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Old 09-09-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Van Cliburn,

Shreveport has ignored this world famous musician although he was born in the city. They should have at least a street name after him
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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You'd think they would but Van Cliburn left Shreveport at 6 yrs of age and moved to Kilgore, TX and then to Ft. Worth later on. Even after Van Cliburn's worldwide success in Moscow and other venues, there is little mention of any involvement with Shreveport later on. He became affiliated with other symphony orchestras as guest artist but again not much is mentioned in Shreveport circles.

Folks may not be aware of this but another noted pianist, Arthur Ferrante of well-known piano duo: Ferrante & Teicher was from Shreveport. There's no recognition of him either. Seems like Shreveport doesn't really have a strong desire to catalog the history of people who came from here. That is unless you're a sports figure. There's a lot of history here, seems very little is done to preserve it both on paper and in property.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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You'd think they would but Van Cliburn left Shreveport at 6 yrs of age and moved to Kilgore, TX and then to Ft. Worth later on. Even after Van Cliburn's worldwide success in Moscow and other venues, there is little mention of any involvement with Shreveport later on. He became affiliated with other symphony orchestras as guest artist but again not much is mentioned in Shreveport circles.

Folks may not be aware of this but another noted pianist, Arthur Ferrante of well-known piano duo: Ferrante & Teicher was from Shreveport. There's no recognition of him either. Seems like Shreveport doesn't really have a strong desire to catalog the history of people who came from here. That is unless you're a sports figure. There's a lot of history here, seems very little is done to preserve it both on paper and in property.
The city can't be that backwards- I guess they have a Terry Bradshaw Blvd
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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Shreveporters have always had a problem with naming ANYTHING after someone famous and a native son (or whatever). All cities like to honor someone with name of a major road (well we do have Clyde Fant and Arthur Teague), a school (locally we really have missed this one), a park, etc. Seems like we would rather name things that sound SIMPLE like Crapwood, ****wood, etc. I will never understand the thinking that goes on around here..... Although I like this city, it still puzzles me.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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The city can't be that backwards
Your famous line, yet again. I'm now of the opinion that you simply can't help yourself. If you have ever made it through a Shreveport-related thread without being negative, either blatantly or in your usual passive-aggressive way, you probably got a bad case of the shakes.

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I guess they have a Terry Bradshaw Blvd
Against my better judgment, I will humor you here and *pretend* that you don't know: LA 3132, the Inner Loop Expressway, was renamed a few years ago to the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Though I didn't care that they named the freeway after him, as many cities do with their local heroes, but I disagree with the use of the term "Passway" to commemorate his life as a quarterback.
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