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  • CNN pundit, Kenner native and LSU graduate Donna Brazile will speak at Loyola University's Louis J. Roussel Concert Hall this Tuesday (March 5) at 7 p.m. Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, will speak as part of the university's Institute of Politics Ed Renwick Lecture Series. Brazile's speech will be free and open to the public ...

  • Pop singer and animal rights activist Morrissey pulled out of a scheduled Feb. 27 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live when he learned that his co-panelists would be Louisiana's Robertson family, the Monroe-based duck call and decoy makers and stars of the hit reality show Duck Dynasty. Saying the Robertsons "amount to animal serial killers," the former lead singer of The Smiths canceled his appearance. Kimmel made light of the situation. "There's a very good reason why I didn't dump Duck Dynasty. It's because they have guns and Morrissey doesn't," Kimmel joked. Morrissey fired back, saying Kimmel "has finally revealed his show to have an overwhelming loss of meaning. Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s."

  • Media woes: The St. Tammany News and Slidell Sentry News printed their last editions Feb. 27. Wick Communications, which published the papers, said the papers were losing money each month. Both were founded in the 1970s. Two days later, a new website, NorthshoreNews.info, was launched by James Hartman, a veteran Northshore public relations executive. The venture, billed as an online-only community newspaper, will be managed by former St. Tammany News managing editor Suzanne LeBreton ... — Kevin Allman

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