Lake Charles is the fifth largest incorporated city in the US state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993.
Thousands in the Lake Area are employed by the petro-chemical refineries located across the river near Sulphur and Westlake. Some of the corporations with facilities in or around the city include PPG Industries, ConocoPhillips, and Citgo Petroleum Corporation. The Trunkline LNG terminal, immediately southwest of Lake Charles, is one of the United States' few liquified natural gas terminals. It has facilities for LNG receipt, storage, and re-gasification. Lake Charles Cogeneration, a subsidiary of Leucadia National, began construction of a $1.6 billion petroleum coke gasification plant in early 2009.
L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort. At 26 stories, it is the tallest building between Houston and Baton Rouge. Lake Charles has a strong Cajun culture because of its location in south Louisiana. Many festivals are held at the Civic Center. The most popular, Contraband Days, is hosted on the Civic Center grounds and lakefront. The city has its own symphony orchestra, the Lake Charles Symphony. It was founded in 1938 and hosts concerts at the Rosa Hart Theatre, which has a capacity of over 2,000.
A burgeoning nightlife is one cultural facet of the city. Lake Charles hosts popular concerts known as Downtown at Sundown at the Civic Center. L'Auberge du Lac also has its own nightlife with its Jack Daniel's Bar and Grill. Ryan Street in the historic downtown area is known for its restaurants and bars such as AJ's Bar and Grill, Luna's Bar and Grill, Sha Sha's Creole Restaurant, Sylvia's Bistro, and Pujo Street Cafe. Other popular bars throughout the area include Cowboys, Yesterdays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Micci's, and Frosty Factory.
Lake Charles plays host to over 75 festivals and carnivals, giving the city its nickname, "The Festival Capital of Louisiana."
KRLR 89.1 FM Sulphur, LA Christian Contemporary
KTSR 92.1 FM De Quincy, LA Top-40
KHLA 92.9 FM Jennings, LA Classic Hits
KQXY 94.1 FM Beaumont, TX Top-40
KQLK 97.9 FM De Ridder, LA Hip Hop
KZWA 104.9 FM Moss Bluff, LA Urban Contemporary
KJMH 107.5 FM Lake Arthur, LA Hip Hop
KEZM 1310 AM Sulphur, LA Sports
KAOK 1400 AM Lake Charles, LA Talk
KXZZ 1580 AM Lake Charles Soul
KAOK 1400 AM Lake Charles News & Sports Talk
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Chantal's Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 605 Falls St, Lake Charles, LA (337) 436-5885
Charisma Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2119 Kirkman Street (SUITE A), Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-5515 - (visit website)
Heidi Jojos - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3941-C Ryan St
Lake Charles , LA 70601 (337) 4745831 - (visit website)
JC Penney Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - Prien Lake Mall
312 W Prien Lake Rd Lake Charles, LA 70601
Tammy's Creations - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1323 12 th St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-1592 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
African American Chamber of Commerce - Category: Services - 1901 Highway 14
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601 (225) 205-9116 - (visit website)
Globe Trek Travel - Category: Travel Agent - Voted Best Travel Agency
In Southwest Louisiana! - 3310 Creole Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 477-0835 - (visit website)
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Central School Arts & Humanities Center - Category: Services - 809 Kirby Street, Suite 202 - Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601-5372 (337) 439-2787 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Ball's Fried Chick-N - Category: Southern/Soul and Seafood - 606 Enterprise Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 433-0226
Big L's Soul Food Hut - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1109 13th Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601-7567 (337) 564-6619
Billedeaux's Cajun Kitchen - Category: Southern/Soul - 2633 Fruge St. Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 439-9944
Cajun Cafe - Category: Southern/Soul - 329 W Lawrence St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 439-3722
Cajun's Wharf - Category: Southern/Soul - 3500 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 478-7333
Chastain Incorporated - Category: Southern/Soul - 3922 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 474-4700
Granger's Restaurant & Lounge - Category: Southern/Soul - 2636 Old Town Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 433-9130
Kojack Creole Kitchen - Category: Southern/Soul - 914 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-0380
Sha Sha's of Creole - Category: Cajun/Creole, Seafood - 609 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-7227
Soul Food Heaven - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1847 Gertsner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 433-4999
Southern Spice of Moss Bluff - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 277 Hwy 171 N.
Lake Charles, LA 70611 (337) 855-0010 - (visit website)
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Lake Charles hosted it's first Real Cowboy Association. It was started in the 1960s in Longview, TX for black cowboys who couldn't compete in other rodeo associations, but as you'll see it as well as other associations has integrated.
Make Me Laugh Comedy Jam
Lake Charles, Louisiana COMING TO YOU LIVE!
Saturday August 20, 2016 at The Central School of Art Theatre !
COMEDIENNE HOPE FLOOD!
On Air Personality of Charlotte, NC "BJ In the Morning" on 105.7 KRNB
Early Bird Tickets and Vendor Space available , Donations are also being accepted.... for more info, or to find out how you can be apart of the experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org OR CALL (281)300-5180 !
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