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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

On the Scene


The American Adverstising Federation Shreveport-Bossier presents the ADDY Awards, recognizing regional advertising and design excellence. The vibrant event, “ADDYs: The Final Frontier,” was held Feb. 16 at the hip downtown gathering place, artspace. – Photos courtesy Ambient Creative Co.

Addy Awards

1) Courtney Young, Christina Ogea

2) Larry and LaKeisha Towner

3) Chris Lyon, Gregory Kallenberg

4) Student Best of Show Winner: Sabrina Handal, Centenary College of Louisiana

5) Professional Best of Show Winner: Alan Hampton for Lamar Outdoor Advertising of Shreveport-Bossier

6) Professional Best of Show Winner: Lauren Adams for Lauren Adams Creative

7) Dellanee Wade, Brandy Garison

8) Lauren Brown, Jennifer Robison

9) Sarah McKinney, Hannah Marsh, Jolie Moore, Ammiee Brown

10) Steven Knight, Amy Jones

An evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling music with the principal artists of the Shreveport Opera’s Art After Dark productions was held Jan. 31. The opera dinner was held at East Ridge Country Club. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Shreveport Opera

11) Patrick Dailey, Flora Wall, Spencer Reichman, Ah Young Kim and James Wright

12) Mark Tempesta, Kaitlyn McMonigle, Ah Young Kim, Flora Wall, Spencer Reichman

13) Spencer Reichman and Courtney Ruckman

Tracy Byrd’s Feb. 17 concert at DiamondJacks began with his fi ddler playing the National Anthem. He held a meet and greet for VIPs before the show and hung around afterwards at the merch booth. He played his own hits and the Eagles’ “Lyin’ Eyes” and George Strait’s “The Chair” for an hour and a half. His Byrd Dogs band included two members from Louisiana, one the steel guitarist. Byrd explained he had many musical infl uences and always got to pick two albums for his birthday while growing up. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Tracy Byrd

14) Tracy Byrd

15) Debbie Toddy, Tracy Byrd, Jay Toddy

16) Jenny Farrar, Diana Davis, Irma McDonald

The glamour of Hollywood came to the Robinson Film Center on Feb. 23 for the Fourth Annual Robbys, a red carpet party held annually on the eve of the Academy Awards. Guests had a chance to feel like a star while posing for a photo wearing a million-dollar, 22.1-carat floating heart necklace at the Clarkes Jewelers station. Awards were given for Best Dressed, Best Couple and Best Bling. There were prizes for guessing four movie stars and Oscar predictions. The event took dancing to the street for live music from Windstorm. The party was presented by AEP- SWEPCO. – Mary Ann Van Osdell – Photos courtesy Robinson Film Center


1) Drs. Lindsey Pennington and Andrew Larson

2) Amanda and Todd Nottingham

3) Gregory and Heidi Kallenberg

4) Marion Weiss, Nell Cahn, Coco Garrett, Sybil Patten

5) Bianca Stakes, LaToya Amos, Travis Wimer

6) Lynn and Tanya Allen

7) Alex and Elizabeth Kennedy

8) Danni Bradford and Neima Longstratt

9) Meghan Hochstetler, Amy Quinn and Michael Angelo Greenley

10) Anna Gleason and Dr. Andrew Tritter

11) Shulondia Raymond and Belinda Berry

The Woman’s Department Club hosted a Mardi Gras brunch Feb. 16 that recognized local krewes, introduced royalty and conducted a Second Line. The brunch was prepared by members of the club. President Brenda Traylor made bread pudding with Maker’s Mark. Mimosas were also served as well as a silent auction being in the mix. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Woman’s Department Club

12) Robin Merkle, Jennifer Carter, Mary Giecek

13) Bitsy Smith, Ernestine Schram, Lea Ann Breen, Ruth Grafton, Carly Koen

14) Celly Morris and Brenda Traylor

15) LaToria Thomas, Carol Beverly, Charnae McDonald

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