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WORK N PROGRESS

WORK N PROGRESS

Brad Goins December 21, 2013 0

My grandmother Goins used to tell me, “You know what you like.” Area musicians tell me that what Lake Charles likes is cover bands. A new one, Work N Progress, is trying to take

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‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

I guess I shouldn’t be publicizing another Louisiana periodical in this column. But, as we all know, the Times-Picayune has had a run of bad luck recently. It’s finally gotten some good news with

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BRODY MEAUX

BRODY MEAUX

Brad Goins November 20, 2013 0

Brody Meaux is the 14-year-old son of Lake Charles residents Jimmy and JoAnn Meaux. Brody has the rare genetic disease MeCP2 duplication syndrome. MeCP2 is a neurological condition that occurs almost entirely in males.

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OPERATION HOPE; HEATHER RYAN KELLEY AND MORE …

OPERATION HOPE; HEATHER RYAN KELLEY AND MORE …

Pierre Fontenot November 7, 2013 0

— Let’s all join in a big shout-out for Sulphur resident Brytanni MacNamara. MacNamara has started an organization called Operation Hope, which is designed to help stop human trafficking and slavery. This would be

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READY TO FIRE

READY TO FIRE

Brad Goins September 19, 2013 0

Not long ago, the Up Fronter reviewed the first CD by local band The Loaded 44RZ. The band has stayed in business and just dropped a new, full-length, high-octane CD titled Ready To Fire.

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The Very Worst Of Up Front

The Very Worst Of Up Front

Brad Goins September 5, 2013 0

Welcome to this special 30th anniversary selection of the very worst stories that have appeared in the “Up Front” column in the last five years — which are the years that have passed since

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Nobody Does It Better

Nobody Does It Better

Brad Goins August 15, 2013 0

Somebody at the governor’s office has figured out how to work the email machine. On July 18, the first of a series of press releases came out of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office. The big

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He’s A Socialite; I’m James Bond

He’s A Socialite; I’m James Bond

Brad Goins August 1, 2013 0

I read recently that there’s some group or organization or something that’s named “SWLA Socialite.” I’d say that’s tantamount to a group of old, wealthy New Yorkers on Madison Avenue getting together and calling

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I’m Fixing To Write This

I’m Fixing To Write This

Brad Goins July 18, 2013 0

Here’s a question that ran in The Informer column of the American Press on page 3 of the July 3 edition. I quote it verbatim: “What is the status of us giving tanks and

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