Natchitoches

10:35am

Fri September 14, 2012
Arts

Biography gives fresh insight into artist Clementine Hunter

A new biography of the late folk artist Clementine Hunter offers a fuller portrait of her life, from domestic servant at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish to artistic fame as a widely-collected painter and muralist. Coauthor Tom Whitehead says he draws from the many visits he had with Hunter that went on for nearly two decades. Whitehead will sign copies of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art" at Barnes and Noble, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

12:00pm

Fri July 13, 2012
Local

Natchitoches remembers Coach Garrett

The Town Talk

The funeral of J.D. Garrett, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Natchitoches Events Center. The city pool manager was affectionately called Coach Garrett because he held so many coaching positions. He had a passion for teaching children to swim, and spent nearly 60 years working at the city pools.

9:03am

Thu February 16, 2012
Sports

Bassmaster competitor remembers his Natchitoches roots

Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., hails from Natchitoches, La. He'll compete in 12 bass fishing competitions this year. It's his first time to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. Bassmaster

Bassmaster Classic fisherman Keith Poche fondly recalls fishing on Cane River Lake and feels like a hometown favorite in the Classic field that includes anglers from 22 states. 

 

The competition gets under way Feb. 24.

11:33am

Thu February 9, 2012
Arts

Folk art conservators convene in Natchitoches

The preservation of Clementine Hunter's works, like "A Funeral at Isle Brevelle," will be discussed at the "Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos: Conference on the Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art."
frenchcreoles.com

The first ever conference devoted to the preservation of folk art will be held in Natchitoches Feb. 15-16. It's put on by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

8:18am

Wed February 1, 2012
Local

Hundreds of Creoles to converge in Las Vegas

The "Creole in Vegas" event is May 11-12 at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State is hosting an event in Las Vegas for anyone connected to the Creole culture.

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