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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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12/19/2014
Grambling Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., through its Arts and Letters Committee, presented “Christmas Readings,” featuring “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to residents at...
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12/19/2014
Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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12/19/2014
Here we are nearing the end of 2014. At this time of year, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council office looks at our year in review and we’d like to share with our readers the programs that we’ve...
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12/18/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces its winners for this year’s Holiday Arts Tour Artist Awards. Judge Leigh Anne Chambers, director of patron advancement at the Shreveport Symphony...
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12/17/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces the premiere photography exhibit of Shawn W. Hood at Parish Press. Hood has taught at Louisiana Tech University for 25 years, and carried a camera...
12/17/2014
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. DEC. 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 12 members present. Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with prayer and...
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12/17/2014
The Rev. B.K. Miller was a recent guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Miller has recently published a book containing 300 of his favorite jokes. He shared some of the stories...
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12/17/2014
The Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is currently accepting nominations for the Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award. This annual award is presented to a Lincoln Parish resident who has made a...
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12/16/2014
During Ruston High School Homecoming activities, the class of 1954 celebrated their 60th reunion.
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12/16/2014
On Saturday, The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers and Lake Claiborne State Park will hold “Christmas in the Park — A Family Fun Day.” Enjoy the day at the park with activities beginning at 2:30 p.m....