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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Angie Manning 2019
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Angie Manning

Angie Manning is a native of Southwest Louisiana yet had the chance of a lifetime to travel the world and live in Paris where she solidified speaking in French. She has a love for literature, art, culture and music. A singer/songwriter/pianist, Angie has recorded 4 studio albums. She enjoys being involved with the arts community in Southwest Louisiana and has a passion for seeing people succeed at accomplishing their dreams. She resides in Sulphur with her husband and six (yes, six) children! Follow her on Twitter @CajunWhimsy

Celebrate & Listen to Local Musicians!

Music Brings People Together 🎶 If you ever take a road trip with a bunch of people, you’ve probably experienced a backseat DJ. People are passionate about the music they like, and while we all can’t agree on what kind of music is the “best” kind – we can all agree that music is powerful stuff. It…

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Y’all!

Taking Care of Mother Nature on Earth Day 🌎 ♻️ The weather has been brilliant with the sun playing hide-and-seek with clouds overhead for days-on-end. For the most part, everyone is home, settling into a new routine – perhaps learning new skills, cooking, exploring different artforms or deep into…

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Why you need to go to Christmas Under the Oaks

I love Christmas, and one of my favorite Christmas traditions is heading out to the Christmas Under the Oaks festival. This year, it’s Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, with a Holiday House preview party on Nov. 29. At the festival, you can truly sense the spirit of the season with the decorations and lights…

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

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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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like…

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The Bistro at Crying Eagle Will Make You Smile!

It has been said that “beer and pizza” go together. But, what about “incredible gourmet pizza and delicious craft beer?” That sounds even tastier! If you have ever been to Crying Eagle Brewery, you know that they do everything topnotch. With their creative taproom, beer garden, gift shop, giant…

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