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The final edition of the Tournament of the Stars pro-am basketball tournament will be held next week. The tournament, which has attracted more than a dozen NBA players over the years, started out as a recreational project but grew into a community staple that has helped provide scholarships …

More than 20 balloons will launch during the inaugural Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival, set for Friday and Saturday at Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.“These guys are professionals,” Brandon Beard, festival organizer, said. “They do this all ar…

The Art Associates Gallery at Central School will host an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 24, for the new exhibit “Stefan Borssen: Automatic.” Borssen, a local abstract artist, will be presenting 10 works in the exhibit.All 10 canvases are acrylic based mixed media pieces ranging from…

The Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival will feature 30 independent films from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brimstone Museum Complex in Sulphur, 900 South Huntington St.Patrick Bennett, festival director, said the films include a variety of genres, such as comedy, drama and action. All…

The Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana will celebrate the Lake Area’s vibrant art community during its annual downtown Spring Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 26, The bazaar atmosphere will be a showcase of local artistic talent including visual, theatrical, literary and musical talents…

Glad Tidings Church will host is fifth annual Car and Truck Show on Saturday, April 20. A free, family-friendly event, over 100 awards will be given for entries in the contest.Entrants will compete for plaques and bragging rights in categories including best paint, best interior, best motor,…

CyPhaCon, the Lake Area’s pop culture-themed media event, is returning for its ninth year April 12-14 at the Civic Center.Featuring panels and visits from science fiction/fantasy and anime celebrities, guests will have access to 120 hours of fan-based programming.“Some of these shows and gen…