Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Leone's Shoe & Boot Repair

Jacklyn and Dick Whittington II Not Responsible Fancy Heels
RRBJ is willing to bet you've got at least a pair of shoes or a handbag stuck in the back of your closet because they need some type of repair. And you really don't want to part with them because if you're weird like we are some of your belongings feel just like pets and who'd toss one of those just cause they had a big hole in them (or something like that). Dig them out and fetch'em on down to Leone's on Line Avenue. It's been a Highland mainstay for years. Dick Whittington II has owned the store for almost 28 years. The item repaired the most at the store located on Line near Dalzell? "Shoe heels." said Whittington.

And you can feel green-smug in knowing it's better to repair something than throw into our landfill. Triple your earth friendly score by walking or biking them down there. Leone's Shoe and Boot Repair. 318 221-0723. 2412 Line Avenue.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shreveport Stomp

Watch this and you will have to eat at Herby-K's before the end of the month.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Frances Drew

3 Quilt Kiosk #2 Kathryn Usher photo 23 Quilt Kiosk #2 Kathryn Usher photo 1 Quilt Kiosk #2 Kathryn Usher photo
Highland artist Frances Drew will be remembered at artspace tomorrow afternoon. She passed away in November.

Tributes to this amazing lady are popping up all over the Internet. Trudeau's blog, and local artist Tama Nathan's blog are just a few places to find out about her. And there's a nice picture of Frances in front a a piece of her artwork at this Fibromyalgia support site.

To view a slide show of Quilt Kiosk #2 click here. Frances was just one of the artists who collaborated on this piece of public art in downtown Shreveport.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Picture of the Day

Originally uploaded by m.zuniga.
Thank you m.zuniga for letting us use your photo entitled Trey.

If you've got a photo, poem, sketch or anything artsy-craftsy that illustrates life in SB Land drop it off via Come join us in the emarketing of this groovy place where we live.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Creative Class

Lee Eddy
One of the ways we amuse ourselves around the RRBJ offices is to click through sites like Gothamist and Austinist. We got all tingly when we stumbled across the above post featuring the picture of Lee Eddy.

Too bad this child had to leave Shreveport to pursue her dreams. We need our Lees to be able to live, work and play in SB Land. Perhaps it's time to start a telethon for the funds to maintain a thrive-a-licious creative class over here by da Red River.

Creative class is a term mentioned in Phillip A. Rozeman's letter published in The Shreveport Times. Here's the link to that letter. Don't know why we're putting it up. The Times will dead the link in a couple of weeks and you'll get an error message. Maybe the place to start with the creative class push is to get The Times to keep their links active.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Good Argument for Bringing Back the Red Light District

...back in the day it was a place for folks to run free and have fun. Get their entertainment on. If it worked in 1908 why not 2008? After all, thems were the good old days everybody keeps talking about.

The irony is that the Big D's Bar-b-que mentioned in the film is located near the ol' redlight district.

You'll find the eatery in beautiful downtown Shreveport at the corner of Common and Caddo. Go eat there. Not McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Olive Garden, Subway or Wendys. Go now and support a local establishment that is committed to letting your teens have a place to hang out. And if you see a Shreveport Police Officer lurking buy them a Coke and ask them to chill and let the kids be. It's all a part of growing the creative class in SB Land.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Picture of the Day

Motor Hotel Shreveport LA
Originally uploaded by mojavegirl1216.

Thank you mojavegirl1216 for letting RRBJ use Motor Hotel Shreveport LA as a Picture of the Day.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Tacomania is a colorful sit down Mexican Restaurant that has been serving up tasty food in Shreveport since 1998. It started out across from the Broadmoor Garage but has now taken over an old Pizza Hut building.

It's like eating your nibbles in a Crayola crayon box in there. A couple of weeks ago RRBJ got to have brunch with Dyxie and she gave us the heads up on the Sangria Fresca. It's a taste we could definitely get addicted to!

These great photos are from a talented photographer who lives in Bossier City. You can see more of Dyxie's fine work

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Until Next Year...

Luna and Mini Moon Mischa and Stan Bob and Pam Family Life in Highland... Rolie Gets Colorized Bring the Dogs to Highland
Revelers Marion Marks Auguster the Rooster and Pat and Joe Sara's Shoulders Pleeeeeeez Ducky
Mardi Gras was too early this year. 2009 has Mardi Gras falling on February 24. Click on the pics to see the details.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Highland Gras!

No Parking

Krewe of Highland rolls this Sunday. Trudeau has some more info. RRBJ has eaten too much King Cake and we can't type no mo...