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Angie Manning

From music to culture and everything in between, Angie loves to promote what makes Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana a welcoming and enjoyable destination to visit. She is an artist, musician, singer-songwriter and pianist, and she loves exploring the great outdoors. She serves on the board of directors for the Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana and the state board of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. She is a past board member of the Lake Charles Symphony and Louisiane Acadie for French language preservation. 

Shopping in Downtown Lake Charles

Tucked away in colorful boutique shops throughout downtown Lake Charles, there is a variety of fashion, custom made art, and interesting finds that are perfect for spoiling yourself or bringing home a souvenir or two! The majority of all the businesses in downtown Lake Charles are locally owned, and…

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Best Parks in the Lake Charles Area

Colorful flowers, meandering pathways, and a canopy of trees overhead, it is refreshing to spend time in the great outdoors! You can definitely escape the pressures of the daily grind or the bustling sounds of traffic by visiting one of the parks in Southwest Louisiana and soaking in the sights and…

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Best Bartender in Southwest Louisiana - Jace Wallace

The Taproom at Crust Pizza by Angie Manning Recently, mixologist Jace Wallace of the Taproom at Crust Pizza was named as the Best Bartender in Southwest Louisiana by Lagniappe Magazine. With culinary arts being a draw for visitors to Southwest Louisiana, it was spellbinding to get the inside scoop…

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Zydeco Roots in Lake Charles, LA

One of the fascinating things to me about Louisiana is the beauty that results from the cultural blending of its people and traditions, and with that - music. Whenever I was researching Cajun and Zydeco music for a festival years ago, I was literally blown away by the vast depth of Zydeco roots in…

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The Black Heritage Gallery - Sneak Peek!

*Cover Image by Brandon Lewis Looking ahead to February being Black History Month and an upcoming exhibit debuting with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 4 celebrating the works of John Whaley, Jr., I wanted to make sure that everyone had a clear vision of what’s in store at the Black Heritage…

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Yellowfin Vodka's New - Oaked Otoro!

Jamison Trouth at Yellowfin is coming out with new products, and there are limited editions ready for purchase just in time for summer! The most exciting, innovative thing that he has been up to lately is making Oaked Otoro - which is exclusively available at the distillery in Sulphur. He creates…

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Bayou Blend - Support the Spectrum!

Bayou Blend - Coming to Downtown! Support the Spectrum for Autism Awareness Month If you love Louisiana, good vibes and anything comfy to wear, you’ll fall for Bayou Blend Apparel, and the story behind the brand. Kaysie Bolton, owner and founder, is truly one of my favorite people and such an…

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