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Lafayette On “Best Places To Retire” List

Lafayette, New Orleans and Natchitoches top the list of best places to retire in the Bayou State from smartmoney.com!

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Big Easy One Of The Best Smelling Cities

GQ Magazine sniffed out the top ten best smelling cities in the world and New Orleans ranks near the top.

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Stars Heading to New Orleans for Brad Pitt’s Charity Event March 10th

Sean Penn, Blake Lively and Kevin Spacey are among the celebrities Brad Pitt has lined up for his Make It Right charity event on March 10 in New Orleans. Pitt's charity helps build affordable homes in the Big Easy for families who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

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John Rich Finds Irony in Scoring Six Drink Tickets on Southwest Flight

Just a few weeks ago, John Rich was kicked off of a Southwest flight home to Nashville for being too drunk. So you can imagine why he found it especially ironic that while boarding yet another Southwest flight early Tuesday morning, he received not one, but six free drink tickets.

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The Lockout Is Lifted!

All you Saints fans ready for some football this fall!? 

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‘Loft’ Remake Filming in New Orleans

I know it's old hat now for big ole Hollywood films to be shot in Louisiana, but I think it's still cool. I was in New Orleans at the end of last week and while walking around one day I saw a lot of signs denoting street closures due to filming. My wife had been in The Big Easy for a few days and said she heard it was a TV show. Then someone staying at our hotel heard it was a Mel Gibson flick. I had no clue. I did get to snooping online and I believe it to be a remake of a 2008 Belgium hit called "Loft".

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Nicolas Cage Arrested In The Big Easy

You may have heard this story earlier this morning on our Hollywood News segment. Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday morning after a drunken argument with his wife outside a residence in the French Quarter. He was booked on suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness, aka, JUS

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Hunter Hayes Then & Now

Stephanie Crist, Brad Vincent and several of our wonderful listeners are taking a trip down to New Orleans Saturday night to see Acadiana's own Hunter Hayes perform at Tipitina's Uptown. What a talent!

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See Hunter Hayes In New Orleans Plus Check Out Early Performances

When was the first time you saw Hunter Hayes live on stage? If you have lived in Acadiana for the past decade you have seen a star in the making. Whether it was singing the national anthem on stage at the age of three, or singing Jambalaya on stage with Hank Williams Junior  at the age of four, we've all known it was just a matter of time before Nashville would come calling and Hunter would be ready to answer. Well here is your chance to show your support for a hometown boy and enjoy a great week end in the Big Easy. 97.3 The Dawg and Warner Bros. Nashville have your weekend planned. This Saturday at Tipitina's Uptown in New Orleans, Acadiana's own Hunter Hayes is putting on a VIP party and you're invited. All you have to do to enter is check in to your Rowdy Friends account and enter to win this contest.

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Lafayette Native’s Big A.I. Audition

Last night's American Idol was from the Big Easy. A lot of folks from Acadiana went on down to Nawlins for the auditions a few months back. Did ya'll see Lafayette High student Jacee Badeaux making us all proud last night on American Idol? Well if you didn't, hear his magical voice here:

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