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Lacunas And Vanities

Lacunas And Vanities

Brad Goins November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Lacunas And Vanities

Local experimental artist and McNeese professor Heather Ryan Kelley’s latest show is titled “Lacunas and Vanities.” It’s running now at the Gibson-Barham Gallery at Imperial Calcasieu Museum at 204 W. Sallier St. The show

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The Revised Louisiana Purchase

The Revised Louisiana Purchase

Brad Goins November 2, 2017 Comments Off on The Revised Louisiana Purchase

As the year progresses, events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lake Charles continue. And it is well and good that they should do so. But anyone who is speaking to an audience about the

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Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

Brad Goins October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

If you want some powerful evidence that the culture of Southwest Louisiana is unique, look at the proliferation of children’s books in the area and in Lake Charles in particular. The latest of these,

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Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Brad Goins October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Public relations agent Kimberly Allen can give readers some insight into the ways New Orleans is different from other places. She says that one day, a stranger knocked on her door and told her

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Improve It. Period.

Improve It. Period.

Brad Goins September 21, 2017 Comments Off on Improve It. Period.

The new administration of Mayor Nic Hunter has announced that the Lake Charles Transit System is conducting a survey that will be used for an evaluation of the bus system. In his announcement of

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The Goose With The Golden Legs

The Goose With The Golden Legs

Brad Goins September 20, 2017 Comments Off on The Goose With The Golden Legs

Ann Wehner has just completed her second stained glass rendition of a children’s book by local author Eloise Huber. The book — “The Goose With The Golden Legs” — is Huber’s second. Wehner has

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Bovine And Buttercup

Bovine And Buttercup

Brad Goins August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Bovine And Buttercup

Art work by Southwest Louisiana artist Yelena Koehn will be featured at the  “Bovine And Buttercup” exhibit at RealArt DeRidder at 108 West 1st St. in DeRidder. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat. from 11 am-3

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Journey Into Outsider Art

Journey Into Outsider Art

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Journey Into Outsider Art

A few years ago, the Historic 1911 City Hall in Lake Charles hosted an outstanding exhibit of outsider and folk art. Now, Lafayette is taking up the cause. “Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art From The

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In Doubt? Close It.

In Doubt? Close It.

Brad Goins July 20, 2017 Comments Off on In Doubt? Close It.

Southwest Louisiana schools continue to close because rain is in the weather forecast. Let’s take the case of McNeese State University — one of the area’s educational institutions for people who are the age

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Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Wallethub just came out with a list of the country’s worst state economies. Louisiana did not finish at the bottom of the list. That honor went to West Virginia — the state that usually

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