Louisiana gambling provides funds, costly addictions
Arts, Entertainment, Food and Culture / Health, Science and Technology / People

Louisiana gambling provides funds, costly addictions

By Laura Furr Vanessa Mouton said she used to pray to God in church every week that she would win big at the casino. Hiding what she now knows was a gambling addiction from her husband, daughter and son, Mouton said she would then make an excuse to leave the house after her family’s Sunday … Continue reading

Arts, Entertainment, Food and Culture / LSU

An Art for Confidence: Baton Rouge Trombonist plays shirtless

Hazy Ray trombonist Michael Hayes plays shirtless on the stage of  Chelsea’s Cafe. Hayes and lead singer Joshua Ray started the jazz and blues band in 2011 while the two were in college at Louisiana State University. By: Leah Stogner He steps into the spotlight with a new shirt.  Wait, that’s not a shirt. That is … Continue reading

Arts, Entertainment, Food and Culture / Featured

Local band Levee Daze finds opportunity in Baton Rouge

by Laura Furr Rippling waters, undulating barges and majestic steel bridges have worked in harmony to make Louisiana’s Mississippi River basin an economic and cultural hub for decades. A mile from Louisiana State University, the state’s flagship institution, Scott Graves, John Trufant, Andrew Borniak and Dominic DeJuilio take in the rhythm of the area from … Continue reading