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Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium Hosts Grand Re-Opening

Elvis was there. So were Mike Tyson and some other "celebrities." Of course, they were all impersonators but they added to the festive atmosphere of the historic Municipal Auditorium's grand re-opening and open house.

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Civil War Symposium Coming to Bossier City in March

Historians, collectors and others interested in learning about the history of the American Civil War will have a unique opportunity to do so in Bossier City March 14th through 16th, when the Louisiana Sesquicentennial Civil War Task Force presents “Defending the Homeland: Union Forces Target Shreveport, Texas and Beyond,” a symposium commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Louisiana.

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Elvis Presley Avenue in Shreveport to Close for Road and Municipal Auditorium Renovations

Work is expected to begin Monday, January 20 on Elvis Presley Avenue, as crews work on restoring the road's median and renovating the exterior of the Municipal Auditorium. The street will be closed through April 1.

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C.L. Bryant: MLK’s Dream Was Hijacked By Those With A Scheme

It is 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, but what do activists like C.L. Bryant think about what's happened since then?

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Was “The Star-Spangled Banner” Set To A British Drinking Song?

There are very few things that are quite as American as its national anthem, but did you know the melody of the anthem was set to an old British drinking song?

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Texas Street Transforms Into Summer Block Party For Thursday Night Trolley Tour

Specially-themed Thursday Night Trolley Tour explores downtown Shreveport.

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History of Independence Day

Independence Day is well known as the celebration of the day the 13 American colonies declared independence from Great Britain.  But it has not always been a federal holiday.

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Shreveport’s Oakland Cemetery to be Renovated

Work will be starting later this month on a quarter-million-dollar renovation project at Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery next to the Municipal Auditorium. Oakland is Shreveport's oldest cemetery, dating back to 1847, and holds a major link to much of Shreveport's history.

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What Is Flag Day?

Flag Day is June 14th every year.  But what is Flag Day?

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Saturday Tours Highlight Shreveport’s Hidden Railroad History

Our rich railroad history is highlighted during tomorrow's Hidden History Tours.

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