Shreveport, Louisiana

What is Shreveport, Louisiana known for?


school talent

school talent show was so loud that the principal cut the microphone off. Sounes, ''Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan'', pp. 29–37. In 1959, his High School yearbook carried, beneath his photo, the caption: "Robert Zimmerman: to join 'Little Richard'." LIFE Books, ''Bob Dylan, Forever Young, 50 Years of Song'', Time Home Entertainment, 2012, Vol. 2. No 2, February 10, 2012, p. 15 The same year, using the name Elston Gunnn '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 – April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


fiction book

Moore, co-author of the non-fiction book ''Same Kind of Different as Me (Same kind of different as me)'' (2006). *W. Scott Wilkinson, Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana) attorney and member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (Louisiana State Legislature) from 1920-1924 DeSoto Parish is part of the Shreveport, Louisiana


commercial recording

5 - Elvis Presley has his first commercial recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. He sang ''That's All Right (Mama)'' and ''Blue Moon of Kentucky''. *October 16 - Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on a radio program in Shreveport, Louisiana called the ''Louisiana Hayride''. *Fall - A cover version (cover song) of Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Bill Haley and His Comets becomes the first internationally popular rock and roll recording. Williams signed with MGM Records in 1947 and released "Move It On Over (Move It On Over (song))", which became a massive country hit. In 1948 he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, and he joined ''Louisiana Hayride'', a radio show broadcast that propelled him into living rooms all over the southeast appearing on weekend shows. Williams eventually started to host a show on KWKH and started touring across western Louisiana and eastern Texas, always returning on Saturdays for the weekly broadcast of the ''Hayride''. Williams, Roger M.; p. 70. Williams, Roger M.; p. 71. After a few more moderate hits, in 1949 he released his version of the 1922 Clifford Friend & Irving Mills song "Lovesick Blues", made popular by Rex Griffin. Williams' version became a huge country hit, crossing over to mainstream audiences and gaining Williams a place in the Grand Ole Opry. Browne, Pat; p. 913. On June 11, 1949, Williams made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, where he became the first performer to receive six encores (encore (concert)). '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 – April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


public+wearing

be unlawful for any person to appear in public wearing his pants below his waist and thereby exposing his skin or intimate clothing" and that violators would be subjected to three eight-hour days of community service and a fine of up to $175. The measure died


school record

to Arena Football with SaberCats: Fan Take author Eric R. Ivie publisher Yahoo! date February 22, 2012 accessdate March 1, 2012 He holds the record for the highest career TD (touchdown)-to-INT (interception) ratio in AFL history and threw a school record 52 TDs while attending Louisiana-Monroe (University of Louisiana at Monroe). 1975 Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), U.S. - Centenary College (Centenary College of Louisiana) Gents and Ladies


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musical, "Songs of the Season", during the Christmas holidays for the past 20 years at the Historic Strand Theater in downtown Shreveport. Particularly striking in size and architecture is St. Mark's Cathedral (St. Mark's Cathedral (Shreveport, Louisiana)), an Episcopal (Episcopal Church (United States)) congregation at 908 Rutherford Street in the Highland section of Shreveport. St. Mark's dates its establishment to the first religious service held in Shreveport in 1839. The Jewish community dates to the organization of Congregation Har El in 1859, which later became B'nai Zion Temple, today the city's Reform (Reform Judaism) congregation and largest synagogue. Agudath Achim, founded in 1905 as an Orthodox (Orthodox Judaism) congregation, is today a traditional Jewish synagogue. Foster E. Kawaler, the current rabbi, is focused on rebuilding the congregation, which dwindled in size during the second half of the twentieth century. Shreveport, historically, has had a large and civic-minded Jewish community and has elected three Jewish mayors. Brock, Eric J.: ''The Jewish Community of Shreveport''. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing Co., 2002 Sports Shreveport and Bossier City shared an Arena Football League team named the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings and a Central Hockey League team, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, during the late 1990s and the 2000s. However, the teams shut down operations in 2010 and 2011. Shreveport and Bossier City now share an all women's flat track roller derby team named the Twin City Knockers. The team is the newest competing sport in the area being founded in January 2010. Baseball in Shreveport has an extensive past. The city had affiliated Minor League Baseball teams from 1968 to 2002. The most memorable team was the Shreveport Captains of the Texas League. Baseball teams in Shreveport have gone through eight different name changes and seven different leagues all since 1895. Shreveport's most recent independent baseball team, the Shreveport-Bossier Captains, ceased operations in 2011 and moved to Laredo, Texas. Shreveport's rugby (Rugby union) team, the Shreveport Rugby Football Club, was founded in 1977, making it the oldest continuously competing sport team in Shreveport. It is a member of USA Rugby and participates in the Texas Rugby Football Union. Shreveport is the home of the Shreveport Aftershock of the Independent Women's Football League. The Aftershock play in the Midsouth Division of the Eastern Conference of the IWFL. The home field for the Aftershock is Independence Stadium (Independence Stadium (Shreveport)). '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 – April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


guitar biography

guitar (Acoustic Guitar) Biography Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 25, 1932, Faron Young was the youngest of six children. He grew up on a dairy farm his family operated outside the city and began singing at an early age. He performed at the local Optimist Club and was discovered by Webb Pierce, who brought him to star on ''Louisiana Hayride'' on KWKH-AM (KWKH) in 1951. He graduated from Fair Park High School that year and attended Centenary College of Louisiana. *'''Willie Shaw''', police chief in Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), played basketball at Panola College in the early 1980s. '''Ezra Johnson''' (born October 2, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American Football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Oilers in a fifteen-year career that lasted from 1977 to 1991 in the National Football League (NFL) (National Football League). '''William F. "Bill" Cotton Sr.''' (October 23, 1897 – April 23, 2006) was a prominent central Louisiana businessman who acquired or built five bakeries (bakery) in Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana), Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana) and Natchez, Mississippi. At the time of his death at the age of 108, he was also the nation's oldest living Shriner (Shriners) and one of the last remaining American (United States) veterans of the First World War (World War I).


size guitar

and was therefore unconstitutional. At the end of the month, they appeared at the Overton Park Shell (Overton Park#Levitt Shell), with Slim Whitman headlining. A combination of his strong response to rhythm and nervousness at playing before a large crowd led Presley to shake his legs


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He holds the record for the highest career TD (touchdown)-to-INT (interception) ratio in AFL history and threw a school record 52 TDs while attending Louisiana-Monroe (University of Louisiana at Monroe). 1975 Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana), U.S. - Centenary College (Centenary College of Louisiana) Gents and Ladies Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana) American Southwest Conference 1, 2 - On April 2, 2012, KTVE debuted a half-hour midday newscast titled ''Arkansas Today'', airing weekdays at noon; produced by Little Rock sister station KARK-TV (anchor Mallory Hardin and meteorologist co-host Greg Dee also appear on KARK's weekday morning newscast) and broadcast in high definition, the statewide newscast also features news stories filed by reporters from all four Nexstar-owned NBC stations serving Arkansas as well as a sports segment produced by Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Arkansas) sister station KNWA-TV, focusing on University of Arkansas athletics (Arkansas Razorbacks), called ''Razorback Nation''. KTVE also provides a weather insert for southern Arkansas during the broadcast. In addition to airing on KTVE, KNWA and KARK, the program is also simulcast on KTAL-TV Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana)-Texarkana (Texarkana, Arkansas) (the coverage areas of KTVE


national+appearances

The Browns Jim Ed and Maxine were joined in 1955 by 18-year-old Bonnie, and The Browns began performing on ''Louisiana Hayride'' in Shreveport, Louisiana. By the end of 1955, the trio was appearing on KWTO-AM (KWTO) in Springfield, Missouri, and had another top ten hit with "Here Today and Gone Tomorrow", which got a boost by their national appearances on ABC-TV's ''Ozark Jubilee''. They signed with RCA Victor in 1956, and soon had two major

Shreveport, Louisiana

leader_title2 leader_name2 established_title Founded established_title1 Incorporated (Municipal incorporation) established_date 1836 established_date1 20 March 1839 area_magnitude 1 E7 area_total_sq_mi area_total_km2 312.9 area_land_sq_mi area_land_km2 272.9 area_water_sq_mi area_water_km2 40.0 area_water_percent 12.79 area_urban_sq_mi area_urban_km2 area_metro_sq_mi 2698 area_metro_km2 6987.8 population_as_of 2010 (2010 United States Census) population_est 200327 pop_est_as_of 2013 pop_est_footnotes population_footnotes population_total 199311 population_rank US: 113th (List of United States cities by population)) population_metro 446,471 (US: 113th (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) population_urban 298,317 (US: 126th (List of United States urban areas)) population_density_km2 730.3 population_density_sq_mi timezone CST (North American Central Time Zone) utc_offset -6 timezone_DST CDT utc_offset_DST -5 area_code 318 (Area code 318) latd 32 latm 30 lats 53 latNS N longd 93 longm 44 longs 50 longEW W elevation_m 43. elevation_ft 144 website City of Shreveport footnotes

250px right thumb Red River of the South Red River (Image:MVI 2620 Red River Bridge in Shreveport.jpg) bridge connecting Shreveport with Bossier City (Bossier City, Louisiana) as photographed from the Clyde Fant Parkway

'''Shreveport''' ( The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau. Census 2010 Ranking Tables for Population for MSAs; retrieved 2013-12-04.

Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas and, prior to that time, into Mexico.

Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet.

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