Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Bill Beckett talks with bassist Chris Allen about the Shreveport Music Festival's 2013 Summer Jazz Camp which begin July 15 and runs through July 20. Registrations deadline has been extended and are now being accepted online at Shreveport Summer Music Festival or you can pick up an application at many area music store or stop by Red River Radio, 8675 Youree drive, Shreveport, LA 71115.  You can also contact the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020 for more information. Registrations deadline has been extended.

Kate Archer Kent

A Bossier City physician purchased an empty lot in his Shreveport neighborhood and is turning it into a community garden. Dr. Ted Warren commissioned award-winning designer and gardening expert P. Allen Smith of Arkansas to transform nearly one acre into a garden patch and orchard. The garden is partly a quest to live healthier. Warren shed 100 pounds over the past two years, and he wants to help his patients make wiser food choices.

Kate Archer Kent

Two Native American galleries are set to open at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. They feature the Poverty Point culture and the Caddo Nation. The museum constructed a glass case to display a 30-foot long canoe constructed of a single bald cypress tree dating back 1,000 years. It was found on the banks of the Red River in 1983. A seven-minute documentary explains how it was preserved. The opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport is mounting a reprise of its "Remember When" exhibit it launched last summer. This year, the memorabilia includes Shreveport and Bossier City. The exhibit opens June 16 and runs through July 28.