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9:33am

Mon April 14, 2014
Arts

'Origami dragon guy' to give demonstration at Bossier Arts Council

"The Kingdom: Invaded" is a work in Daniel Mark Cassity's Kingdom still life series.
Credit Daniel Mark Cassity submitted

A Hot Springs, Arkansas, still life artist who builds origami dragon scenes as the basis for his paintings will give an artist workshop Monday at the Bossier Arts Council Annex in Bossier City.

Bastrop, La.-native Daniel Mark Cassity will show other artists how he accomplishes his glazing technique. Cassity says it’s a long, slow process that requires immense patience.

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8:57am

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts

Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra

Eliot Haas of Shreveport will spend his summer touring with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.

Shreveport cellist Eliot Haas, 17, has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. About 1,000 students applied for Carnegie Hall’s prestigious summer program for teenage musicians. 

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8:30am

Tue March 18, 2014
Arts

Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends

Carthage, Texas, plans to nearly double the size of its Texas Country Music Hall of Fame that opened in 1998. Groundbreaking for the $1.1 million expansion is set for Wednesday. 

Tommie Ritter Smith runs the museum and is president of Carthage's chamber of commerce. She says it’s been a challenge to display memorabilia from all 50 current inductees.

“We just ran out of room! We’ve got to expand to continue honoring Texas country music legends. So, the city is adding on 3,000 square feet to our already existing about 4,000 square feet of display space," Ritter Smith said.

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8:37am

Thu February 27, 2014
Arts

Cliburn memorial concert marks anniversary of pianist's death

Credit Van Cliburn Foundation

Exactly one year ago, legendary pianist and Shreveport native Van Cliburn died. Tonight in downtown Fort Worth, where the International Piano Competition named for him is held every four years, past winners will pay tribute by performing at a free, outdoor concert.

A month ago, Cliburn Foundation President and CEO Jacques Marquis says the emails went out to all past finalists of the competition. It was an invitation to play for tonight’s anniversary.

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9:36am

Wed February 26, 2014
Arts

Shreveport's Strand Theatre hosts Kennedy Center festival finalists

Hundreds of college students and faculty from six states are converging at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region VI gets underway Wednesday at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport. Six college productions were selected out of 46 eligible works. 

Northwestern State University’s Theatre and Dance department was selected to perform the comedy-thriller “The 39 Steps.” Program coordinator, Scott Burrell, said it’s a privilege to be a Kennedy Center finalist. But, the stakes are higher since the audience is comprised of about 900 students and faculty from colleges in the six-state area.

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