SHREVEPORT, La. - Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport is the place to be as America turns a spry 243 this July 4. Countless people will be filling the riverfront to mark the special occasion with great food, awesome giveaways, unbelievable talent, and a show-stopping fireworks display.
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Shane Pons Shane Pons was born in December 1978 and raised in Shreveport La. As a child, he enjoyed listening to his mom sing in the choir at church. Later on, Shane would sing in the kid's choir while his mom was supporting him as the director of the choir.
Later on as Shane grew into a young man, he became a cowboy like his grandpa and his uncles. He would work around the farm and as he worked he would sing his favorite country songs by some of the great country artists of the time. He always had a love for music and in 2007, his love for music brought him into singing and djing karaoke. But he knew he wasn't just a karaoke singer...there was something more out there for him. Shooting for his dreams and the future that he felt so strongly, he sang in a few rock bands, had a string of successes and he had fun, but he always missed singing the country music that he grew up on.
In 2013, Shane made one of the hardest decision a musician faces and decided to go solo and sing country music. He not only sings country music, but he does in a style so that it is heart felt and has a meaning and "soul" that will touch and move millions. Shane has spent most of 2014 working on building his band and his original music. With their first album about to drop of 13 original pieces in November 2014, Shane and his band of talented musicians are ready to take on the world and rock them with a style of country music all their own, as southern as their roots!!!
Keni Thomas is an American country music singer and former United States Army Ranger. Thomas was a member of Task Force Ranger as a part of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and served in the Battle of Mogadishu. Thomas works as a motivational speaker drawing from this experience as a US Ranger.
As a country singer, Thomas has recorded several independently released albums. Two singles, from the album Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story charted on the Billboard country music charts.
Thomas appeared in a pair of 2011 episodes of FX television show Louie, portraying himself in a fictionalized version of a real U.S.O. visit to Afghanistan (season 2 episodes 11 and 12).
Freedom Fest Headlines
SHREVEPORT, La. - 243 never looked so good. Join us today at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport as we celebrate the birth of our great nation.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Thursday was more than just fireworks and barbecue. Dozens of people became U.S. citizens in an annual naturalization ceremony.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Save the date! Once again, you're invited to a huge birthday bash marking our nation's independence. It's Thursday, July 4, at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The 35th Annual Firecracker 5K is in the books. A couple of thousand people kicked off the 4th of July on a healthy note by running a beautiful route on Fairfield and Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport's historic South Highland neighborhood. They started at Mall St. Vincent.
As we celebrate Independence Day, people from other countries around the world get ready to become new American citizens. Rick Rowe tells the story of immigrants becoming Americans then and now.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Here's the Freedom Fest Finale forecast. It has a little bit of everything!
Danielle Scott's volleyball career has taken her all over the globe, but it all started in Louisiana. She expressed that gratitude at the state's Sports Hall of Fame.
The number of people who became U.S. citizens reached a five-year high last year, with more than 750,000 people naturalized.
This morning Rick gives us a preview of country music singer David Lee Murphy.