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Arts center continues 'Staircase' series

Parker and James

Clay Parker and Jodi James will take the stage - or the staircase, rather - at Hammond Regional Arts Center July 27.
It will be the second session of the arts center's original listening room series, "Playing the Staircase." This . . .

Walk. Climb. Move! Just do something!

BY JILL PERTLER "Slices of Life"
Look around; they're everywhere. Not smartphones, but they frequently work in partnership, like Fred and Wilma but in a less caveperson style. People wear them on the wrist like people used to . . .

Shining Sweet

BY TODD DELAUNE "The Weekly Toast"
In the mid-1800s, a handful of European settlers from Ireland and Scotland made their home in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Due to the abundance of sugar maple trees in the area, the . . .

Local blues artist to release CD

RELEASE PARTY -- Local musician James Bass will release a new collection of his original songs, "Way Down South." A release party will be held Saturday, July 28, at Roux and Brew in Ponchatoula. The Swamp Rats will open the show, and Bass and the Louisiana Blues Hounds will perform rock 'n' blues tunes from the album and other classics. T-shirts, CDs and posters will be available. Drink specials will be offered, and there is no charge for admission. Bass is a retired music teacher who spends most of his time working on his own music.

Under the Stars

Independence Italian Cultural Museum will hold its first ever "A Night in Little Italy Sotto le Stelle" on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m.
The museum board and friends of the museum have planned a uniquely authentic Italian . . .

Taken, Not Stirred

"BOURBON OVER BOURBON" - This photo shows a night on Bourbon Street.

Photo by Nathan Myhrvold

What does it take to shake up the world of food photography? Custom camera rigs, trap doors, ketchup-catapults, and robots to name a few.
But the true art of Nathan Myhrvold's disruptive food photography lies within the . . .

Judges, governor coming to events

Not one but two prominent judges as well as Gov. John Bel Edwards will attend the Black Tie Affair on Aug. 4 in Hammond.
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will be present for the unveiling of her . . .