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BREC’s Independence Park Theatre offers acting classes

BREC’s Independence Park Theatre is opening its doors for aspiring actors or actresses looking to get into the acting and film industry.

Entry deadline nears for Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show 2013

The September 29 midnight deadline is only a few days away for the Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show. The Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show is a national competition that seeks the very best in wearable art.

'Cafe Du Monde' author to hold book signing tomorrow

Peggy Sweeny-McDonald, the author of Meanwhile Back at Café Du Monde, will appear at the LSU Museum of Art Store to sign her book on September 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Trader Joe’s set to open in Baton Rouge on October 31

The wait is almost over for fans of Trader Joe's here in Baton Rouge. According to the grocery store's Facebook page, the retail outlet is set to open on October 31.

Lottery player celebrates birthday and wins second-chance Saints Game-Day experience

As a birthday tradition, Herman Hamilton of Franklin said he always gifts himself with $20 worth of Louisiana Lottery scratch-offs.

LSU Rural Life Museum expands; Burden Museum and Gardens

If you like the LSU Rural Life Museum, you're going love it even more now. The Burden family donated even more land to make the attraction bigger and better than ever.

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

BREC to begin serving, selling alcohol at select facilities

After months of inspections, public notice and staff trainings, citizens are finally able to receive immediate approval to serve and sell alcohol during facility rentals at select BREC facilities.

Local artists: Display your work at the 2013 Mid City art hop

Have you ever wished your art work could be seen by hundreds of people? Now’s your chance.

LSU Museum of Art goes swag with new exhibit that questions style, class

“Swag the Mix Tape, Vol.

Twerking illegal in Louisiana? Nope, you’ve been fooled

A city in Louisiana is making twerking illegal? Nope. You’ve been fooled.

Casting Call in Natchez: Actors, musicians and extras needed for James Brown film

Casting directors are searching for performers and extras of all ethnicities and ages to audition for an upcoming drama about the life of legendary singer James Brown.

Where is self-control in the brain?

Mmmm, a hot fudge sundae. The diet is supposed to start today, but surely it can wait until tomorrow -- or maybe the next day.

'SNL's' 'Weekend Update' finds new co-anchor

With Seth Meyers preparing to leave "Saturday Night Live" next February to take over NBC's "Late Night," the long-standing sketch comedy is tapping fresh talent.

Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.