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Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

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Kelly and Kristian McCain

In honor of Scarlett Passions: Bellocq’s Storyville, a “racy” Norton Art Gallery exhibit, a party was thrown to celebrate a rip-roaring time of scandal, glamour and risky business straight out of the 1920s. It was held on Oct. 22. In the museum’s basement speakeasy, The Marvelous Misfits performed three vaudeville variety shows featuring magic, juggling and burlesque. Guests sipped an illicit cocktail mixed directly from an authentic Chicago recipe. Guests came in Roaring ’20s attire.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

Thousands of short-film lovers invaded downtown Shreveport the first weekend in October for the fifth annual Louisiana Film Prize. Twenty-one short films were shown at several downtown venues and were then voted on by the movie-goers. The $1,000 Best Actress and Actor awards were presented to Frances Watson of “The Importance of Sex Education” and Kemerton Hargrove of “The 30-Year Deal.” The winner of the $50,000 cash grand prize, which is one of the world’s largest prizes awarded to a short film, was “The Man From Mars” directed by Jonnie Stapleton.

– Mark Crawford

The “La Boheme” opera dinner was an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling music. The event was held Oct. 27 at the Shreveport Club. The principal artists of the upcoming Shreveport Opera production attended.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

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