Author: Everl Adair

Beauty Isn’t Easy- Even for an Art Museum

In the fairy tales of long ago, the shoemaker took credit for the work actually done by a devoted cadre of elves. The Norton Art Gallery has its own dedicated elves, but unlike the fairy tales, they like to acknowledge their contributions. These are the men and women who design, clean, and maintain the buildings and gardens, put up the exhibitions, provide security, and welcome and enlighten visitors. They even take on the odd extra duty including acting as a midwife for ducks and quails, or discouraging garden visitors from too enthusiastically emulating the birds and the bees. Among...

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Music Hath Charms…

Had they had a crystal ball in 1947, the Shreveport citizens who shared a dream of organizing a local symphony orchestra would doubtless have been elated to know that it was being celebrated in 2017, seventy years later, as Louisiana’s oldest continually operating professional orchestra. Music Director Michael Butterman, the fourth in the Symphony’s history, has assembled an exciting array of concerts for the 2017-18 season which include musical genres from classical to Broadway to rock. Salutes to Leonard Bernstein and John Williams alternate with selections of Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms, while the music of the Rolling Stones, Janis...

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