The screening of a video Jan. 23 in Marshall, Texas, will explore its music scene past and present and how the city staked the claim of being the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie. The 54-minute video, “A Town Full of Music,” was produced by the Boogie Woogie Birthplace project directors, Jack and Nancy Canson. Jack Canson said it includes concert excerpts and interviews about the prominent musicians who came out of Northeast Texas, namely the late Boogie Woogie icon Omar Sharriff.
A rendering of LeRivage, an upscale apartment complex under construction in Bossier City, slated to be completed in May.
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A $21 million upscale apartment complex is under construction in Bossier City, near Interstate 220 and Shed Road. The managing partner of the family-run Fortis Company, Jeff Lowe, says the 240-unit LeRivage will be a cut above other apartment communities. He says one selling point will be its $1 million pool and outdoor living complex.
“I feel it’s different than any other property in Bossier at this time, in that it will offer the resident really a resort lifestyle," Lowe said.
President Barack Obama's inauguration came within days of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Commentator Gary Joiner has this reflection on Lincoln's legacy.
Terry Davis and Connie Arnold, who teach at LSU School of Medicine, have received $1.38 million from the American Cancer Society to study at-home screening tests for colorectal cancer.
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A five-year study under way at LSU Health Shreveport is trying to achieve better follow through from people who do at-home colorectal cancer screenings, year after year. The study, funded by the American Cancer Society, will provide free screening kits for up to 800 people living in rural south Louisiana. LSU Health Shreveport associate professor of medicine Connie Arnold said patients must perform the at-home test annually and send it to a lab for analysis.
A tiny farm in Bulah, Texas – that’s near Rusk – is slowly expanding its presence at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market. The owners of Bulah’s Best aim to develop an agri-tourism program on the remote farm that is out of cell phone range. Seattle native Thomas Holguin and his wife, Donna, have nine goats and two cows. They produce milk, cheese and butter for market each week. Tomas Holguin is taking a year off as a Spanish teacher to work on the farm.