In Tuesday’s (2/3) Shreveport Times (Louisiana), Donecia Pea reports, “Officials have pulled the plug on the remainder of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s 2008-2009 Willis Knighton Master Series, ‘Bringing Music to Life.’ The cancellation finishes a season of no shows as both the symphony board and its musicians continue to be gridlocked in contract negotiations. ‘The federal mediator is still involved, but the parties have reached no agreement and have been at a stalemate,’ said board attorney and spokesman Bobby Gilliam. The board stated in a recent letter to its patrons that this season’s canceled series does not signify the end of the 61-year-old organization. … However, with both parties at an impasse, the future of the symphony remains unclear. ‘It’s just a case-by-case situation,’ Gilliam said.”