Paddlin’ down the Mighty Mississippi

Photo provided by Nicholas Martino -- Stand-up paddle board racer Jason Jeffirs competes in the 2014 Big River Regional Stand Up Paddle Board Race on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge.

From the works of Mark Twain to the songs of Johnny Cash, the Mississippi River flows through the country’s collective imagination. In Baton Rouge, the river is heavily traveled by gigantic barges and other industrial vessels. Now, the waterway has gained a new reputation in the city as the site of the Big… Continue reading →

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Video: Triumph Kitchen moves to a new home

Advocate photo by KEVIN MCQUARN -- Chris Wadsworth, founder of Triumph Kitchen, teaches students to prepare fish lunches at Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St .

Chris Wadsworth, founder of the educational venue Triumph Kitchen, talks about the school's move to its new home in Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St. Wadsworth also discusses the success of his students and how his past pushed him to found the… Continue reading →

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The Lower Chakras to reunite at Chelsea’s Café

Photo provided by Southern Connecticut State University -- Tim Parrish

On Jan. 9, 1978, Tim Parrish, future singer in the Baton Rouge underground rock band The Lower Chakras, witnessed The Sex Pistols in concert at local music club The Kingfish. The Sex Pistols, an infamous punk-rock band from London, were on… Continue reading →

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