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Independent wins 2017 Freedom of Info Award from LPA
Pope keeps convicted felon on reserve roster
Parish (red) ink: What would you do?
JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill
Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules
JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill
Walter Pierce RE:
In defense of public broadcasting
Mailbag, June 7, 2017
Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem
Letters: LSMSA name change wrong
Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound
Letter: Fix broken immigration system
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Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki closes, blames patrons and bands
Jan. 18, 2016
It’s Monday, so here’s some depressing news ...
On the Record: Nigel Hall
Jan. 15, 2016
His debut record, "Ladies & Gentlemen … Nigel Hall," is retro and alive ...
On the Record: Skye!, Belle of the Boot
Jan. 7, 2016
If she puts together a knockout band, she could easily be sharing a bill with Keith Frank, J Paul, Chris Ardoin and the other top draws in young zydeco. In no time, they’d say “Rosie who?” ...
On the Spot: Tom Aswell
Dec. 28, 2015
You may know him as the intrepid independent journalist who covers state government with his Louisiana Voice website, but Aswell is also an accomplished music writer ...
On the Record: Jaryd Lane’s ‘The Drifter’
Dec. 23, 2015
Lane's new EP displays his best qualities: earnest and hard-hitting songwriting driven by his dynamic voice ...
Back Tracks: Santeria’s ‘House of the Dying Sun’
Dec. 10, 2015
Easily one of the best — if not the best — modern rock albums to come out of Lafayette, the 2002 release was a Southern rock gem with a heady edge, poetic lyrics and auditory delights ...
On the Record: Sweet Cecilia
Dec. 3, 2015
While not to compare the lovely ladies of Sweet Cecilia to the caloric bomb sitting in my fridge, their Sweet Christmas album is a bit like eggnog ...
ON THE RECORD: T’Monde’s ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
Nov. 20, 2015
Is this a collection of 100-year-old, archival traditional Cajun tracks or does it just sound that way? ...
Catching up with St. Paul
Nov. 13, 2015
In an exercise of vanity, I brag about my personal relationship with St. Paul and his Broken Bones, set to play ACA this Saturday ...
Back Tracks: C.C. Adcock
Nov. 12, 2015
Recorded in 1991 and 1992 and released in 1994, C.C. Adcock’s self-titled debut got his career as a solo musician/band leader started. Here he looks back on a record he cut at the age of 21 ...
Trump&rsquo;s transportation budget threatens the Connector
A budget that counts on private investment could count out completing the Connector any time soon ...
Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago's moves in
Drago's set to take over the location in August ...
Good riddance to monuments, but they&rsquo;re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ...
Cordick named interim public works director
Six candidates vie for permanent job; no timeline released for selection process ...
Introducing The Current