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Chandeliers - Story of Resiliency

The past year has been a challenge for venue and event managers. I was able to catch up with Ashley Gatte, president of Empire of the Seed, which encompasses several popular venues in downtown Lake Charles: The Calcasieu Marine Bank Building, the Paramount Room, and Cash & Carry. I wanted to get her…

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Black Heritage Gallery is Coming Back!

This past year has been a challenge for so many, including Stella Miller, executive director of the Black Heritage Gallery. There have been stops and starts, twists and turns along the way to procure and showcase artists with a pandemic and two hurricanes. Last year, Stella turned to embrace the…

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Art Helping the Community!

With the challenges faced by Southwest Louisiana in 2020 and two major hurricanes, it's important to support local businesses and the community to build a better future…

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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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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The Big Reveal for Mardi Gras 2020

It's Official! Mardi Gras has Begun! 🎉 On January 3rd, the 2020 Mardi Gras Season in Lake Charles kicked off with a downtown party that brought the community together to enjoy music, food, libations and the big reveal of the official 2020 Mardi Gras Artwork! So who is behind this festive piece of…

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