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Natchitoches Will ‘Turn on the Holidays’ November 22

NATCHITOCHES - The City of Natchitoches will “Turn on the Holidays” on Saturday, November 22.

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Magnolias & Meat Pies: New Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Natchitoches

Anyone who's ever been to Natchitoches knows it's the home of the famous Meat Pie. It's also filled with Magnolia trees. Those two elements are featured in a new Tri-Centennial exhibit aptly titled "Magnolias & Meat Pies."

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Intro to Fiber students are, from left, Daniel Tanielu, Ethan McManus, Anne Baham, Lauren Clemons, Casey Harris. Not shown are Aaron Nelms, Ellie Spain and Nicholas Myers and upper level fiber students Hannah Koslosky and Rachel Pair.
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Yarn Bombing Spreads Christmas Cheer in Natchitoches

Intro to Fibers students yarn-bomb Natchitoches park to spread Christmas cheer and bring attention to knitting and crochet.

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Folk Festival Hosts State Fiddle Championship

The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will host the annual Louisiana State Fiddle Championship Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

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Main Street Program to sponsor ‘Jazz in the Park’ April 5 in Beau Jardin

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches Main Street Program is sponsoring “Jazz in the Park,” a free jazz concert in Beau Jardin on Thursday, April 5.

Jazz in the Park is a free outdoor concert that will take place in Beau Jardin, Natchitoches’ newest garden and waterfall feature located on the north end of the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District

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Area Water Levels Continue to Be Problematic

There are still some issues to deal with from the storms that rolled through our state Tuesday. The high water has caused Shreveport trash pick-up to run about a day behind schedule in some areas. All collect

Paul & Leah Forsyth
Paul & Leah Forsyth
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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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Work by Jeremy Jones, NSU photo
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Exhibit Featuring NSU, LSMSA Students Opens This Week

A pre-apocalypse themed art exhibition featuring artwork by undergraduate students from Northwestern State University and high school students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches opens Wednesday, March 7, at GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in the Main Street District of Leesville.

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Yarn-bombed, NSU News Release
Yarn-bombed, NSU News Release
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NSU Gets Yarn-Bombed

Northwestern State University has been yarn-bombed. 

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Shreveport Bossier Headlines

Here are some of the stories we are working on.  You can get more details on 710 KEEL throughout the day.

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