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STREET PERFORMERS

STREET PERFORMERS

Brad Goins February 19, 2015 0

Lake Area musicians will have a new sort of venue as a result of the Lake Charles City Council’s vote to allow musicians and other performers to entertain on certain downtown street corners. Performers

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THE LA. ROOTS OF ELVIS’ SUCCESS

THE LA. ROOTS OF ELVIS’ SUCCESS

Brad Goins February 5, 2015 0

  The La. Roots Of Elvis’ Success For some reason, KnowLA, the online encyclopedia of all things Louisiana, was recently promoting a story by Agnes Scott College scholar Tracey E.W. Laird on Elvis Presley’s

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MILITARY PURPLE HEART, CHAPTER 1996

MILITARY PURPLE HEART, CHAPTER 1996

Brad Goins January 22, 2015 0

Once again, it’s time for the Up Fronter’s periodic review of the Military Purple Heart, Chapter 1996. Commander Henry D. Doiron continues to warn that the group may end soon if it doesn’t get

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Do You Have Any Steaks That Cost More?

Do You Have Any Steaks That Cost More?

Brad Goins January 8, 2015 0

The fact that I’ve written about state Treasurer John Kennedy in two consecutive Up Fronts doesn’t mean I’m going to support his candidacy for whatever post he eventually runs for. It just means the

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Duck Quesadilla

Duck Quesadilla

Brad Goins December 18, 2014 0

I always inform readers if I encounter a tasty local dish that’s entirely new to me. It happened recently at a relatively new place downtown called Cowboy’s Mexican Bar and Grill (723 Ryan). I

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Pho Saigon

Pho Saigon

Brad Goins December 5, 2014 0

Now here is some good news indeed. The Lake Area has a second Vietnamese restaurant. Pho Saigon is located off Martin Luther King Highway between Lake Charles and Moss Bluff. Pho is the delicious

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About Town

About Town

Brad Goins November 21, 2014 0

— Local charitable Christmas efforts are picking up steam. Among them is the annual Kiwanis Coats for Kids drive. The Kiwanis ask that you contribute your used coats. They’ll be given to children living

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Scary And Really, Really Fast

Scary And Really, Really Fast

Brad Goins November 10, 2014 0

We’re living in a time when we don’t have to watch disaster movies to see suspenseful stories about fast-spreading scary diseases. My story on such diseases (“The Scaries,” Lagniappe, Oct. 2, p. 36), demonstrated

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Gutsy Arts Move At MSU

Gutsy Arts Move At MSU

Brad Goins October 16, 2014 0

Since it was written in 1999, Sarah Kane’s play 4.48 Psychosis has been considered one of the most controversial works of experimental theater. It’s almost impossible to believe that it’s being staged in a

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Coastal Snow. Be Prepared.

Coastal Snow. Be Prepared.

Brad Goins October 1, 2014 0

I hear there’s been a little press around Southwest Louisiana about what supplies area law enforcement agencies may have gotten from the Pentagon. To bring a new perspective to this coverage, I thought I

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