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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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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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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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Acadiana Table

Acadiana Table

Brad Goins April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Acadiana Table

Acadiana Table: Cajun And Creole Home Cooking From The Heart Of Louisiana is a brand new cookbook published by the Harvard Common Press. The author is Louisiana chef George Graham, who grew up and

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Used Book Time Again

Used Book Time Again

Brad Goins March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Used Book Time Again

Loyal readers know the Up Fronter always keeps the public informed about the annual used book sale in the gym at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. This year’s monster sale is set for March 24-26.

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Book Works

Book Works

Brad Goins March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Book Works

Artist’s books are one of the most seldom seen forms of art. Perhaps they’ve never caught on with the public because — in our time, anyway — they’re usually associated with experimental, avant-garde art

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It’s Official

It’s Official

Brad Goins March 2, 2017 Comments Off on It’s Official

It’s now official. Louisiana has the highest sales tax in the whole USA. The good word comes from the Tax Foundation, which places Louisiana’s average sales tax at 9.98 percent. Coming in half a

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Pinky Adventures

Pinky Adventures

Brad Goins February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Pinky Adventures

Local author Bobby Aguillard has just published his first children’s book — Pinky Adventures: A Southwest Louisiana Story. Some of you may already have guessed that the title refers to the pink dolphins of

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‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

Brad Goins February 2, 2017 Comments Off on ‘We Had This Amazing Connection’

This is one of those stories about something that happens at just about exactly the time the magazine hits the stands. So, if you happen to get a copy at the moment it’s hot

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