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8:30am

Tue April 8, 2014
Local

Magnet highs in Baton Rouge and Shreveport lead state in FAFSA filings

The U.S. Department of Education has published the latest nationwide data on how many high school students have completed their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Baton Rouge Magnet and Caddo Magnet High in Shreveport lead Louisiana schools in submitting the most applications. The vice president of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority (LELA) says it’s not surprising that two magnet schools are out ahead.

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7:36am

Tue April 8, 2014

8:00pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Ali Amr Experiment

Ali Amr Experiment

Airs Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Berklee College of Music graduate Ali Amr grew up in the Palestinian territories, where music was literally what kept him off the streets. He's translated that into a prepossessing command of the 72-string instrument called the qanun, and at Berklee, he's found a way to blend it into in a fluid, jazz-based improvising context. Like Robert Glasper, Amr calls his hybridized band the Experiment; that word has a different connotation in his hands.

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11:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, April 7 at 11 a.m. On the next concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony maestro Leonard Slatkin will be joined on stage by pianist Olga Kern for a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff plus several encores by Moszkowski and Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert opens with Scott Eyerly’s “Arlington Sons" and we'll also hear William Schumann’s Symphony No. 3. 

10:38am

Mon April 7, 2014
Business

Downtown Shreveport aims to fill empty storefronts with Pop UPs

Business partners Lydell Smith (left) and Jonathan Burks have submitted their application to be part of downtown Shreveport's Pop UP Project.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The city of Shreveport and the Downtown Development Authority have organized the city’s first Pop UP Project. It aims to give regional businesses a two-week opportunity to have free, storefront real estate in downtown Shreveport. 

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