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Bovine And Buttercup

Bovine And Buttercup

Brad Goins August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Bovine And Buttercup

Art work by Southwest Louisiana artist Yelena Koehn will be featured at the  “Bovine And Buttercup” exhibit at RealArt DeRidder at 108 West 1st St. in DeRidder. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat. from 11 am-3

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Journey Into Outsider Art

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Journey Into Outsider Art

A few years ago, the Historic 1911 City Hall in Lake Charles hosted an outstanding exhibit of outsider and folk art. Now, Lafayette is taking up the cause. “Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art From The

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In Doubt? Close It.

In Doubt? Close It.

Brad Goins July 20, 2017 Comments Off on In Doubt? Close It.

Southwest Louisiana schools continue to close because rain is in the weather forecast. Let’s take the case of McNeese State University — one of the area’s educational institutions for people who are the age

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Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Wallethub just came out with a list of the country’s worst state economies. Louisiana did not finish at the bottom of the list. That honor went to West Virginia — the state that usually

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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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