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9:26am

Thu April 16, 2015
Arts

Shape of Shreveport documentary series probes city's past, celebrates its people

Shreveport businessmen Will Broyles (left) and Jim Broyles talk about their documentary series focusing on Shreveport's historical moments.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Two Shreveport brothers are producing a video documentary series on the history of their hometown.

The 15-minute vignettes will highlight different threads in Shreveport’s story -- from Henry Miller Shreve to Yellow Fever to Elvis Presley.

Will Broyles runs a local oil and gas company, but for the past six months he’s been working on a family-funded side project called the Shape of Shreveport Documentary Series. Broyles says the first four episodes will be screened June 4 at the Strand Theatre.

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9:18am

Mon February 4, 2013
Arts

Centenary to host Kennedy Center theater festival

Luke Eddy is coordinating the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Centenary College. The campus will host the six-state regional festival for three years.
Credit Luke Eddy

Centenary College will host the Kennedy Center regional theater festival this month. More than 1,000 people are expected to come from a six-state region. Luke Eddy, marketing and logistics coordinator for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, said six plays will be performed during the week-long event. It will also include dozens of workshops and auditions for jobs with theater companies.

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8:40am

Thu November 15, 2012
Arts

'Rise of the Guardians' to premiere in Shreveport

Shreveport author and illustrator Bill Joyce is the film's executive producer.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A DreamWorks Animation Thanksgiving weekend blockbuster is premiering at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport. “Rise of the Guardians” is the inspiration of Shreveport writer and illustrator Bill Joyce who begs the question: Could Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy be friends?

Joyce will walk the red carpet in his hometown at a venue he considers to be hallowed ground for cinematic dreams, the Strand Theatre. It’s where he saw movies as a child.

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