Tue June 16, 2015

Shape of Shreveport documentary series gains bigger audience

The June 4 audience packed the historic Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport for the premiere of the Shape of Shreveport documentary.
Credit Shape of Shreveport Facebook

The Shape of Shreveport documentary series that premiered June 4 at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport is getting more exposure at the Robinson Film Center.

Each 15-minute episode of the series focuses on a different aspect of Shreveport’s history. The first four installments documented the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873 and the influential roles of Capt. Henry Miller Shreve and Martin Luther King, Jr. Executive director Will Broyles said at a news conference in April that the project is evolving.

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Mon June 15, 2015

Alexandria Museum of Art acquires state art collection

The Alexandria Museum of Art is expanding its collection of Louisiana art. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will announce the transfer of state-owned art at a news conference Tuesday, June 16.

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Thu May 21, 2015

Shreveport children's author resolves persistent query in 'Billy's Booger'

Shreveport author and illustrator William Joyce has been working on "Billy's Booger" for a decade. The original work he penned in fourth grade was badly damaged in a fire years ago.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new 40-page "memoir" by Shreveport children’s author and illustrator William Joyce puts to rest a pressing question he’s fielded for years: What was your first book?

“It’s something I wrote in the fourth grade titled ‘Billy’s Booger: The Memoir of a Little Green Nose Buddy.’ People laugh or they cringe,” Joyce said.

The founder of Moonbot Studios revisits his entry in the fourth grade book writing contest at Shreveport’s A.C. Steere Elementary. The children’s book, published by Simon & Schuster, is inset with a recreation of the book that was his very first effort.

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Mon May 4, 2015

Spring Street Museum set to reopen with new displays telling Shreveport's history

Spring Street Museum director Marty Loschen helps assemble new installations in a museum that tells Shreveport's history.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Carpentry work is wrapping up on the Spring Street Museum’s new installations and handcrafted display cases that will showcase items that tell the history of Shreveport’s early days. A grand reopening is set for Tuesday.

A $200,000 renovation began last fall, according to Charlotte Walter of the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

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Tue April 28, 2015

Shreveport-based American Rose Society gives state lawmakers rose bushes

Louisiana legislators receive a Belinda's Dream rose bush today recognizing the American Rose Society's national headquarters in Shreveport.

The American Rose Society will be honored Tuesday at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) drafted a resolution designating Tuesday, April 28, as American Rose Society Day in celebration of the national organization’s 40th year of being headquartered in Shreveport, according to executive director Jeff Ware.

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