DEVELOPING NEWS: Dr. Artis Cash Has Passed
Dr. Artis Cash, Late-Pastor & Founder of Shreveport Christian Church, is recognized as one of the most active representatives of working men and women in the State of Louisiana and the surrounding Ark-La-Tex area, always willing and able to take on the many challenges in government, justice, and fair treatment. Judeo-Christian values and a no-nonsense approach were hallmarks of his person.
Recognized from the Governor’s office to the Mayor’s office, to the City Council, and the hospitals, streets, and homes of those in need of help, Dr. Artis Cash worked diligently to bring about positive change in the lives of the everyday men and women.
COMING TO SHREVEPORT! 11/20/16!
African Children’s Choir is Ministry, Growth, Healing and Hope
Grade-school Ambassadors Spread Joy, Escape Strife in Shreveport, World
by Marcinho Savant, Staff Writer
Childhood is hard. Especially when you are disadvantaged. Often with no prospects for a brighter future. Thanks to a Canadian Christian organization, Music for Life, African children tour the world, over ten demanding months per year--- for the most eye-opening experience of their young lives. They enlighten audiences, enmeshing them in their musical offerings. African smiles.
Music for Life also has offices in Bellingham, Washington, and in Langley, British Columbia. Their stirring, heartwarming, brand of song sharing arrives in Shreveport on November 20th, 2016.
These children are sent off away from home, with their family’s reluctant, fearful, blessings, and their gratitude. Their children get the chance of a lifetime which would likely never have come to them. An immediate, and indelible, benefit of the choir’s existence is that the members--- while spreading music from city to hamlet--- get to see a lifestyle, career opportunities, and a future they never even knew existed. Their parents recognize this rare exposure and, begrudgingly, or eagerly, send their children away into the wider world. Savvy, global, concert artists, the children are between the ages of eight and 12.
These mini-musicians serve audiences a cultural Smörgåsbord of exchange. They lovingly share a glimpse into what African children are really like. They share their pride of identity, and of their formidable achievements--- before they even make it to high school age... MORE
N.A.M. JAZZ JAM: Shreveport’s Got Talent!
Music Association Hosts Jazz Open Jam Event, Jazz Musicians, Fans Welcome
Shreveport’s musical pedigree is full, and long. Tipitina’s once chose to honor many of them including: Brady Blade, Brian Blade, Kix Brooks, Van Cliburn, Floyd Cramer, Buddy Flett, Eddie Kozak, Lead Belly, Papa Mali, The Residents, Omar Sharriff, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hank Williams, Jr, and Victoria Williams.
On Monday, November 14th, 2016, locals can add your name to the pantheon of Shreveport/Bossier’s strong talent pool. Monday was chosen, as most working musicians are working every night but Mondays.
Grab your sticks, guitar, bass, saxophone, your voice and your stage swagger, and go share your musical light with the city. Whether music is your profession, or a personal passion, guests are warmly invited to make some music, and perhaps, some friends of kindred spirit.
New Arts Musique, a regional chapter of The National Association of Negro Musicians (N.A.N.M), hosting it’s second annual, “Jazz Jam” as a networking opportunity, performance event, and membership drive. N.A.N.M., founded in 1919, is the oldest organization dedicated to the preservation, encouragement and advocacy of all genres of the music of African-Americans. The local chapter maintains that dedication for its very own community. So dedicated to the goal of preserving the arts, and fostering youth participation, the house band for the event is Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy’s, exceptional, Green Oaks Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Jeremiah Furlow... MORE
Shreveport Police seek suspects in robbery; beating of local man
Shreveport Police are seeking to locate a group of suspects responsible for robbing and beating a local man in late October.
Back on October 28, 2016, Shreveport Police were called to the Jiffy Pack convenience store located in the 7800 block of Linwood Avenue relative to a robbery of an individual which reportedly occurred one day prior. When
officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the victim who advised that while he was at the store the previous day, he was exiting the store when he was accosted by a group of males who attacked him after asking him for money.
Video surveillance of the incident revealed the suspect made off driving a light tan or silver colored, older model Nissan Sentra with no hubcaps and damage to the hood. The suspects are believed to frequent or live in the area.
The victim, who suffered minor injuries, was reportedly disoriented following the incident and was not immediately sure what took place initially.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact Crime
Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit their website at www.lockemup.org
Cpl. Marcus Hines - Public Information Officer
Crime Stoppers Coordinator
Shreveport Police Department
1234 Texas Avenue
Shreveport Louisiana 71101
(318) 673-6932- Office
(318) 540-7755- Cell
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