Art exhibits, tour announcements, and Thanksgiving preparations

This week we had a lot of fun with events, announcements and vacation preparations. Check out the headlines!

Music announcements

Country artist Morgan Wallen announces an arena tour at Brookshire Arena.

Country sensation Morgan Wallen announced his “The Dangerous Tour” come to Brookshire Grocery Arena in the spring.

I also spoke with Lindsey Stirling about his next concert, “The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program” coming to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on November 27th.

Local talent is making waves

Artspace's new exhibit is called Along for the Ride and is produced by architect Mike McSwain and his son Larsson on their travels through Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and New York.

Artspace’s new exhibit is called Along for the Ride and is produced by architect Mike McSwain and his son Larsson during their travels in Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and New York.

Local fan favorite Jershika Maple made it to the top 11 on NBC’s the Voice this week. Her portrayal of KING & COUNTRY’s “God Only Knows” made former coach Kelly Clarkson cry.

Father and son artists Mike and Larsson McSwain opened their art exhibition “Along for the Ride” at Artspace on Friday November 12th. The exhibit takes you on a journey across the country amid the pandemic through their eyes and runs through January 15, 2022.

Finally, the Emmett Hook Center gets into the Christmas spirit early with the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical“arrive on stage from Friday, November 19.

The holidays are coming up fast

I did an overview of the best Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes for your viewing pleasure. No matter what you’re in the mood for – laughs, a good cry, drama – there’s something for everyone on this list.

I know we haven’t finished Thanksgiving yet, but honestly you should have been thinking about your Christmas cards at the end of August. I asked a local photographer for advice and deadlines for take out your Christmas cards in one with less stress.

Be on the lookout for The 318, our roundup of the headlines of the week on Sunday night.

Also consult Business in the 318, our weekly overview of all the affairs of the region.

Meredith G. White is an 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

This article originally appeared on Shreveport Times: Life in the 318: vacation preparation and local talents shine

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