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By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Beats
Jun 30th, 2022
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article by Vanelis Rivera | photo by Prajal Prasai Music, as a whole, can be a unifying force. And, a real live music performance paves the way for the ultimate human connection. A flurry of multifaceted elements pulses in unison–staging, musicians, sound, lighting, venue, audience–creating an experi...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Jun 30th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK “We’re going south of the border next door,” said Tommy Stewart to Emily Elizabeth Ellis, now general manager of one of Monroe’s newest and most vibrant eateries, Papi Loco Taco Bar & Margaritas. Stewart, already the owner of Five19 T...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Icon
Jun 30th, 2022
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Article by Georgiann Potts and Photography by Kelly Moore Clark A family trip to Galveston, Texas, is travel agent Dianne Boyd Newcomer’s earliest travel memory. Even today, decades later, she remembers the joy of jumping waves there with her father and sisters. Her love for travel has been a mainsta...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Artist
Jun 30th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Gentle, delicate, feminine, and peaceful are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the work that Khalilah Maryam Al-Amin Kersey — KMAK, for short — makes. These words also describe Kersey herself, the young artist reveals...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Icon
May 29th, 2022
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Stuart Keith Scalia is a Monroe girl, through and through. She was born here, has lived her entire life here, found her one true love here, reared a family here, and is one of the happiest people you’d ever care to meet. Stuart is also a very busy woman. She balances a successful career with [&hellip...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
May 29th, 2022
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Jay Howell’s newest restaurant, Okaloosa, is a family-friendly restaurant that offers patrons an interactive experience.  Approachable and affordable fare stays true to the Gulf Coast theme in this restaurant that lives up to its host city’s nickname – Funroe!  article by Vanelis Rivera | photography...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Artist
May 29th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Many artists use their work to tell a story, and Whitney Trisler Causey is no exception. However, the stories told through her latest series of painted portraits aren’t entirely her own; they belong to her daughter, M’Lynn, and children much...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
May 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARKSTYLING BY TAYLOR BENNETT To dance “la bamba,” sings Ritchie Valens, all you need is a little bit of grace. Taking a cue from this uptempo Mexican folk song is owner of Ruston’s La Bamba: Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Eduardo “Eddy” Barrientos ...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Home
May 1st, 2022
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At the helm of this gorgeous French-style, modern château in the airy woodlands of West Monroe, stylist Brandi Brownlee Thomas worked alongside the homeowners to create an interior that marries substance and style. ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERASTYLED BY BRANDI BROWNLEE THOMASPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CL...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Artist
May 1st, 2022
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BETWEEN HER PARENTS INFLUENCE AND HER NATURAL AFFINITY FOR MAKING THINGS, PURSUING A CREATIVE CAREER SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL CHOICE FOR MADELINE MARAK. ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK It’s no surprise that Madeline Marak’s career is centered around art. As the Shreveport native...