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Mon September 9, 2013

iShuttle to begin service to DFW airport from Shreveport

Philip Maxifield, manager of iShuttle in Shreveport, says the company will begin taking passengers to DFW airport beginning Sept. 15.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport-based transportation service iShuttle will launch a new shuttle route to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday. The van will pick up people from their homes and deliver them to their gates on a regular Friday and Sunday round-trip schedule. This type of shuttle between Shreveport and DFW has been tried before, but iShuttle manager Philip Maxfield thinks there’s an unmet need and the timing is right.

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Mon August 26, 2013

Moscow Ballet to host 'Nutcracker' auditions in Shreveport for local performance

Christy Holden has owned Power and Grace Dance Studio in Shreveport for 21 years. This is the third year her studio has collaborated with the Moscow Ballet on the "Nutcracker."
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of young dancers in Shreveport/Bossier will audition Thursday to perform with the Moscow Ballet in its "Great Russian Nutcracker," at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport. Christy Holden, owner of Power and Grace Dance Studio, said this year the Moscow Ballet will select 60 local dancers to be part of the production.

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Thu August 22, 2013

Veteran sportswriter Sam King brings 'Tiger Beat' to Shreveport

The Baton Rouge newspaperman who covered LSU football and basketball for 35 years is coming to Shreveport. From Sam King’s beginnings in the mid-50s at the "State-Times" before it merged with "The Advocate," he’d spend night and day hammering out stories. His signature cigar in his mouth. He’s the author of  "Tiger Beat." It’s an illustrated history of LSU’s football and basketball programs through King’s eyes.

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Fri August 16, 2013

Louisiana Film Prize narrows to 20 finalists

Twenty filmmakers have advanced in the Louisiana Film Prize contest vying for a $50,000 prize that will be handed out in October. It is the second year of the short film contest that is expected to draw 3,000 movie buffs to downtown Shreveport for the festival weekend.

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Fri August 2, 2013

Shreveport thrift shop proceeds benefit animal welfare

Heather Scarano of Shreveport stands among racks of vintage clothes at Olive Street Thrift. She's accompanied by her 7-year-old daughter, Hendrix, who enjoys creating artwork to benefit animal welfare organizations.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new thrift shop in Shreveport has a mission that extends beyond the reuse of vintage clothing and jewelry. The owner of Olive Street Thrift, Heather Scarano, gives away most of her business proceeds to benefit local animal welfare groups. She says her thrift store is an ongoing fundraiser to help animal rescue organizations with the pursuit of one day becoming a no-kill city, where the shelter system doesn’t need to put down dogs and cats. She’s found many like-minded customers.

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