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Swift's 'reputation' heads to New Orleans

Photo by Connor Raborn

BIG REPUTATION -- Traffic on I-55 southbound through Tangipahoa Parish around 12:30 p.m. Thursday was accompanied by a freight truck from Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour, ostensibly headed for New Orleans, where Swift will perform at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 7 p.m. Saturday. Whether it was carrying technical gear or parts of one of the gigantic snake set pieces boasted by the tour, commuters seemed to be rolling down windows and craning their necks while passengers snapped photos to get a better look.

Postmodern novels, the birth of peak TV

BY CALEB LAY "Millennial Matters"
A phrase that lots of intensely devoted TV-watchers throw around is "peak television" or "peak TV."
They refer to a golden age of television starting around the '90s and continuing today that is . . .

Benefit albums brings warm feelings

BY JEFF VALLET "JayVee Music Reviews"
"Come See About Me," A Benefit for the IBMA Trust Fund
Musicians are artists and creators first. They're always thinking about their next song, their next performance, not about the next . . .

Good no matter the weather

BY TODD DELAUNE "The Weekly Toast"
As much as I hate to admit it, weather definitely has an effect on what I write about in this column.
I obviously cover the topic of cooler products when the weather is hot and humid outside. . . .

'Dracula' to haunt Vonnie Borden Theatre Sept. 25-28

Southeastern Theatre will open the 2018/2019 season with the original blood-thirsty predator, "Dracula."
This production was adapted for the stage by Southeastern Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Jim Winter and will . . .

A happy place defined

BY JILL PERTLER "Slices of Life"
We all need a happy place, or at the very least can benefit from one - or a dozen, take your pick. You don't have to limit yourself to just one happy place. Go ahead; grab a few. They're free!
A . . .

Brewing to the Nines

Photos by Phillip Colwart

BREWING TO THE NINES -- Hammond Regional Arts Center will host the ninth annual Brews Arts Festival Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The celebration of local craft beer will also feature local artwork and musicians.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is gearing up for its ninth annual Brews Arts Festival, and this year the Arts Center is kicking it up a notch by "Brewing to the Nines."
The festival will take place in downtown Hammond at the . . .