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A weekend of praise and worship awaits nearly 3,000 youth and volunteers set to take over the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center June 26-28 for the 10th-annual Catholic outreach program, Steubenville on the Bayou.

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For two weeks during the summer, campers in the Wetlands Explorer Camp and the Working Coast Camp, sponsored by the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center in Houma, will travel by boat or bus to learn more about the environment of south Louisiana.

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Many cities claim to be the “Catfish Capital of the World,” but only one, Des Allemands, can say it is the “Catfish Capital of the Universe,” made official by a resolution of the Louisiana Legislature in 1980.

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Don your best swamp chic attire for the third annual Rougarou Ball on May 2, a southern affair that serves as a precursor to October’s Rougarou Festival and supports the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center.

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Pass a good time while supporting community assistance efforts at the second annual Stompin’ on the Bayou Music Festival, set for May 29-31 at Houma’s Evergreen Cajun Center. Admission is free.

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Country hitmaker Tracy Lawrence set a Billboard record in 2007 with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” Released nearly a year earlier, the single set a record for the slowest climbing hit on the country music charts and the second slowest on any Billboard singles chart.

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You would think a guy like Lou Ferrigno, who has played a big role in the lives of three generations of television, movie and comic fans, might get weary of dragging his hulking self to events where he must shake hands, accept hugs and even generate a few tears by his mere appearance.

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Galliano-based carpenter Geordie Adams made T-shirts for he and his helpers many moons ago. On the back, the shirts listed all of the things that he and his team are capable of building.

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Blend the works of the Bard of Avon, the antics of The Three Stooges and Monty Python and add a shot of Cajun hot sauce and you’ve got the Thibodaux Playhouse’s latest offering: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

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I recently had the honor of sitting with Mudbug Brewery head brewer Leith Adams in the Thibodaux site’s gorgeous tasting room to sample three of the flagship brews.

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After raising better than $30,000 for local charitable organizations last year, the LOOP United Way SOUPer Bowl is back for seconds.

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Stephanie Donaldson’s path to being a business owner and a 2014 Lafourche Parish 40 Under 40 honoree didn’t always go according to plan.

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Most law school students aspire for success in the courtroom. But Houma attorney Michael J. Billiot became a lawyer to fund his real dream: becoming a pop artist.

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Thomas Rhett’s single “1994” – a Jason Aldean hit off his “Night Train” CD – may have catapulted Joe Diffie to the forefront for some, but the crooner sees it differently. 

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The popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars” stops at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans Jan. 28.

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Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, Marvel Universe Live!, a high-caliber arena spectacular, puts fans in the middle of the battle between good and evil. The show includes pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and 3D projection.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again!

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The eighth and final clue as to the monkey's whereabouts: "As I stare ahead at the gradually increasing water depth, to my left is the ape’s home."  Read the story for more hints.

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