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9:12am

Tue December 9, 2014
Arts

Texas aims to preserve unique holiday customs in call for home videos

Credit Texas Archive of the Moving Image /Facebook

Do you have a unique family tradition during the holidays? The Texas Archive of the Moving Image or TAMI wants Texans to document and share their traditions with this organization that works to preserve cultural history in Texas, according to TAMI’s Sarah Marshall.

“One of our overall goals is to help people understand that their home movies are cultural history for future generations, and just because the history is personal it doesn’t invalidate its importance,” Marshall said.

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9:33am

Fri December 5, 2014
Arts

Novelist to give historical context to 'The Cottoncrest Curse' in Alexandria

Author Mike Rubin’s new legal thriller is a suspense-filled journey through Louisiana history. “The Cottoncrest Curse,” set on a plantation in Acadiana, is a historical roadmap from the Civil War to present day. The book is published by LSU Press and Rubin says it was inspired by his Alexandria roots.

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9:23am

Fri December 5, 2014
Arts

Wideman continues to attract world-class pianists to Shreveport

Lester Senter Wilson says over the years of planning the Wideman Competition the young musicians have become like children to her.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The 64th Wideman Piano Competition begins Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through the weekend at Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music. The competition features 43 young pianists from around the world. The competition’s executive director Lester Senter Wilson says it’s events like this one that will help promote classical music.

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10:07am

Fri November 21, 2014
Arts

Germantown Colony Museum reopens in Minden, 1800s artifacts preserved

Credit Friends of Germantown Colony Museum Facebook

Germantown Colony Museum in Minden, Louisiana, reopened Thursday after a year-long construction of a visitor’s center.

The new dogtrot-style building showcases German settlers who established a commune in North Louisiana beginning in the mid-1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

Lynn Dorsey, executive director of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the $512,000 project ensures that artifacts will be preserved.

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9:05am

Tue November 18, 2014
Arts

Up-cyclers keep hundreds of mattresses out of Nacogdoches landfill

Wire home decor, made from mattress coils, are popular items made by Whitehouse, Texas, up-cycling duo.

The Nacogdoches City Council will consider an agreement Tuesday to recycle all of its mattresses that enter its landfill. The mattresses would go to a Whitehouse, Texas, couple who makes art out of the coils and sells it at Canton Trade Days in Canton, Texas.

Susan Hale is a furniture up-cycler. She is selling wreaths, Christmas trees, crosses and other home decor items out these reclaimed coils.

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