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   In this week's Duck Dynasty news, Louisiana's Robertson family has put their names behind a new enterprise: a stage production titled The Duck Commander Family Musical. The show, scheduled to open in February at Las Vegas' Rio Hotel & Casino, will feature singing and dancing actors playing the Robertsons. The headline in the Las Vegas Sun said it all: "Duck!" ...

   The national LGBT lobbying organization Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual Municipal Equality Index ranking of U.S. cities last week, which included four Louisiana cities. New Orleans (no surprise) topped the state rankings with 83 of a possible 100 points, a remarkably high number for a Gulf South city. Shreveport got a 47 (up from 16 last year). Baton Rouge went from 2 to 22, and Metairie (Jefferson Parish) made its first appearance in the HRC rankings with a 15. ...

   The New Orleans Police Department will hold a fundraiser Nov. 19 at Generations Hall for officer Jonathan Smith, who was shot multiple times while working a detail at Gene's Po-Boys in September. Tickets to the event, "Black & Gold Night," are $25 and are available at NOPD district stations and online at ...

   In a Washington Post analysis of the Louisiana Senate race, writer Philip Bump had some snarky fun with the state's unique terminology. Of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, he wrote, "She cleaned up in the populous parishes (or, as Americans call them, 'counties')." Later he added, "The so-called 'jungle primary' (or 'primary,' as Americans call it) ..." A couple of commenters weren't so amused; one person called Bump a "juvenile smart-aleck," while another wrote, "Hey Mr. Bump, we Louisianans are 'Americans' like all the rest. Where we're different is that we have a rich multicultural history!"

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