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September 2017

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Lucie Monk Carter

Conducted between 2013 and 2017, the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey revealed what Maida Owens knew in her heart: rather than lacking an identity, Baton Rouge is a "cultural microcosm" of Louisiana. Read more

People & Places

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© 2016 Dennis Allain

With help from Post Architects and HMS Architects of New Orleans, the venue will cater to Baton Rouge patrons and performers alike Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Courtesy of Michael Schulze

In an authentic Mississippi juke joint, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes minds his legacy Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Photo by Alexandra Kennon

In New Orleans' thriving burlesque scene, nudity is just a detail Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Lakeview and Gentilly draw diners and chefs from throughout New Orleans—and beyond Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

Redefining what Baton Rouge will try Read more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

Lawson’s beaded piano Temptation is currently in residence at Cocha Restaurant in Baton Rouge. It’s been on the move for twenty years. Read more

People & Places

How the drum set was born in turn-of-the-century New Orleans Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Lucie Monk Carter

In their three gone-in-a-flash hours at Knock Knock, they had climbed, danced, painted, crafted, constructed, tinkered, sorted, measured, counted, and engaged in all sorts of pretend play and open-ended goodness. Read more

People & Places

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Stan Carpenter

In “All Y’all,” Southerners shape their personal narratives Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Brei Olivier

Beyoncé, The Beguiled, Birdfoot Festival, and the arts incubator that connects them. Read more

Getaways

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“Ibis Invasion.” 2017, Oil on canvas, 19” x 32”. Peg Usner.

It takes a certain fortitude to be a plein air painter in Louisiana Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

New poems from Dr. Jack Bedell Read more

Literature

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Photo by Lucie Monk Carter

The beaded piano and its artist have traveled more than most Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Photo by Philip Gould. Courtesy of the Hilliard Museum.

An exhibit of the creative ways local instruments makers go about their craft Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Flickr user Y2kcrazyjoker4 via Wikimedia Commons

On annoying one's parents through song Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Local arts organizations hit big birthdays Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Jeff Nelson, Stormwarning Photography via Flickr

Louisiana's original constitution was written in a bar and largely copied from other sources. Read more

History

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Cheryl Gerber

How, exactly, do we keep a river and lake out of New Orleans’ infamous soupbowl? Read more

People & Places