Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

LOS ANGELES -- Kirk Douglas is officially a centenarian.

The legendary actor turned 100 Friday. Douglas is probably best known for playing the title role in Stanley Kubrick's 1960 film, "Spartacus." He was nominated for a best actor Oscar three times in the 1950s and received an honorary Academy Award in 1996.

Viewership dips for NBC's live showing of 'Hairspray'

NEW YORK -- NBC's live presentation of the musical "Hairspray" reached 9 million viewers, making it the least-watched of the four musicals it has aired, starting when the 2013 presentation of "The Sound of Music" created a sensation.

The Nielsen company said Thursday that the three-hour telecast did manage to beat Fox's hit "Empire" head-to-head. It was also NBC's top-rated Wednesday night show among young viewers in four years, excluding Olympic telecasts.

Great Harvest Bread Co: Delicious goodies handcrafted each day from scratch

There’s just something about the smell of baking bread.

Sure, you could mark it off as the inevitable result of a heat-induced succession of sugar-based chemical reactions releasing an aroma that alerts the brain to the presence of food. You could even argue that the smell of baking bread evokes a collective idea of home and safety dating back to pre-industrial days.

Christmas Festival in Leesville set Dec. 10

LEESVILLE — The Friends of Leesville Main Street will hold their second Christmas Festival along Third Street Saturday, Dec. 10.

A gumbo cook-off will be at 8 a.m. Free tasting of the entries will be at 11:30, and bowls will be available for purchase at noon.

Over 30 vendors setting up shop at Holiday Art Market

Holiday shoppers will be able to find an assortment of handmade items from local artists at the annual Holiday Art Market on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, at the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, 809 Kirby St.

It will be open 3-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana and the city of Lake Charles host the event.