Entertainment

Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles; last gaming license issued in Louisiana

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year.

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

'Royal Baby' makes grand debut

The "Royal Baby" was presented to the world outside of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.

Taco Bell will drop kid's meals

Taco Bell announced Tuesday it has become the first national fast food chain to drop its kid's meals, saying it will discontinue the toy and food combos at some locations this month and across the brand by next year.

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

A 'super' night for skywatchers

Tonight's full moon will be a "super" one.

Metallica reveals film footage, rocks secret show at Comic-Con

Metallica appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to promote their upcoming 3-D IMAX concert film "Metallica Through the Never." The band debuted footage from the movie to a crowd of fans in the Convention Center's Hall H and

The New York Times travels from the bottom of the boot to the top of the map

The New York Times is documenting a cross-country road trip. Rather than going the traditional coast to coast route, this trip is started at the bottom of the boot and will continue all the way to the top of the map.

10th annual Art Melt kicks off with preview party; full event to take place Saturday

Forum 35’s tenth annual Art Melt—the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana—opens at 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2013 at Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge.