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Heather Kelley Update

Heather Kelley Update

Brad Goins November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Heather Kelley Update

From time to time, the Up Fronter writes about the art of Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s art is experimental, and it only falls into one category: surrealistic art; that is, it’s art that portrays

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Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Brad Goins November 2, 2018 Comments Off on Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

If you’re hip enough to know about Louis Prima, you already know about his wild, comedic singing; his snazzy far out jazz and, most of all, his scat singing. If the name Louis Prima

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Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Brad Goins October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

It’s been several years since I did a Lagniappe feature on the Gulf Coast Roller Girls. It was a fun story to write. It must have been. I still remember it. As a rule,

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What Kind Of Story Time?

What Kind Of Story Time?

Brad Goins October 5, 2018 Comments Off on What Kind Of Story Time?

“Drag Queen Story Time.” Depending on your moral valence, that phrase may seem innocuous, interesting or disgusting. Innocuous or not, the phrase “Drag Queen Story Time” has poured kerosene on the smoldering fires of

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Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Brad Goins September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Hot ‘N’ Nasty

When the big blast of August heat hit us, the Louisiana police blotter just plain went off the hook. It was so far-out, I can only give you the greatest hits.  Beat ‘Em Where

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Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Brad Goins September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has become the latest politician to promote his plans to make New Orleans’ French Quarter “family friendly.” He wants to do this by turning the French Quarter into a

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Oh, Was I Right Again?

Oh, Was I Right Again?

admin August 16, 2018 Comments Off on Oh, Was I Right Again?

The Senate Majority Whip — Louisiana’s Steve Scalise — has made it official. He won’t be running for governor of Louisiana. I wrote in this column that he wouldn’t run back when Louisiana journalists

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Bayou Song

Bayou Song

admin August 2, 2018 Comments Off on Bayou Song

From the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press comes a new book — Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape. This spiral-bound book is primarily designed for youths and their teachers. However,

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Lucky Tiles

Lucky Tiles

Brad Goins July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Lucky Tiles

The very first Lake Charles Lucky Tiles Mah Jongg Tournament will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Lake Charles Bridge Club, 1600 W. McNeese St. Now, this may seem a little early

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A New Homage To Creoles

A New Homage To Creoles

Brad Goins July 5, 2018 Comments Off on A New Homage To Creoles

Down through the years, Lagniappe has run several stories about what exactly a Creole is. I think I might even have written a couple of them. If you think you’d like 335 pages of

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