Shelly Vitanza's archive

A long-term plan to bring world-class entertainment to the Lutcher Theater culminates this September when the curtain goes up on a new season that includes two tribute performances, five musicals, a comedic musical, a story ballet, a serious drama, a concert, a high-tech, music comedy and four children’s performances.

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Among the most payable slots in Louisiana are some winning tastes. Coushatta Casino Resort has six restaurants for hungry gamers.

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Get a double shot of nostalgia with Wii’s Pac-Man Party. One CD ($19.99) hosts ’80s arcade games and Millennial play that looks and feels a lot like Candy Land and Monopoly board games.

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Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has got it all – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. If you want your child to learn the seven deadly sins first hand, this game is full of teachable moments.

I’d heard the game was “bad” and “not good for children,” but upon personal research and review, I’d label it indecent for even creator Rockstar Games’ intended market, 18 year olds. Call me prudish, but hear me out.

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OK, this video reviewing column is getting personal. Starting as a way to research the appropriateness of games for kiddos, my 9-year-old gamer son included, the column has now forced me to enjoy myself and has become a HUGE distraction to making dinner, doing laundry and other daily mommy jobs. In fact, I nearly missed the deadline for this review because it was “my play.”

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