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.
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.
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.
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.