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On “The Walking Dead,” Laurie Fortier portrays Agatha, the leader of a new group on the popular series – now in its 11th season. “Agatha is a bada--,” said the actress, who splits her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta. (She’s a) knives expert. So, to prepare for (playing) her, I trained with a Filipino knife expert.” Joking, she added that Agatha would make a resourceful travel companion. “I think I’d like to go camping with Agatha – maybe Yosemite,” she said. “I imagine she’d know how to pitch a tent, fish and make a fire.”

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New Orleans has faced devastating disaster after disaster, first Hurricane Katrina, the coronavirus and now Hurricane Ida. However, among the devastation, the communities have come together. A look at how Louisiana's residents have coped during these hard times.

With his latest movie, “Blue Bayou,” award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (“Gook,” “Ms. Purple”) explores the plight of Antonio LeBlanc, a New Orleans man who was adopted as a baby and is facing deportation, due to his lack of U.S. citizenship. Based on the real-life cases of adults who literally were sent back to “where they came from,” the movie had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, before its September theatrical release. The Los Angeles-based artist wrote, directed, and acted in “Blue Bayou,” which also stars Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander as his wife.

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Fireworks returned to New Orleans on Independence Day thanks to actor Will Smith.

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