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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…