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Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
For decades, The Barnwell Garden and Art Center on the Shreveport riverfront, has provided Shreveport residents and out-of-town visitors with an oasis of nature, flora and beautiful and inspiring art across all styles. However, a victim of an ever-fickle public, the Barnwell is no longer the Barnwell.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Artist soaks in local arts community

“My mother had a friend from France so I was able to spend my 16th summer in a little town called Villard Sur-Bien in the eastern part of France in the district of Jura. It was a town of only about 100 people, but I got to travel from there to Paris where the exposure to the great artists in the great museums inspired me to be an artist.
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Architect set to make mark on downtown bossier city

The project called the Downtown Bossier City Re-envisioning Plan was presented at the Bossier City Council’s on July 7 meeting by McSwain and Sean Sims, president of SK Studios in Kansas City, Mo. McSwain and Sims opened the presentation with the basis for considering “re-envisioning” old Bossier.
Arts & Entertainment
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
“Sign painting seems to have become a lost art since my grandfather’s time, so that intrigues me to try and breathe some new life into something my grandfather loved. I actually started observing him work when I was only 6 years old. Other artists may cite the masters as their primary inspiration, but mine was definitely my grandfather,” La Beau said.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
If the child does not report their own continuing abuse (which is often the case), the process starts when a neighbor, doctor, teacher or any concerned citizen reports that they suspect a child is being abused. After a “triage” assessment, the case is brought before a judge, who then can mandate CASA involvement.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, June 22, 2015

Band brings brand of ‘snake oil’ to Strand

shows flourished in the American Old West era with some continuing up until World War II. They derived from the European mountebank shows and usually featured a “host,” often purporting to be a doctor. The shows basically existed to sell elixirs that the “doctor” claimed to be cure-alls, often referred to disparagingly as “snake oil.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, May 11, 2015
“Christy Martin has a strong body of work. Her black-andwhite images of cemeteries and street-scapes invoke such deep emotion for her viewers. In her images, she beautifully captures sadness and hope at the same time,” Robin Jones, executive director of Bossier Arts Council, said.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, April 27, 2015

Restaurant owners prepare for May 5 festivities

On May 5, 1862, Mexican Army forces achieved an unlikely victory over French forces in the historic Battle of Puebla under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin in the State of Puebla in M
Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Playwright challenges audiences on morality in production

The area’s only Actors’ Equity theater company, River City Repertory, is about to bring Albee to the local stage with a production of his play “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” opening April 15 at the East Bank Theater at the Bossier Arts Council.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Local venue features artist

Persian-born Hooshang Khorasani left his home country to spend about 10 years in southern Spain, where he worked as a graphic designer and also in interior design. While visiting his brother in Ruston, he met Sallie Rose Hollis, who would become his wife in 1992.

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