Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.

Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

NEW YORK — Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Hong Kong offers extensive buffet, big flavors

I had an epiphany while standing in the buffet line of Hong Kong restaurant in Sulphur on Tuesday: I have no idea who I am. It was quite the deep thought to have while holding a spoonful of steaming pepper chicken over my plate. I guess you can say life’s greatest mysteries rarely present themselves at opportune times.

As I held up the line, lost in thought, I had to ask myself — am I truly an adult of the millennial generation? Is my existence solely based on instant gratification? Do I prefer endless food options, not because I need them but because I want them?

Iowa festival highlights local artists

The Iowa Arts and Crafts Festival will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Iowa multipurpose center, 207 U.S. 90 West.

Cornell Thomas, Iowa Library branch manager, said the festival started with an idea to do something that celebrated the arts — and artists — in the area.

Louisiana 1 Flood Relief concert to be held Sunday at the Civic Center

Local musician Sean Ardoin said with the flooding all over Louisiana, he wanted to do something to help. Things came to a head on Aug. 17 when Ardoin couldn’t sleep and the idea for the Louisiana1 Flood Relief Concert to raise donations was formed.

At 4 a.m. Ardoin wrote down his idea and soon after began contacting other musicians to ask them about joining the concert. He received “yes” after “yes” from the bands and from local law enforcement agencies.