Shreveport author and illustrator William Joyce will receive a prestigious media award Thursday that coincides with the premiere of his new animated feature film that will debut in Shreveport.
Joyce will receive a Christopher Award in New York. His book, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," will be recognized alongside other books, films, and television/cable shows that live up to the highest values of the human spirit, according to the Christophers.
Airs Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have new music by the Secret Sisters and The Black Swans as well as tunes by Robert Deeble, John Trudell, and Alex De Grassi. On Blues at the Bottom, something old from Billy Holiday and something new from James Cotton, plus Joe Pug and Charles Brown. Then, in our concert hour, Dave Brubeck at the 2009 New Port Jazz Festival. On Be Quiet and Play the Music we'll wander into the Great Impossible. Tune in Friday at 9 for the Caravan here on Red River Radio.
Dustin Fuqua, 31, is working to keep Louisiana French alive in Natchitoches Parish.
Louisianans who are interested in keeping Louisiana French alive will meet Saturday in Derry, La., for what’s called the Natchitoches French Table. Dustin Fuqua, cultural resource specialist for the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, launched the Natchitoches French Table in January.
Last year, he landed a coveted National Park Service professional development grant that enabled him to attend French Tables throughout southwest Louisiana to improve his retention and use of Louisiana French, a group of French dialects.