Looking for some inexpensive holiday decor? Check out what's growing in your own backyard (or maybe the front yard).
I have to confess I'm a bit "Bah! Humbug!" about Christmas movies, with the exception of "A Christmas Story," Jean Shepherd's wonderful tale of Ralphie, a kid in the 1940s, and his craving for a Red Ryder BB gun.
At 82, swamp pop legend Warren Storm has published his photo-filled memoir “Taking the World, By Storm” and released a new album of the same name.
If, like James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Joanne Chang, you believe in “bringing joy to people through pastry,” you’ll want to check out Chang’s fifth and most personal cookbook yet — “Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes.”
A Lafayette artist recently designed a cover for the 100th issue of IDW Publishing's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comic book series.
OK, I give up. Noting all the hype about Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers, I promised myself I wouldn't add to the pandemonium and would limit comments on Joe and the SEC champs.
Seems like a lifetime ago, and probably it is and then some, but I recall a birthday gathering or a jam or a convergence of the two for Goldman Thibodeaux at the former Chris' Poboys in downtown Lafayette.
Filmmaker Emma Lou Reid had never been in a duck blind until assisting on a New Orleans artist’s project several years ago. What she discovered took on a life of its own.
New Venture Theatre will celebrate the holiday season with “Black Nativity,'' an inspirational gospel musical — originally penned by poet/playwright Langston Hughes — that retells the biblical Nativity story.
Ascension Community Theatre will open its holiday production, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," on Dec. 12 in its newly renovated theater, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales.
John Currier says, "My daughter and son-in-law were in for a visit. He is from Cleveland, and it is such a different world that he is sometimes not sure whether we are making Louisiana stuff up or not.
Bobby Fruge is the co-owner of a parking lot striping and commercial and residential pressure washing company called (wait for it)…Under Pressure. Such a great name. When Bobby talks about business though, he doesn’t talk about logistics and equip…
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Wurst Biergarten partnered with Lafayette Arts and Fleas for Marché de Noël, a fundraiser for Alliance Francais de Lafayette. Several French immersion schools, students and parents gathered for an afternoon of shopping, li…
New Orleans native PJ Morton, a keyboardist for pop rock band Maroon 5 as well as a solo rhythm-and-blues artist, played the Varsity Theatre on Sunday night.
It was the official start of Christmas for many who attended the Alexandre Mouton House Museum party on Dec. 4. The historic home and museum was decked to the halls (as it always is) in traditional greenery with pops of red and gold everywhere. An…
Catholic Charities Clinical Director Paula C. Davis was nominated by U.S. Sen. John Kennedy to receive a 2019 Congressional Coalition Institute Angels in Adoption Award. Kennedy presented the award in his office on Nov. 14.
UpStage Theatre will re-imagine Charles Dickens's classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" through a woman's eyes when it opens "Ebony Scrooge" at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The holidays are speeding ever closer, and not a day goes by when there's not a party or maybe drinks after work. Or someone decides to share Grandma's pecan pie or the cookies they baked last night.
Hospice care is a type and philosophy of care that centers on easing the pain and symptoms of a terminally or seriously ill patient and attending to that patient's emotional and spiritual needs. At end-stage Alzheimer's disease, the goal of hospic…
Elders, this time the shoe is on the other foot. The older among us are entitled to their respect and to have age discrimination confronted wherever it’s found. What they’re not entitled to is carte blanche. Social media and the aged have not made…
The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's annual holiday production, "The Nutcracker — A Tale from the Bayou," entered a new realm last year when the production moved to the Raising Cane’s River Center Arena.
Community service. When you hear or read that someone’s judicial sentence includes hours of “community service,” do you ever wonder what those people end up doing and for whom?
Two weeks ago, I read about an unusual astrological event called the Unicorn Meteor Shower. I realized from the start that an astronomer had given an ancient rare phenomenon a cool name to get it attention — and it worked. I read about the meteor …
The Music Club of Baton Rouge presents "Carols for Bells and Belles," its annual holiday-themed recital, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Woman’s Clubhouse, 259 T.J. Jemison Blvd., with coffee served at 9:45 a.m.
The Vital Theatre NYC will bring its traveling production of the children's story, "Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical," to the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts on Dec. 15.
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual "Home of the Holidays' concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive.
Baton Rouge Gallery is featuring the work of artist members Malaika Favorite, Frankie Gould, April Hammock and Isoko Onodera through Dec. 26.
Dig out your Christmas sweaters and jingle bells and come celebrate the season at the Lafayette Concert Band's annual holiday concert on Dec. 15.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will show "The Polar Express" in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at 1 p.m. Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p.m. Dec. 21. Movies tickets are included in general admission. Seating is limited. Wear your holida…
If you've seen the new Lifetime movie "A Christmas Wish," shot in and set in Ponchatoula, you'll remember the wish box.
The Gatlin Brothers' "Country & Christmas" tour stops in Baton Rouge Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Manship Theatre.
The elves are working hard at Santa's satellite workshop in Spanish Town, thanks to Greg Myers and Patrick Ford.
Those gorgeous leaves in all their shades of yellow, orange and red have started to fall. Eventually they will dry out, turn brown and litter the ground.