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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. 

How to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Lake Charles

8 Must Experience Events The 2022 Memorial Day Holiday is observed on Monday, May 30, to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the country. With school being out, the weekend also coincides with the unofficial start to summer for many families, and there is a myriad of events to…

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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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MLK Exhibit Tour Set to Make Stop in Lake Charles

The Lake Area will soon have an exhibit of great historical significance for a moment in time this February, which coincides with Black History Month. The MLK "Carry on the Dream" exhibit features a rare display of the hearse that carried the body of prominent civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther…

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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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Mallard Golf Club in Lake Charles | Now Open for Tee Times

Big news! The City of Lake Charles is proud to announce the completion of Mallard Golf Club, a Scottish links-inspired golf course designed by Jeff Blume. So, that means … Mallard Golf Club is ready “fore” golfers to try out the links! Tee time bookings are now available! The name “Mallard” might be…

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