Festival Latino blends different cultures with music, food and family fun

Photo provided by Nena Jones --Four thousand people attended Festival Latino last year, organizers say.

Festival Latino takes over BREC Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds on Sunday. Begun in 1986 as a project of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Hispanic Apostolate’s youth ministry, the event’s purpose was to bring together all Hispanics and Latinos to share the different cultures of their representative countries. The purpose has not changed in its 28… Continue reading →

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Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ debuts with $35M

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from the film,

NEW YORK — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for… Continue reading →

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New museum marks the “Birthplace of Country Music”

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, a large sign spans State Street dividing Virginia and Tennessee in downtown Bristol, Va. The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, its in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia line. The museum aims to tell the story of the Bristol Sessions, a series of historic recording sessions that took place here in 1927 and helped spread what was then known as hillbilly music to the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin).

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it’s in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia state… Continue reading →

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Ambitious ‘Destiny’ lacks imagination

Photo provided by Activision -- 'Destiny,' a new science fiction epic from 'Halo' creators Bungie, has several gorgeous, radically different worlds to explore.

Midway through “Destiny,” the new science fiction epic from “Halo” creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero’s desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars. “You want to turn it into a battleground,” the prince sneers. “How unimaginative.”… Continue reading →

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