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Fall arts preview: LC Symphony

By Pamela Sleezer / American Press

The Lake Charles Symphony will begin its 2015-2016 classical concert series with a performance at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Rosa Hart Theater. Ryo Kaneko of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will play Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. The performance will also include Barbe ...


Thunderstorms that rolled through Jennings last week caused the south wall of the Heywood building to collapse, affecting the integrity of the remaining walls. (Special to the American Press)

Storm blows down wall of historic Heywood building in Jennings

JENNINGS — Those hoping to save the historic Heywood building in downtown Jennings are refocusing their efforts after a storm

blew down the fra ...

Denise Marie Howard

Local authorities search for inmate who walked off job

Local authorities are searching for a Calcasieu Correctional Center inmate who walked off the job Saturday morning while working

as a trusty.

Sherif ...

Mourners hug as they arrive at Salem High school to remember alumnus WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward, in Salem, Va., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Ward and reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker during a live shot last week. Salem High School opened its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of alumnus Ward. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Funeral set for slain TV cameraman in Virginia hometown

ROANOKE, Va. — Adam Ward was remembered at a reception at his high school for his infectious personality, youthful enthusiasm and rabid love for ...

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness

HOUSTON — A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared m ...

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Junior hitter Koko Daniels (6) is looking to lead Barbe back to the state volleyball tournament this season. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Barbe looks to take final title steps

Barbe took a step closer to winning a state volleyball championship last year, breaking a two-year streak of losing in the

quarterfinals with a win o ...

Central Arkansas head coach Clint Conque. (Associated Press) <br />

College Football Countdown: SFA has to overcome loss of star running back

To paraphrase the titular character in the movie “Borat,” Clint Conque’s first season at Stephen F. Austin was a great success.

Con ...

New Sam Houston State football coach K.C. Keeler (Associated Press)

College Football Countdown: Bearkats cream of Southland crop

Sam Houston State is the most well-equipped Southland Conference team to contend for a national championship since, well …


The Bearka ...

LSU head coach Les Miles watches during NCAA college football practice in Baton Rouge. LSU officials say football coach Les Miles had to go to the hospital Monday morning as a precaution after not feeling well. (Associated Press)<br />

Miles gives Tigers a health scare

BATON ROUGE ­— LSU’s Les Miles put a bit of a health scare into the Tigers Monday morning, but the head coach was back in

the fold by the ...

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Fall arts preview: LC Symphony

The Lake Charles Symphony will begin its 2015-2016 classical concert series with a performance at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Rosa

Hart Theater.

Ryo Kanek ...

The Tabasco Plant at Avery Island is among this year's McNeese SAGE Series offerings. (Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: McNeese SAGE series

May Gray is encouraging Southwest Louisiana residents to spice up their lives with SAGE.

The McNeese State University Leisure Learning coordinator, w ...

<p>Zoé LeBeau, Zackary Benoit and Leslie Israel prepare for The Children's Theatre's summer theater workshops. (Special to the American Press)</p>
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Fall arts preview: The Children's Theatre

The Children’s Theatre Company’s 31st season, “Create! Journey! Inspire!,” kicks off with the Westlake High School Theatre

De ...

Wes Craven arrives at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles Oct. 16, 2010. Craven, whose

Movie horror director Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

The prolific writer ...

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