighton. She says the hospital’s role is to get children enrolled, and then schedule them with a participating dentist whose practice is near their home.

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11:02am

Fri February 8, 2013
Arts

Krewe of Highland parade embraces its quirkiness

Krewe of Highland Captain LeVette Fuller appreciates her Krewe's quirkiness and its allegiance to an inner-city Shreveport neighborhood.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The family-oriented parade with the curious throws is set to roll Sunday, Feb 10. The Krewe of Highland has added about a mile to its parade route that wends through Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. Krewe Captain LeVette Fuller said there are more than 100 entries in this year’s parade. The Krewe's signature throws will return, including hot dogs, MoonPies, and stuffed animals. Fuller has thrown some crazy things to revelers over the years.

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7:35am

Fri February 8, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Is cell phone etiquette dead?

Commentator Gary Borders finds cell phone use guidelines in a seemingly unlikely place: the phlebotomist's chair. He inquires whether people actually talk on their phone while being stuck by a needle.

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