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Zhen Returns To Lake Charles

Zhen Returns To Lake Charles

Brad Goins April 19, 2019 Comments Off on Zhen Returns To Lake Charles

The group of local artists known as Nancy Melton and Friends are planning a watercolor workshop that will be led by Lian Quan Zhen, who’ll be teaching in Lake Charles April 9 to 12.

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Ultimate Crime Getaway

Ultimate Crime Getaway

Brad Goins April 4, 2019 Comments Off on Ultimate Crime Getaway

New Orleans is always throwing out something good and new and surprising for us. Are you ready for CrimeCon 2019, which is being held in the Crescent City?    If you’re thinking it’s a

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Beer And Wine Delivery, Please

Beer And Wine Delivery, Please

Brad Goins March 21, 2019 Comments Off on Beer And Wine Delivery, Please

After many years of wandering in the wilderness, we’ve all come to a situation we thought we’d never be in: Louisiana going through a year without a budget crisis.  Some thought there’d never be

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Local Author’s Thriller Saga

Local Author’s Thriller Saga

Brad Goins March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Local Author’s Thriller Saga

Gail Parker recently published the fourth book in her Hidden 12 Saga. Parker, who was born and raised in Moss Bluff, spent six years writing the saga. The books consistently make use of at

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Update I: King Cake Baby Gets Clothes

Update I: King Cake Baby Gets Clothes

Brad Goins February 21, 2019 Comments Off on Update I: King Cake Baby Gets Clothes

One of our top priorities here in the Up Front editorial offices is to get the really silly story out to the public. It’s rare that we get to follow up on one of

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Album Addict

Album Addict

Brad Goins February 8, 2019 Comments Off on Album Addict

Album Addict is what Steve Belcher calls his booth full of vinyl albums at Cedar Chest Antiques in downtown Lake Charles. He thinks he has 5,000 to 6,000 albums for sale at the moment.

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Lafayette: Chicken City USA

Lafayette: Chicken City USA

Brad Goins January 24, 2019 Comments Off on Lafayette: Chicken City USA

Waitr recently published its list of the 20 items residents of Lafayette most often ordered through the service in 2018. You can find the list at The Daily Advertiser site.   The food most

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Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once

Brad Goins January 11, 2019 Comments Off on Fool Me Once

Congratulations to the N.O. Advocate’s Keith Spera, who just used some nifty journalistic tricks to punk Advocate readers into thinking the Rolling Stones would be playing at next year’s Jazz Fest. Underneath a huge

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Enigmatic Art

Enigmatic Art

Brad Goins December 21, 2018 Comments Off on Enigmatic Art

In the last column, the Up Fronter wrote about local artist Heather Kelley’s art works on the theme of the “midden heap” — an Irish term for communal garbage dump. From that, we can

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Brad Goins December 6, 2018 Comments Off on Police Blotter

Once in a way, criminals do stuff that’s bizarre enough to earn at least a mention in the Lake Area’s most beloved column. Consider the case of one Sarah Parker, a 24-year-old Moss Bluff

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