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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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Heather Kelley Update

Heather Kelley Update

Brad Goins November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Heather Kelley Update

From time to time, the Up Fronter writes about the art of Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s art is experimental, and it only falls into one category: surrealistic art; that is, it’s art that portrays

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Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Brad Goins November 2, 2018 Comments Off on Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

If you’re hip enough to know about Louis Prima, you already know about his wild, comedic singing; his snazzy far out jazz and, most of all, his scat singing. If the name Louis Prima

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Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Brad Goins October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

It’s been several years since I did a Lagniappe feature on the Gulf Coast Roller Girls. It was a fun story to write. It must have been. I still remember it. As a rule,

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What Kind Of Story Time?

What Kind Of Story Time?

Brad Goins October 5, 2018 Comments Off on What Kind Of Story Time?

“Drag Queen Story Time.” Depending on your moral valence, that phrase may seem innocuous, interesting or disgusting. Innocuous or not, the phrase “Drag Queen Story Time” has poured kerosene on the smoldering fires of

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