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The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

Brad Goins September 5, 2019 Comments Off on The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

For a few years now, Lagniappe has been following the saga of “local canine hero” Jeanie The Three-Legged Dog. There’s a book about her. She frequently appears on various media venues around the country.

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Good-Bye Marty Bee

Good-Bye Marty Bee

Brad Goins August 15, 2019 Comments Off on Good-Bye Marty Bee

The recent death of local artist Marty Bee no doubt had many locals thinking about the numerous funny cartoons he produced. One I thought was especially hilarious skewered the trend of steampunk. Bee drew

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Louisiana’s Cat Man

Louisiana’s Cat Man

Brad Goins August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Louisiana’s Cat Man

Sins of a Cajun Boy: The Legendary Story of Louisiana’s Famous Cat Man is a new autobiography that tells the story of master burglar Danny Singleton, who began his criminal career as a youth

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Lake Charles’ New Mural

Lake Charles’ New Mural

Brad Goins July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Lake Charles’ New Mural

Luke Saucier spends a lot of his time in the headquarters for his company Southern Janicorp, which is located in a building at 1800 Kirkman St. The north exterior wall of the building is

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A Satisfying Listen

A Satisfying Listen

Brad Goins July 8, 2019 Comments Off on A Satisfying Listen

Local jazz violinist Jairus Daigle just dropped his new CD EnMotion. Let’s take a look at it. I’m not sure whether Daigle is trying to blend light classical melodies with jazz or is just

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New Book From Reeser

New Book From Reeser

Brad Goins June 20, 2019 Comments Off on New Book From Reeser

Local poet Jennifer Reeser, who is a graduate of McNeese’s renowned MFA poetry program, has just published a new collection of her verse that’s titled Indigenous.    The title is likely a reference to

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Modern Art That Won’t Freak You Out

Modern Art That Won’t Freak You Out

Brad Goins June 6, 2019 Comments Off on Modern Art That Won’t Freak You Out

Much of the general public is hesitant to go to installations of contemporary art. They may be afraid they’ll see what looks to them like a massive collection of junk and random materials. Or

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Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp

Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp

Brad Goins May 16, 2019 Comments Off on Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp

The SWLA Music School’s distinctively named Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp will give youths 11 to 17 a rare opportunity to be taught how to make and record their own music with simple computerized

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I Think I Found The Problem

I Think I Found The Problem

Brad Goins May 2, 2019 Comments Off on I Think I Found The Problem

  There were a few comments around town back in January when I published a story in Lagniappe about how local government deals with trash. In mid-March, I noticed that a large crew of

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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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