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Brad Goins July 16, 2015 0

Oceana The RAD Art Gallery in DeRidder (RAD stands for “real art.”) will host “Oceana” — an exhibit of tactile art  for the blind that was created by Louisiana artist Ginger Rush. The show

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UP FRONT

UP FRONT

Brad Goins July 2, 2015 0

Filmmakers Take Note There’s a new enterprise in the state; its first project will be the 2016 Create Louisiana Filmmakers Grant. If you’ve been hoping to get the start-up money for a film, be

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OYSTERS THREE WAYS

OYSTERS THREE WAYS

Brad Goins June 18, 2015 0

Every Monday, the Pelican Publishing Co. of Gretna sends its followers an email about new books. On one recent Monday morning, all four selections related to oysters. The recipes for some of New Orleans

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CVB ON THE UPSWING

CVB ON THE UPSWING

Brad Goins June 4, 2015 0

I don’t know how excited local editors get about such events as National Tourism Week. After all, we’re bombarded with press releases for the dozens of other “weeks” and “months” that take place during

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A BREWER’S PLATE

A BREWER’S PLATE

Brad Goins May 14, 2015 0

A Brewer’s Plate will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 6 pm at the Cash and Carry building in downtown Lake Charles. This is the main fundraising event for the St. Nicholas Center

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‘NEIGHBORHOOD DANCES’

‘NEIGHBORHOOD DANCES’

Brad Goins April 30, 2015 0

Local artist Victoria Bradford is once again treating the Lake Area to a month-long exhibition of experimental art. You can see her “Neighborhood Dances” through April 24 in the Art Associates Gallery (suite 208)

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JACOB’S STORY

JACOB’S STORY

Brad Goins April 16, 2015 0

Ragley resident Jacob Waters is a 14-year-old Life Scout who was born with a disorder called Jackson Weiss Syndrome. Jacob’s faced a myriad of health challenges throughout his life. In 2011, he opted out

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CAN’T BEAT FREE

CAN’T BEAT FREE

Brad Goins April 2, 2015 0

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. The Up Fronter has been blessed with 10 free tickets to the Quilts for All Seasons Quilt event, which will take place April 17-18 in Sulphur. As a

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SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

Brad Goins March 25, 2015 0

For the second time, the prestigious Images of Modern America series has released a book devoted entirely to Lake Charles. This one, titled simply Lake Charles, was authored and collated by Jessica Hutchings. Hutchings,

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HOBO HOTEL:  DREAM HOUSE FOR CATS

HOBO HOTEL: DREAM HOUSE FOR CATS

Brad Goins March 5, 2015 0

For years, the Up Fronter’s been promoting Hobo Hotel — a local center for cat care and adoption. I’ve tended to get out the good word about Hobo Hotel because of the organization’s clever

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