Strand Theatre

Aired Tuesday, April 12, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Wendell Glass, from River Cities Jubilee Chorus, about “Sing Out 2016!,” a vocal competition which is sponsored by the River Cities Jubilee Chorus and will take place Thursday Night, April 14, at 7 pm in the Strand Theater. For information visit the Strand Theatre online or call 318-226-8555.

Shape of Shreveport Facebook

The Shape of Shreveport documentary series that premiered June 4 at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport is getting more exposure at the Robinson Film Center.

Each 15-minute episode of the series focuses on a different aspect of Shreveport’s history. The first four installments documented the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873 and the influential roles of Capt. Henry Miller Shreve and Martin Luther King, Jr. Executive director Will Broyles said at a news conference in April that the project is evolving.

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.

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.

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.