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What Denial Is All About

What Denial Is All About

Brad Goins March 15, 2018 Comments Off on What Denial Is All About

Just what happens during Lent? For 40 days, you deny yourself a particular pleasure. Ideally, it’s a pleasure that’s holding back your spirituality or quality of life. For instance, if I eat too much

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Snapshots Of The Flood

Snapshots Of The Flood

Brad Goins September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Snapshots Of The Flood

There are always a good number of brilliant writers around. But even the most brilliant can’t do justice to a full-scale disaster right after it happens. With the Louisiana Flood, as with Hurricane Katrina,

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OYSTERS THREE WAYS

OYSTERS THREE WAYS

Brad Goins June 18, 2015 0

Every Monday, the Pelican Publishing Co. of Gretna sends its followers an email about new books. On one recent Monday morning, all four selections related to oysters. The recipes for some of New Orleans

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CVB ON THE UPSWING

CVB ON THE UPSWING

Brad Goins June 4, 2015 0

I don’t know how excited local editors get about such events as National Tourism Week. After all, we’re bombarded with press releases for the dozens of other “weeks” and “months” that take place during

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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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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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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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Duck Quesadilla

Duck Quesadilla

Brad Goins December 18, 2014 0

I always inform readers if I encounter a tasty local dish that’s entirely new to me. It happened recently at a relatively new place downtown called Cowboy’s Mexican Bar and Grill (723 Ryan). I

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