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The Three Reeds Duo Recital Set For This Weekend

The recital will feature four new works for oboe/saxophone duo commissioned by the Three Reeds Duo including a composition by former Northwestern State faculty member Richard Rose. The original compositions were commissioned with funding from the Donald Derby Endowed Professorship at Northwestern State.

The program is The Journey by Rose, Fantasia by Georg Philipp Telemann, Double Cadenza by Gregory Wanamaker, My Mountain Top by Andy Scott, Pastorale by Marcus Maroney, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten and Signals Cross by KyleBlaha. 

Leah Forsyth is an adjunct professor of oboe at Northwestern State and oboist with the Texarkana Symphony. She was an oboist with the United States Army Field Band and Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet in Washington, D.C., from 2007-2011. A native of central Ohio, Leah Forsyth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from The FloridaState University. From 2005-2007, she served as the English horn player with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Favorable WindsQuintet in Columbus, Ohio. Leah Forsyth has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, Charleston S.C., Symphony, Ohio Light Opera and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has attended summer study programs including the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and the Brevard Music Center.

Paul Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State in 2007. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from Michigan State University where he was the recipient of the prestigious saxophone teaching assistantship in 2005-2006. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Paul Forsyth received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee. Equally adept at both theclassical and jazz repertoire, he has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous schools, conferences, and competitions.  Paul Forsyth was named a 2003 first place winner in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and was named a semifinalist in the 2004 Concert Artists Guild Chamber Music Competition. As a top-call saxophonist in northern Louisiana, he has performed with such performers asRegis Philbin, Lew Soloff, the Temptations, Bobby Vinton and Bill Watrous. Paul Forsyth has been on faculty at Albion College, Spring Arbor University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

The Three Reeds Duo, oboist Leah Forsyth and saxophonist Dr. Paul Forsyth, will present a recital at Northwestern State University Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.

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Former Parish Sheriff Arrested Today, Facing A Year In Prison

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Sheriff Royce Edward Toney, 64, of Monroe, La., was arrested today on charges of conspiracy, computer fraud, identity theft, and obstruction. 

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NSU Gets Yarn-Bombed

Northwestern State University has been yarn-bombed. 

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Shreveport Woman Arrested For Stealing From Elderly Woman

Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport woman for using an elderly woman’s personal information and credit card to charge thousands of dollars.

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Governor Declares Severe Weather Awareness Week

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal proclaimed Severe Weather Awareness Week February 13-17, 2012. According to the National Weather Service (NWS),  severe weather can impact Louisiana anytime of the year.

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Hate Crimes Sentences Handed Down To Three

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that three men were sentenced yesterday for a federal hate crime stemming from an incident that took place at Beekman Junior High School in Beekman, La., Parish of Morehouse.

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Annual Seedling Sale Comes To NWLA

The annual Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) Shade Tree Sale will be held at various district forestry offices and other locations throughout the state the week of Feb. 27 through March 2, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.

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Three Tornados Touched Down In The ArkLaTex

Two EF-0 Tornados and one EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon

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Evelyn Beverly, CPSO Photo
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Woman Jailed For Cashing Counterfeit Checks

Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport woman for cashing five counterfeit checks at a local liquor store.

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Guilty Verdict Could Mean Life In Prison For Rapist

A Shreveport man might be spending the rest of his life behind bars following his conviction late Wednesday on a rape charge.

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