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ABOUT TOWN

ABOUT TOWN

Brad Goins February 7, 2014 0

— From Clovis the Cat comes word that the Hobo Hotel for Cats and Kittens is seeking donations of art works by Lake Area artists. These local works of art are needed for the

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MY LAME COLUMN

MY LAME COLUMN

Brad Goins January 23, 2014 0

Ain’t life full of little ironies? I’d just finished my last Up Front for 2013. I figured I wouldn’t be getting any new material for a while. After all, the office email action was

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ALL I NEED IS A COUPLE MONTHS OFF

ALL I NEED IS A COUPLE MONTHS OFF

Brad Goins January 8, 2014 0

OK, I know that considering what time of year it is, I shouldn’t be writing this column. But I’m going to try to make it right. First, I want to apologize to everyone for

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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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