Arts

9:18am

Fri December 12, 2014
Arts

Loblolly train display attracts hundreds of visitors to Nacogdoches Depot

Loblolly Crew member Dennis Brown describes the various trains he's operating as part of the fourth annual Loblolly Railroad exhibit at the Historic Nacogdoches Train Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road.
Credit Andrew D. Brosig / Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel

More than 500 people have come to the Nacogdoches Train Depot over the past two weekends to see a large display of Lionel electric trains

The Loblolly Railroad Crew is in the final days of exhibiting its model train display. It features four operating trains that run through different scenes inspired by the East Texas landscape with its oil fields and pump jacks. George Ellis says this display is set up 15 feet from the main line train tracks.

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9:15am

Wed December 10, 2014
Arts

Alexandria Museum of Art eyes new works for its collection

Alexandria native Cullen Washington, Jr.'s "Caped Crusader" is on display at the Alexandria Museum of Art as part of its "Trio: Beyond Boundaries" exhibit.
Credit Alexandria Museum of Art

A new exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art features three artists who have Louisiana roots and have distinguished themselves on a national level.  The exhibit, “Trio: Beyond Boundaries,” celebrates the success of three African American artists: Malaika Favorite, Phoenix Savage and Alexandria native Cullen Washington Jr.

Museum executive director Catherine Pears says the museum keeps an eye on Louisiana artists who are making their mark in the art world.

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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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