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It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

Brad Goins June 7, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

In the paragraphs of Up Front, I’ve often praised the intellectual rigor of Attorney General Jeff Landry. But my praise never before soared to the heights it did on April 27, when Landry demonstrated

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Inspirational Jazz

Inspirational Jazz

Brad Goins June 7, 2018 Comments Off on Inspirational Jazz

Mickey Smith, Jr., Uses His Sax Playing And Teaching To Keep Music Thriving In The Community By Brad Goins As a child, Mickey Smith, Jr., didn’t grow up on a steady diet of the

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On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Brad Goins May 17, 2018 Comments Off on On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Jennifer Reeser is one of the products of McNeese’s much-lauded master’s poetry program who’s managed to gain a great deal of recognition by writing verse. Her poetry has been published in the big journals,

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Paddle Royale

Paddle Royale

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Paddle Royale

TEAM CITGO IS UNDEFEATED AFTER FIVE YEARS OF THE LOCAL DRAGON BOAT RACE. WHAT’S THEIR SECRET? By Brad Goins The sixth annual Dragon Boat Race will take place on Saturday, April 28. The event

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Murder, Mystery, Country Life And Bayou Talk

Murder, Mystery, Country Life And Bayou Talk

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Murder, Mystery, Country Life And Bayou Talk

The Sound Of Southern Rainbows By Jace Douglas Johnson (Charolais Films, 2017, 449 pages, $18.99) Book Review By Brad Goins In this lavish tale of small town Southwest Louisiana life, Lacassine detective Kip Montet

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Laughing With Kinfolks

Laughing With Kinfolks

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Laughing With Kinfolks

Have you ever seen Kinfolks — the quarterly magazine published by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society? To get a subscription, you’ll need to become a member of the Genealogical Society. Annuals membership fees are

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Ad Man: Peter O’Carroll

Ad Man: Peter O’Carroll

Brad Goins April 20, 2018 Comments Off on Ad Man: Peter O’Carroll

Forty Years of Thinking Outside The Box For Local Advertisers Story By Brad Goins • Photos By Jason Carroll If you wanted to know what’s what in Southwest Louisiana advertising, one of the people

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What’s The Song In That Commercial?

What’s The Song In That Commercial?

Brad Goins April 20, 2018 Comments Off on What’s The Song In That Commercial?

I guess if one were looking for a single symbol of Southwest Louisiana, Community Coffee would do as well as any. Even people who don’t drink it routinely see the logo and coffee dispensers.

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Spring Style

Spring Style

Brad Goins April 5, 2018 Comments Off on Spring Style

In Spring 2018, Comfortable, Casual Clothes Emerge Triumphant By Brad Goins   This spring’s looks are quite a bit more comfortable and casual than those of the last few years. The impression one gets

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The Great Big Eye

The Great Big Eye

Brad Goins April 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Great Big Eye

It’s been a while since the Up Fronter wrote about Southwest Louisiana’s premier surrealist painter: Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s work has appeared in many national magazines. But there’s nothing wrong with making a mention

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