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Spotty Coverage

Spotty Coverage

Brad Goins February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Spotty Coverage

Tuesday, Jan. 16, was a little frustrating for me. Every Louisiana journalist was Tweeting about his or her immense grief about the Saints loss that had taken place more than 24 hours earlier. I

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Culture And Eagles

Culture And Eagles

Brad Goins February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Culture And Eagles

New Iberia is one of the places folks around here go when they want to experience Louisiana coastal culture without going too far afield. Tailor-made for these folks is the upcoming Preserve Louisiana Tour:

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What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

Brad Goins January 18, 2018 Comments Off on What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

The most innovative event to hit the Lake Area in many a long day will take place on February 3. Its objective is to markedly improve the quality of life on one Sulphur street

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Research Turtles Reunion

Research Turtles Reunion

Brad Goins January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Research Turtles Reunion

Folks used to talk a lot about the local band the Research Turtles, which was widely considered one of the most innovative ensembles in town. Although the members of the Research Turtles broke rank

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What Kind Of Shorts?

What Kind Of Shorts?

Brad Goins December 21, 2017 Comments Off on What Kind Of Shorts?

Sometimes I have to dig pretty deep into my Twitter feed to find some Up Front-worthy Louisiana news. But it’s there. One morning, just as I was about to go Twitter-free, I came across

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Barely Running

Barely Running

Brad Goins December 7, 2017 Comments Off on Barely Running

What with all the murder and weather problems, you’d think you’d want a steady hand at the helm in the New Orleans mayor’s office. But as the race for mayor wound down, two commentators

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Lacunas And Vanities

Lacunas And Vanities

Brad Goins November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Lacunas And Vanities

Local experimental artist and McNeese professor Heather Ryan Kelley’s latest show is titled “Lacunas and Vanities.” It’s running now at the Gibson-Barham Gallery at Imperial Calcasieu Museum at 204 W. Sallier St. The show

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The Revised Louisiana Purchase

The Revised Louisiana Purchase

Brad Goins November 2, 2017 Comments Off on The Revised Louisiana Purchase

As the year progresses, events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lake Charles continue. And it is well and good that they should do so. But anyone who is speaking to an audience about the

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Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

Brad Goins October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Boudreaux The Louisiana Mosquiteaux

If you want some powerful evidence that the culture of Southwest Louisiana is unique, look at the proliferation of children’s books in the area and in Lake Charles in particular. The latest of these,

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Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Brad Goins October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Have You Bought Your Brake Tag Yet?

Public relations agent Kimberly Allen can give readers some insight into the ways New Orleans is different from other places. She says that one day, a stranger knocked on her door and told her

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