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Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival Set for Later This Month

The 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 18-19 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. Hours are 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on Friday the 18th and 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday the 19th.

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shreveport

There's no doubt about it. If you knew just a few of these little known facts about our hometown, you're a real Shreveport historian.

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D-Day 70 Years Ago: Eisenhower’s Address to the Troops

It was June 6th, 1944, and more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coast, attacking the German stranglehold on Europe.

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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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