By the time The Revelers got up on stage last year at the annual Blackpot Festival in Lafayette, fiddler and festival organizer Daniel Coolik was surprised at the crowd.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
It’s time to take women to task for their manners. In an over-casual age, those who’ve traditionally made sure everyone else behaves have seemingly forgotten this sacred trust. Lest you think the lines of demarcation have disappeared, there are st…
Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The 5th Annual Stone Energy Gumbo Cookoff was held Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Cajundome. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the United Way of Acadiana. In 2015 the cookoff raised more than $200,000.
"We're are still crying here in Atlanta," says Ruth Caillouet, of her Baton Rouge home. She's an associate dean in the School of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
We’re so glad he is. Longtime Advocate favorite Brian Blanchard will ascend the throne this Mardi Gras season as King Richard Coeur de Lion LXV of The Order of Troubadours. Honored with an elegant City Club Sunday brunch, Blanchard will rule with …
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
There has been speculation that The Great Flood of 2016 didn't get more national attention because it wasn't personalized with a name — Katrina, Andrew, Camille, etc.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
"After reading a recent article about kids being 'scared straight,' ” says Wayne Weilbaecher, of Covington, "I remembered this happening to my buddies and me when we were kids in New Orleans.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday's Festivals Acadiens et Creoles acts feature Ossun Mardi Gras Capitaine Megan Brown, Basile Mardi Gras Capitaine Potic Ryder, Lafayette Mardi Gras Association Soul Express Brass Band, Lafayette Creole Head Hunters - Mardi Gras Indians Sco…
Friday, October 14, 2016
LAFAYETTE — Cajun and zydeco music and food are just a small portion of what's on tap this weekend at the annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Lafayette singer Lane Mack was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday night, but not before leaving it all on the stage, rocking out with his rendition of the Pink Floyd classic, "Money."
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
If you want to be where all the ginchiest hep cats and daddy-os will be, look no further than the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, as the swingiest band around, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, takes the stage Friday.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Monday, October 03, 2016
Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville, says my mention in the Monday column of consuming Lucky Dogs on Bourbon Street during a New Orleans visit "reminded me of an incident a long time ago.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
As is forever the case, couture is always on to the next thing. And while some designers are going the ruffles and Renaissance route this fall, others are already finding their spring inspiration elsewhere.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Eight Louisiana chefs will be in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday to feature the state’s cuisine in several area restaurants for a special “Louisiana in the Lowcountry Restaurant Night.”
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Dr. Sangeeta Shah hosted the Acadiana Symphony Women’s League for an autumn coffee at her Island Point home. The ladies enjoyed Champagne and brunch and previewed upcoming "fun-raisers" — not the least of which is a drawing for a new Mercedes — wh…