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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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Boston Readies for 4th of July Celebrations
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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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Stage of the Cradle of the Stars - Shreveoprt's Municipal Auditorium ready for a night on a Louisiana Hayride
Howard J Hart
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Louisiana Hayride 65th Anniversary Celebrates Music and Radio History

Howard J HartMusic and radio vanguards gathered along with fans of all ages at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium to celebrate and write another chapter in the rich heritage of entertainment in northwest Louisiana.

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When is Presidents’ Day 2013 and What is Closed in Shreveport Bossier?

Presidents’ Day, is observed on the third Monday in February. It falls on Feb. 18 this year.

Presidents’ Day was established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington's birthday which is on the 22, and is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

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