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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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07/25/2014
On July 9, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) held its grand prize donor drawing for $5,000, which concluded the annual Keep the Arts Afloat fundraiser. A total of 250 donations were...
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07/25/2014
In the NCLAC office we spend a lot of time championing the ideals of an artistic community for the sake of, well, art and community. But we do believe we offer more, in that we are a cultural economy...
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07/24/2014
Air Force Airman 1st Class Raymond D. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that...
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07/24/2014
In 1960 Grambling State University legendary band director Conrad Hutchinson formed a band camp for high school and junior high school students. Fifty-four years later the tradition continues. Under...
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07/24/2014
Pictured are the local karate students who were named the 2014 United States Karate Association Champions. Classes are held at Ruston Parks and Recreation in the McLane Multipurpose Center on Mondays...
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07/23/2014
Fourteen students from Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) represented Louisiana as they attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from June...
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07/22/2014
Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days — it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole. But fall...
07/22/2014
LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools...
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07/22/2014
Kim Dupree with State Farm Insurance, spoke at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Dupree has taken over the Jean Hollis agency. The new agent is fully licensed to handle her customers’...
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07/21/2014
Roscoe was thrown from a car at the shelter when he was a small puppy. He was almost hairless and had mange and was extremely thin. Now he is healthy and happy. He gets along well with all the other...