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Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

Brad Goins June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

The Boom Triumphant  Slumping Oil Prices Weren’t A Serious Threat To The Far-Reaching Boom Of 2016 And Early 2017 By Brad Goins There were two big themes in the reports of this year’s Top

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Get Your Hat On

Get Your Hat On

Brad Goins June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Get Your Hat On

Think that Johnny Depp and Walter White are the only cool people to wear hats? Don’t you believe it. Back when he was young enough to be stylin’ it — in his college days

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Pierre Exits The Stage

Pierre Exits The Stage

Brad Goins June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Pierre Exits The Stage

A Reminiscence Of Russ Bordelon By Brad Goins For more than 30 years, Russ Bordelon was the voice of Pierre — the Cajun everyman who was the narrator of Russ’ Lagniappe magazine column titled

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WE LIKE MIKE

WE LIKE MIKE

Brad Goins June 4, 2017 Comments Off on WE LIKE MIKE

The Stories Of The Six Mike Mascots And The Louisiana Tigers Who Came Before Them By Brad Goins   The LSU Tigers had been around half a century before fans got really serious about

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Ron Yule’s Big Book

Ron Yule’s Big Book

Brad Goins May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Ron Yule’s Big Book

Cajun Dancehall Heyday: A History of Traditional Cajun Music in the Lake Area of Southwest Louisiana and the Golden Triangle of Texas by Ron Yule. (2017, DeRidder, Fiddle Country Publishing, 365 pp.) Review By Brad

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Jindal Heavy

Jindal Heavy

Brad Goins May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Jindal Heavy

And you thought Jindalnomics was dead as a door nail. For one year, the Legislature managed to work with a Democratic governor to come up with a compromise budget fix. It wasn’t pretty. But

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Library Needs Historical Mementos

Library Needs Historical Mementos

Brad Goins May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Library Needs Historical Mementos

The Calcasieu Parish Central Library is still gathering materials from the public for the Pop-Up Museums commemorating Lake Charles’ 150th anniversary. Gather your historical photographs, documents, artifacts and what have you, and bring them

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Mr. Versatility, Jay Ecker

Mr. Versatility, Jay Ecker

Brad Goins May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Mr. Versatility, Jay Ecker

A Man Of Several  Careers, Jay Ecker Finds That Versatility Is The Essence Of His Musical Life Story By Brad Goins Photos By Elizabeth Medwick Jay Ecker first learned to appreciate jazz music under

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The Villa

The Villa

Brad Goins May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Villa

I rarely write about restaurants in Up Front. When I do, what I write is never a plug or a promotion. I can’t afford to go out on my own, so I only get

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The Pirate And The Buccaneers

The Pirate And The Buccaneers

Brad Goins May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Pirate And The Buccaneers

A Local Group Uses The Legend Of Jean Lafitte To Promote SWLA’s Biggest Festival Story By Brad Goins Main Photo by Jason Carroll If we could go back half a century, virtually every American

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