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A BREWER’S PLATE

A BREWER’S PLATE

Brad Goins May 14, 2015 0

A Brewer’s Plate will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 6 pm at the Cash and Carry building in downtown Lake Charles. This is the main fundraising event for the St. Nicholas Center

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‘NEIGHBORHOOD DANCES’

‘NEIGHBORHOOD DANCES’

Brad Goins April 30, 2015 0

Local artist Victoria Bradford is once again treating the Lake Area to a month-long exhibition of experimental art. You can see her “Neighborhood Dances” through April 24 in the Art Associates Gallery (suite 208)

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JACOB’S STORY

JACOB’S STORY

Brad Goins April 16, 2015 0

Ragley resident Jacob Waters is a 14-year-old Life Scout who was born with a disorder called Jackson Weiss Syndrome. Jacob’s faced a myriad of health challenges throughout his life. In 2011, he opted out

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CAN’T BEAT FREE

CAN’T BEAT FREE

Brad Goins April 2, 2015 0

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. The Up Fronter has been blessed with 10 free tickets to the Quilts for All Seasons Quilt event, which will take place April 17-18 in Sulphur. As a

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SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

Brad Goins March 25, 2015 0

For the second time, the prestigious Images of Modern America series has released a book devoted entirely to Lake Charles. This one, titled simply Lake Charles, was authored and collated by Jessica Hutchings. Hutchings,

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HOBO HOTEL:  DREAM HOUSE FOR CATS

HOBO HOTEL: DREAM HOUSE FOR CATS

Brad Goins March 5, 2015 0

For years, the Up Fronter’s been promoting Hobo Hotel — a local center for cat care and adoption. I’ve tended to get out the good word about Hobo Hotel because of the organization’s clever

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STREET PERFORMERS

STREET PERFORMERS

Brad Goins February 19, 2015 0

Lake Area musicians will have a new sort of venue as a result of the Lake Charles City Council’s vote to allow musicians and other performers to entertain on certain downtown street corners. Performers

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THE LA. ROOTS OF ELVIS’ SUCCESS

THE LA. ROOTS OF ELVIS’ SUCCESS

Brad Goins February 5, 2015 0

  The La. Roots Of Elvis’ Success For some reason, KnowLA, the online encyclopedia of all things Louisiana, was recently promoting a story by Agnes Scott College scholar Tracey E.W. Laird on Elvis Presley’s

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MILITARY PURPLE HEART, CHAPTER 1996

MILITARY PURPLE HEART, CHAPTER 1996

Brad Goins January 22, 2015 0

Once again, it’s time for the Up Fronter’s periodic review of the Military Purple Heart, Chapter 1996. Commander Henry D. Doiron continues to warn that the group may end soon if it doesn’t get

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Do You Have Any Steaks That Cost More?

Do You Have Any Steaks That Cost More?

Brad Goins January 8, 2015 0

The fact that I’ve written about state Treasurer John Kennedy in two consecutive Up Fronts doesn’t mean I’m going to support his candidacy for whatever post he eventually runs for. It just means the

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