Author Mike Rubin’s new legal thriller is a suspense-filled journey through Louisiana history. “The Cottoncrest Curse,” set on a plantation in Acadiana, is a historical roadmap from the Civil War to present day. The book is published by LSU Press and Rubin says it was inspired by his Alexandria roots.
Lester Senter Wilson says over the years of planning the Wideman Competition the young musicians have become like children to her.
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The 64th Wideman Piano Competition begins Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through the weekend at Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music. The competition features 43 young pianists from around the world. The competition’s executive director Lester Senter Wilson says it’s events like this one that will help promote classical music.
Wire home decor, made from mattress coils, are popular items made by Whitehouse, Texas, up-cycling duo.
The Nacogdoches City Council will consider an agreement Tuesday to recycle all of its mattresses that enter its landfill. The mattresses would go to a Whitehouse, Texas, couple who makes art out of the coils and sells it at Canton Trade Days in Canton, Texas.
Susan Hale is a furniture up-cycler. She is selling wreaths, Christmas trees, crosses and other home decor items out these reclaimed coils.