Accordion helped shape Louisiana’s culture

The next time you’re two-stepping to a Cajun or zydeco band, consider the collision of cultures that led to the musical gumbo we enjoy today. Nearly every style of music can be found in Lafayette and surrounding areas — from classical to rap to bluegrass — along with the instruments and numerous cultural voices that […]

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Easter Bunny, events renamed ‘spring’ to avoid offending anyone

Boynton Beach, they are still bucking a national trend that is reducing the   Easter Bunny to a “Spring Bunny” and Easter eggs to “spring   spheres.” The city’s senior center is hosting an Easter show and an Easter bonnet   contest on Thursday . The senior center is expecting about 120 people for   its popular festivities. But […]

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North Korea issues fresh threat to U.S., South probes hacking

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said it would attack U.S. military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of Guam if provoked, a day after leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a mock drone strike on South Korea. The North also held an air raid drill on Thursday after accusing the United States of preparing a military […]

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Florida School Bus Driver Suspended for Taking Phone Call From Marine Son

A Florida school bus driver is facing a five-day suspension for taking a phone call from her Marine son who is serving in Afghanistan. Rossana Lucas says that she only gets a chance to speak to her son every few months, and that there weren’t any children on-board the bus at the time that she […]

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THIRSTY THURSDAY & FEATURE ALBUM DAY

GOOD MORNING ACADIANA, LOUISIANA & THE WORLD!! This is Paul Marx inviting you to join us for another “THIRSTY THURSDAY” on Louisiana Proud KBON 101.1FM. Listeners will have a chance to win six packs of the new Budweiser BLACK CROWN &  a shirt compliments of Shilling Distributing. We will also be featuring the new ZACHARY […]

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American Tax Dollars Wasted: 10 Worst Examples in 2012

Exotic dancers, robotic squirrels, and a reality TV show in India—your tax dollars supported all of these this year. Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012: A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in […]

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