Summer is swiftly moving along in Shreveport and while back to school is lurking right around the corner, there is plenty to get excited about in the meantime.
From Christmas coming early in July to an exhibit sure to excite comic book fans of all ages, here’s what you might have missed this week.
Christmas in the Sky needs you!
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council had the Christmas in the Sky volunteer kickoff party on Wednesday, July 13. Every Wednesday from now until the big night on December 10, volunteers can come to Louisiana Downs to help make the magic happen.
PACE on Abortion
Local organization People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE) made a statement on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade making abortion once again illegal in Louisiana.
George Carlin’s Legacy
Many know comedian George Carlin for his rebellious spirit and constantly pushing the envelope in his standup routines. But what is the late comedian’s connection to Shreveport? Find out about how Carlin got his start in radio and comedy here.
Movies, Music and More
Viraj Gandhi is a Shreveport native who uses filmmaking and composing experimental music to elevate his powerful storytelling and filling a niche in the film community. Learn all about Gandhi’s upbringing, his journey from medical school to making films in Spain and more here.
Batman and Beyond
Artspace has a brand new exhibit all about the anthology comic book series Batman Black and White. Get to know the curator and creator of the exhibit, graphic designer Chip Kidd and his special connection to the Gotham vigilante.
Louisiana Woman on TikTok goes Viral
Casey LaCaze-Lachney was enjoying a festival in downtown Winnfield, Louisiana when three police officers gave her a citation for indecent exposure for wearing shorts and a crop top.
Since the incident on June 11, LaCaze-Lachney has hired an attorney and set up a meeting with the Winnfield chief of police and the Winnfield city attorney in hopes of getting the citation dismissed.
On June 12, LaCaze-Lachney and her attorney finally met with the chief of police who apologized for the citation and how things were handled.
Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at email@example.com.