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First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

Brad Goins May 6, 2022 Comments Off on First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

If you’ve ever wondered what’s happened to swamp pop legend Tommy McLain — or even whether he’s still alive — you may be interested in knowing that he’s about to release his first new

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Turning Disaster Into Opportunity: JAY ECKER AND THE RESURRECTION OF PANORAMA MUSIC HOUSE

Turning Disaster Into Opportunity: JAY ECKER AND THE RESURRECTION OF PANORAMA MUSIC HOUSE

Brad Goins March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Turning Disaster Into Opportunity: JAY ECKER AND THE RESURRECTION OF PANORAMA MUSIC HOUSE

As Jay Ecker Fought Cancer, He Worked To Rebuild Panorama Story By Brad Goins ~ Photos By Chris Brennan Even with the remodeling work not quite finished in time for this interview, the reborn

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Downtown Development District Events

Downtown Development District Events

Brad Goins March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Downtown Development District Events

The folks in charge have worked out the schedule for the big events taking place in Lake Charles’ Downtown Development District this year. Quite a few of these are very much arts-related. Let’s check

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Tough But Compassionate

Tough But Compassionate

Brad Goins March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Tough But Compassionate

Bob Hardey, Revered Leader Of Westlake, Dies At 66 By Brad Goins Friends and colleagues remember Bob Hardey as a leader who took a no-nonsense approach to making difficult decisions that needed to be

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Brad Goins March 4, 2022 Comments Off on All That Jazz

Did you know there’s such a thing as the Hip Hop National Championship? There is. There’s also a Jazz National Championship and a Rock Championship. I just learned about all this recently. Before, I’d

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Obsessed Much?

Obsessed Much?

Brad Goins February 11, 2022 Comments Off on Obsessed Much?

Apparently, Lafayette is going ahead with its long fixation on citing and jailing panhandlers. During a six-month period in 2021, Lafayette police issued more than 200 citations for panhandling. One of the men who

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Noah’s Kindness Campaign

Noah’s Kindness Campaign

Brad Goins January 21, 2022 Comments Off on Noah’s Kindness Campaign

A new local effort called Noah’s Kindness Campaign is designed to help area youth respond to tense interpersonal situations with kindness. We can probably get the best idea of the program by seeing what

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Myra the Hippie Chick

Myra the Hippie Chick

Brad Goins January 4, 2022 Comments Off on Myra the Hippie Chick

Even As A Child, Myra Domingue Was A Hippie At Heart By Brad Goins Born in 1958 in Lafayette, Myra Domingue knew at an unusually young age that she wanted to make music. Before she

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Remaking Chennault?

Remaking Chennault?

Brad Goins January 4, 2022 Comments Off on Remaking Chennault?

Chennault Airport is trying to expand by changing the very nature of the business it attracts. In particular, they’re hoping to — eventually — attract the big cargo planes that move around all the

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DAREDEVILS  OF THE AIR

DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR

Brad Goins December 9, 2021 Comments Off on DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR

LOCAL CROP DUSTERS ROUTINELY FACE DANGER Story by Brad Goins • Photos by Eligio Herrera Anyone who wants to be a daredevil in an airplane cockpit need only obtain a job as a crop

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