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Baton Rouge -  Louisiana Public Broadcasting presents a virtual preview screening of Coded Bias on Monday, March 15 at 6PM. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, Coded Bias, from Independent Lens PBS, follows MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini, along with data scientists… Read more

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Tom Cridland introduces the Greatest Music of All Time podcast. It features candid and uncensored conversations with cultural icons and public figures about current affairs and politics, how they achieve their “business success” and, of course, their favorite music.  Read more

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Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is holding open auditions for young and talented dancers interested in joining the BRBT Youth Ballet.  The Youth Ballet is a dynamic program that provides quality training for aspiring young dancers and historically, their mission has been to bring the art of balle… Read more

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Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum are proud to announce the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s (SITES) exhibition  “The Negro Motorist Green Book” will be on display at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge from August 21 – November 14, 2… Read more

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Calling all students in the River Parishes and beyond to “March Into Art” with the River Region Art Association! Student 6 to 17 years of age are invited to submit their drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media, 3 D art and digital art for this competitive art show. Art must be framed s… Read more

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On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Of course, women still tend to encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of financial security. Let’s consider a few of them. Read more

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December 2, 1976: LIONS CLUB PROJECT - The mayor and mayor pro-tem of Brusly and Addis, respectively, recently proclaimed the week of December 6 - 10 as Glaucoma Week in those municipalities. Activities of the week include free glaucoma screening for Addis and Brusly residents. The service i… Read more

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Cajun Country Rice, Camellia Brand and Savoie’s Foods are celebrating all things Red Beans & Rice – through ART! The brands announce an art competition commemorating Louisiana’s iconic Monday meal. Read more

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BATON ROUGE – Three Louisiana Byways have received prestigious designations by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). The Bayou Teche Byway and Boom or Bust Byway were both designated National Scenic Byways. The Louisiana Great River Road joined other Mississippi River states to be design… Read more

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Visitors touring the A. Hays Town and the Architectural Image of Louisiana on Sunday March 7 from 2 – 5 p.m., the last day of the exhibit, will have the added bonus of meeting with West Baton Rouge Museum’s resident blacksmith, Gary Hart. Mr. Hart will have examples of historical architectur… Read more

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We wouldn’t be where we are without our husbands,  brothers, fathers, sons, and male friends in our lives. However, there are two all-too-common myths that persist here in the boot among our gentlemen friends. The first myth is that women can’t be mothers and elected officials at the same ti… Read more

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Polar weather came to Louisiana, and like many others in the area, our power went out and I was forced to take a moment without technology and think about how much we rely on electricity in our daily lives.  Read more

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November 21, 1996: Sybil Mewsham, right, speaks with well-wishers outside the parish chambers last week following the announcement of her retirement. Newsham has been the West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters since 1975. Shown, from left, are her daughter, Laura Moore with great-grandson Josh… Read more

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If you have a child or other family member who has special needs due to physical or mental conditions, you face a variety of challenges planning for their care, including financial ones. You may also have some well-meaning relatives who want to help, but who may not realize that their moves … Read more

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The American Legion McKinley Bourg Post 160 held a Flag Retirement Ceremony in conjunction with American Legion Post 106 of White Castle, Post 167 of Plaquemine and Addis VFW post 3785 on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Myhand Park Fire Station at 8202 Laws Road. Read more

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On March 6, 2021, the West Baton Rouge Museum will open a new exhibition, Centered Around Culture: Quilts by Cely Pedescleaux. Cely Pedescleaux is a self-taught textile artist and quilter born in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up surrounded by seamstresses who meticulously … Read more

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Five Louisiana cotton industry members have been named to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2021 including Ted Schneider, a Lake Providence producer who was re-elected as NCC vice chairman. Read more

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Stephen Panepinto, Chairman, President and CEO of Plaquemine Bank and Trust Company, was recently elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) Board of Directors.  He will serve a four-year term representing Louisiana Financial Institutions, Community Development Organizatio… Read more

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Last week I got an email from the Louisiana Press Association and there he was: Louie. I did a carcature of the owner of Louie’s Café in Baton Rouge for a print ad when I was an LSU student in the 70s. I added a big floppy chef’s hat just for kicks. It became his logo and it’s been stalking … Read more

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Love Those Daylilies!   Mark Tassin, retired LSU AgCenter Assistant Vice President, presented the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club with valuable information all about Daylilies. Janet Tassin, wife of speaker Mark Tassin, passed out Daylilie bulbs to all members at the end of the pres… Read more

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Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (the name varies depending on the country), is one of the most exciting, happy and unique celebrations in Asia. Most Asian countries celebrate with red and gold clothing and decorations, lanterns, parades, music, fireworks, and of course lo… Read more

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If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved in your daily life. But what about the future? When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s never too soon for that – you’ll need to be aware of the entanglements and complexities that … Read more

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October 17, 1996: Scot Rhodes stands at the rear of standing-room-only committee meeting of the Brusly Board of Aldermen last week. It’s one of the only times he’s been to the council chambers during the time his father Sherrill served as a member. In January Scot will take his seat on the c… Read more

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The Krewe of Community Walk, Run or Ride 5K is Saturday, Feb. 20. The original date set for Saturday, Feb. 13 was rescheduled due to inclement weather. A new route has also been established for the parade.  Read more

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The American Legion McKinley Bourg Post 160 will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony, in conjunction with American Legion Post 106 of White Castle, Post 167 of Plaquemine and Addis VFW post 3785 on Saturday, Feb. 20,  from 8 a.m. until noon at the Myhand Park Fire Station at 8202 Laws Road. Read more

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When I was a teenager, I didn’t care about Valentine’s Day. I was all about adventures, going on trips, trying new things, and hanging out with as many friends as possible. One year, my church announced the upcoming summer camp for the youth group. And as a family with three kids that all wa… Read more

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of the Arts (LDOA) is announcing a second round of grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the CARES Act. This grant funding is intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep doors open… Read more

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Pet cats are varied and complex creatures, whether they are devoted couch surfers, or indoor/outdoor cats that love to go on adventures with you in the backyard, walking on harness and leash or cruising in a stroller. And they rely on us to keep them healthy.  Read more

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For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic may be putting a hold on dinner at the charming local bistro, but the spirit of Valentine’s Day cannot be extinguished. This year, perhaps more so than in the past, you may want to make your Valentine’s Day gifts even more meaningful. So, for example, wh… Read more