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Sax in the City Featuring Mickey Smith, Jr. & Friends: Cakes & Cocktails

9/27/2018 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
My first experience with Sax in the City was absolutely moving. I had heard about it for quite a while, but you know how it is with life, commitments, and such, it’s not always possible to do everything! So, the stars aligned, and I was able to drum up my parents and husband to see what all the buzz was about. Three-time “GRAMMY nominated music educator” Mickey Smith is not only a musician, performer and saxophone player extraordinaire, but he is an inspiration.
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5 Things to Look Forward to at Chuck Fest

9/25/2018
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
The event we've all been waiting for, Chuck Fest 2018! And it’s going to be bigger and better with a fantastic lineup of artists and fun for the whole family. Here are the top 5 things to get excited about for this festival happening on Oct. 20, 2018. 1. HUGE music lineup Chuck Fest was centralized to the 700 block of Ryan St. But this year the
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Living History Cemetery Tour

9/24/2018
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Friday, October 26, from 5 - 8:30 p.m No matter where we live, we are surrounded by history. As kids, we grow up on streets like Ryan, Pujo, and Touchy, and as adults, we learn about the names that inspired these streets – John “Jacob” Ryan, Jr., Paul Pujo, and Ozeite Guillory Touchy. But all we can do is read their biographies and listen to
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How to Make a Roux

8/28/2018 by Amos Orr
Posted In:  Culinary
Making a Roux is the basis of several Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. There are several varieties of roux from white to dark; the coloring is based on how long it is cooked. It's a labor of love, but you don't have to be daunted by the process. Here is a step-by-step guide with a quick video at the bottom to help you
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Tailgating in Southwest Louisiana

8/28/2018 by Colten Miller
Fall is coming for us, which means two things: relief from the summer heat (hopefully) and football! Whether your cheering for Local State University or Hometown Tech, personally we prefer our McNeese Cowboys , tailgating and other gatherings are sure to ensue no matter where you are. So why not spice them up with some cajun and creole dishes? Being
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