Rouge is the middle ground of South Louisiana cultures, having a mix of Cajun and Creole Catholics and Baptists of the Florida Parishes and South Mississippi. Baton Rouge is a college city with Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake College, and Southern University whose students make up some 20% of the city population. There is a sizable international population of about 11,300, the largest of which are people of Hispanic or Vietnamese
year largely by Union (Union (American Civil War)) naval forces under the command of admiral David G. Farragut (David Farragut). The '''Shaw Center for the Arts''' is a 125,000 square foot (12,000 m²) performing art venue, fine arts museum, and education center located at 100 Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It opened in 2005. The Center includes the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, the LSU School of Art Gallery, the 325-seat Manship Theatre
largest malls) and Perkins Rowe, amusement parks of Dixie Landin' Blue Bayou, and dining at the Louisiana-cuisine restaurants. Sports College sports play a major role in the culture of Baton Rouge. The LSU Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars (Southern Jaguars) are local college American football teams. LSU has won 11 Southeastern Conference titles, six Sugar Bowls and three national championships. College baseball, basketball and gymnastics are also popular.<
Symphony concerns Yellowstone National Park during the fall. Other works include ''Festival Mass in C Minor'' for choir, pipe organ and chamber orchestra, First Piano Concerto, numerous works for percussion and several large works for symphonic band. Early life and career Born into poverty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, on May 18, 1926, Brown started work as a grocery assistant, moved into carpentry and then embarked on his professional boxing career at the age of seventeen. He
of making the wrong choices in life. image 200px (Image:KLSU logo.jpg) city Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana area Baton Rouge area (Template:Baton Rouge Radio) '''KLSU''' (91.1 FM (FM broadcasting)) is the student-run college radio station for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a radio format of variety (variety (radio)) music and specialty programming. The radio station is part
, which allows all municipalities in the state to use red light cameras on all state-owned right-of-ways and fine drivers who run red lights, with the aim of enforcing safe driving, according to then-Governor Charlie Crist.
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'''Baton Rouge''' ( ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat (county seat) of East Baton Rouge Parish (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana), the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.
As the "Capital City," Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, Louisiana Old State Capitol Governor's Portrait Gallery and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with a growing population of 229,426 people as of 2013. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has a population of 820,159 people as of 2013. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants.
Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, "Growing Louisiana-Based Businesses Sustains Hollywood South", ''Forbes,'' 9 June 2014 and growing technology "IBM selects BR", ''The Advocate'' — Baton Rouge, LA center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships.
The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff (cliff) upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples. It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era, West Floridian (West Florida), United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again.