Saturday, December 03, 2016
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Our seminar on sage sayings by parents has yielded some inspiring words of wisdom, but none more memorable than these, as recalled by John R. Baker:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers. First Baptist Church downtown hosted the Stuff Your Stocking Christmas Market benefiting orphaned and at-risk children through Another Child Foundation. The preview party featured some excellent jamb…

Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Media has been hastening the arrival of Christmas for years now, and no one more so than the Hallmark Channel, which began showing round-the-clock Christmas movies shortly after Halloween.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016

John "Spooky" Johnson, of Kenner, says when he was in Naval Aviation on the aircraft carrier Ranger, training pilots in carrier landings, he enjoyed telling his buddies south Louisiana stories that were a mixture of truth and fiction.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Forty years ago, a Canadian-American rock group took to a stage in San Francisco to make what many critics call one of the greatest concert films of all time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

And ladies, too, of course. The Community Foundation of Acadiana celebrated its own with a luncheon and honors at the Cajundome Convention Center. “CFA is one of Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organizations, and we’re proud to recognize eight p…

Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Bob on the Bayou" says, "Ever since I heard about 'draining the swamp' during the recent election rigmarole, I have been thinking about the version I heard in south Louisiana through the years, and then out of south Florida when the suburbanites …

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Comedian Joe DeRosa will share his comedy stylings Monday at Club 337 in Lafayette. His brutal honesty and state-of-the-world grumbles have led to success not only in standup but also as a radio personality and actor. He has appeared on shows such…

If you've performed stand-up or even thought about telling a few jokes at an open mic night in Lafayette, you've probably talked with Jason P. Leonard. 

The descriptive phrase "local band" can get a bad rap. But in south Louisiana, we shouldn't reflect on the negative connotations that comes with being in a local band. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The decision by the New Orleans Zephyrs baseball team to re-brand itself Baby Cakes is all over social media; some call it an idiotic move, others hail it as inspired marketing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Acadiana Animal Aid hosted its 18th annual Bark in the Park to support its mission, “until they all have a home.” Creatures both great and small filled Girard Park — pet-centric vendors, sponsors, dogs and their humans — all socializing for a good…

After a seemingly endless supply of "momisms" came into our headquarters here at Column Central, we started noticing that Dad's pithy sayings were being rather sadly neglected.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Antlers are interior design’s newest darling. A hot seasonal statement item for the home, they come in two basic forms: the natural, forest-grown kind (you either shot them or you didn’t), known as traditional, and what’s called contemporary antle…

Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Merle Albers, of Mandeville, was reminded the other day of a story about the famous University of Alabama coach Bear Bryant, "who one morning called from Tuscaloosa to Auburn but found no one at the coach’s office.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Jillian Courville, pre-K 3 teacher at St. James Episcopal Day school in Baton Rouge, says, "On Wednesday morning I am talking with my students and I tell them, 'Yesterday was a very big day for America, because we had a presidential election.'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

When Rio goes Halloween, it goes big. The King and Queen of Rio — Floyd “Joey” Domingue Jr. and Elizabeth Shepherd — hosted an assortment of "haints" at River Oaks for their royalty bash. “The king and queen throw the party as part of their duty,”…

Monday, November 07, 2016
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Former DA Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville, says our recent story about the defendant's plea to hunting quadrupeds (he said he was hunting squirrels, not quadrupeds) "reminded me of a defendant before the court on a simple battery charge.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Included in the post-"Downton Abbey" legacy Americans must manage now is the coffee table. While the modern coffee table descends from similar pieces of furniture used to support beverages in Victorian times, the British also enjoyed exotic, orien…