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Angie Manning 2016
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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

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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2017 Arts & Crabs Fest in Lake Charles

***UPDATED 8/4/2017*** Delicious crab dishes, Louisiana-made brews, local art and music – one of the “must-experience” events every August in Southwest Louisiana is Arts & Crabs Fest. People love to celebrate Louisiana’s authentic passion for music, art and of course, “secret recipes,” and those are…

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Things for Teens to Do in Lake Charles

Here’s the thing…while I am not a teen, I used to be one, and I absolutely know plenty of them! It’s a rough “age timeframe” in some ways because a teen is too old (um, I mean…uh… mature ) for kids’ activities, and then, too young to participate in adult activities - nightlife and the like. Anyway, to…

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Beach Time on the Creole Nature Trail

It was a ho-hum Saturday with laziness abounding in the house. After going into a blueberry muffin coma and consuming copious amounts of coffee later, I looked around my house to see our 6 kids all plugged into their phones, iPads or TV. Some of the devices were literally plugged into the wall…

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