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.
Highland artistFrances Drewwill 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.
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 RedRiverBlogJam@gmail.com. Come join us in the emarketing of this groovy place where we live.
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.
...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.
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.
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 here.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010