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USS KIDD to host Memorial Day ceremony

BATON ROUGE, LA  — Join the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 28, 2012 as they honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Bayou Country Superfest taking place this weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Bayou Country Superfest is taking place this weekend. Country acts from all around the United States will be participating in the festival, which is held in Tiger Stadium.

Voodoo Experience announces headliners, new on-site camping option

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) -- The headliners for this year’s Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans have been announced. So far Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse have signed on to take top bill at the three-day music festival.

Better Than Ezra to perform special concert to benefit Ochsner

Baton Rouge’s own Better Than Ezra has partnered with Ochsner Health System to kick off summer with a special concert on Thursday, May 24 at the Varsity Theatre.

Prairieville Primary holds annual ‘American Girl’ party

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (FOX44) - This morning Prairieville Primary hosted its annual “American Girl” party. It’s an event that rewards students who ready books throughout the school year.

Local band Royal Teeth sign deal with Dangerbird Records

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Few bands see success as quickly as the Royal Teeth. In just a little over a year the local pop band with roots in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, has taken the music world by storm.

Party this weekend at Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Starting Friday and throughout the weekend, thousands will congregate in Breaux Bridge to party with crawfish.

Bartenders to pool tips to benefit local charities

UPDATE: Lacey McRight says she earned $300 in tips last night, all to be donated to a local charity. She tells us that is nearly three times as much as what she normally earns on a Tuesday night at work.

Cutting-Edge sports drink developed in conjunction with LSU

BATON ROUGE, LA — The newest product to land on store shelves in Baton Rouge doesn't boast a fleur de lis or a crawfish, but the LSU logo and the brand EX5, and it's poised to become the leading sports drink on the market.

Wizard World Comic Con will return to New Orleans two months early with an extra day of events

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) — The Wizard World Comic Con announced today, Friday, April 6, that it will return to New Orleans for a third year. However, this time it will arrive nearly two months earlier.