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8:29am

Tue June 30, 2015
News

Glenn Ford, Shreveport man freed from death sentence, dies at 65

Credit Shreveport TImes

Glenn Ford, the Shreveport man exonerated last year after spending 30 years on death row, died yesterday.

Ford was 33 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of killing a Shreveport jeweler and sent to solitary confinement on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Nearly three decades later, the longest-serving death row inmate in the country was released.

Ford petitioned the state for compensation for his wrongful conviction. He received only $20 for a bus ride.

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Tue June 30, 2015

7:45am

Tue June 30, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Kurds wrote the book on fortitude

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles the largest group of people in the world without an officially sanctioned homeland, the Kurds.

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11:00am

Mon June 29, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater will lead the orchestra in the Concert featuring music inspired by Eastern European folk music with the Românesc by Ligeti, Three Legends for Orchestra by Dvořák, and the Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski. In the middle, pianist Simon Trpčeski will step to the stage for a performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26. The concert also features the Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass by Hindemith.

9:00am

Mon June 29, 2015
Arts

Thespian tradition marks a milestone in Kilgore, Texas

Credit Texas Shakespeare Festival website.

The 30th season of the Texas Shakespeare Festival is underway on the Kilgore College campus.

In 32 days, this professional company stages 54 Shakespearian performances.

Artistic director Raymond Caldwell started the festival. He never imagined it would be so successful. Caldwell and his small staff sift through more than 3,000 resumes to fill 22 summer acting jobs. They go to New York and Chicago to hold auditions. Most of the actors, he says, are fresh out of college.

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