Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are We There Yet?

ShreveportBossier Fun Guide
Shreveportbossierfunguide.com will help you plan your summer entertainment . Have you seen this nifty site?

Our only complaint? There's not a section for gay and lesbian content like guides in other cities. See New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Docublogging in SB Land


New skills are moving this blog into the world of Web 2.0. One day we hope to be as good as Ying Liu.

The video is of Loren Demerath. He's a professor at Centenary College. We first read about him on Trudeau's blog.

RRBJ is responsible for the knitting and editing of this short film.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We Not Telling Ya Who to Voteeee For

I Shot 100 Snippets of VO on the Tour
A couple of weeks ago the editor of this blog site won a camera from KTBS. Now she has a chance to win an HDTV. But. It's not about the telllllllyyy. It's about the little gal (or guy) re-claiming the world.

It's about moving this blog into docublogging. It's about being able to take the next step to show that Shreveport truly is the ..."Austin for the rest of us..." or "Affordable Austin..."

Really. Okay... it is about the winning. Go here. Vote for the Biking to Highland Community Garden video. The editor of RRBJ also shot the DDA Home Tour video but she didn't edit it so she feels the Biking tour... best represents her current work. Thank you. And if you have any events or concerns that you think need to be docublogged please send us an email.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Arty Yoga

Pam Viviano
Feeling bad because the thought of Bike to Work day has you realizing how much body work you need to be able to endure a pedal to the office?

Ease into fitness with yoga. Pamela Viviano will lead a yoga and art class at Lotus Studio tomorrow afternoon at 1. No prior experience necessary and it only costs $15.

Trudeau's been covering Pam and the doin's at the Lotus Studio.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

W are Somebody

Shreveport W Shreveport, Again
Shreveport is all over the May 16 issue of Entertainment Weekly because of Oliver Stone's movie W. Alexandyr Kent has the front cover pictured on his blog.

If you want to work on W or any other movie in Louisiana, again you'll want to check out Kent's Louisiana Movies Blog. Louisiana still has the best incentive package to draw movie makers to our state.

Note: Reading all those Shreveports in EW made us feel like that scene with Steve Martin when he gets the new phone book. "We are somebody. We are somebody."

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Urbanists

Waiting Down Low Red Who Would Believe You Could Live Like This Downtown? Salvation
It may be hard to believe but Shreveport’s downtown area is being populated by New Urbanists. Eleven non-traditional living spaces in downtown were highlighted in the first ever home tour sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.

DDA Executive Director Don Shae says the tour was a success and there are plans for another one next year. If you’re interested in buying a building in downtown the DDA’s website is a good place to start. The DDA’s next big event is Mudbug Madness.

Note: If you click on the pictures they get bigger. Also, I shot video of the tour. You can find it at KTBS. Keyword video. Click on Submit Video. Click on DDA Home Tour. Or maybe click Neighborhood News Team Video.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Inquire Inside

Inquire Inside
Home tour in downtown Shreveport?

This afternoon from 2 until 6. It's free and sponsored by the DDA.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Over

Over
A bit of a mystery is happening at Betty Virginia. Letterboxing is sweeping the park.

Here's an odd but true history fact connected to Betty Virginia: A.C. Steere and his business partner donated the land in honor of their daughters. In July of 1930 Steere shot himself after Wall Street crashed in October 1929. He mistakenly believed he was financially ruined.

Pictured in black and white is the bridge over the bayou at the park. Centenary Professor Loren Demerath has an idea to get better use of these drainage ditches.