Susan and Matt Marchand were too busy with life and babies when they bought their home in Pollard Estates almost 20 year ago to make many changes.
Bob Woods, of Mandeville, says, "When I was growing up, on Springfield Lane off Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge, we had a Morning Advocate deliveryman named Bud Rankin — great guy. He drove a Jeep station wagon with wooden sides.
An artist’s studio can say a lot about them. What they put on the walls or the tools they use can reveal more about the person and their process. But where are local artists working? Frame of Mind is a monthly feature focusing on Baton Rouge creat…
“I won’t get worked up about this year’s Oscars.” That’s what I keep telling myself. For the most part, I was doing a good job. That plan went to the deepest dungeons of Hell as I began researching this article.
A punch of hardcore punk and dynamic ’90s emo, Secret Smoker’s sophomore album, “Dark Clouds,” is potent and ever-changing. It’s aggressive and filterless while utilizing the creative freedoms, tempo changes and introspective lyrics of alternative…
Born in the 3-D land rush, "How to Train Your Dragon" has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enou…
It has been almost 10 years since Eric Slick signed on as the drummer for Dr. Dog. His rhythms keep the beat for what many critics have called an impressive and experimental rock band. Fans have called the Philadelphia-based band everything from i…
When a fire in March 2017 destroyed the Carriage House Restaurant on the grounds of The Myrtles Plantation, a historic building and a long-running St. Francisville restaurant was lost. But Morgan Moss, The Myrtles' young proprietor, saw an opportunity.
Organizers had worked hard and things had come together well before the first Mid City Gras parade last year, but there was still some anxiety.
Crawfish season has begun. And the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society — with help from the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation — is throwing a party to celebrate at Crawfête 2019.
Mavis Staples may very well lead a revival when she headlines the second day of this year's Baton Rouge Blues Festival. The iconic soul singer, who was scheduled to perform during last year's Blues Festival but had to cancel due to the death of he…
We’re all going to die, but not necessarily on Facebook or Twitter or with our banks. Our digital presence can live on long after us. And that sort of eternal life is not necessarily a good thing.
Those who invest in our community, both with time, talent and treasure, are spotlighted in today’s column. It’s yet another reminder of what's good about Baton Rouge.
LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Performing Arts Theatre will perform Itamar Moses' offbeat comedy "Completeness" from Feb. 20-24 in Burke Theatre on campus.
The work of artists Rob Carpenter, Eleanor Owen Kerr and Matt Morris is being featured at Baton Rouge Gallery through Feb. 28.
Mention of Piccadilly Cafeterias' 75th anniversary caused Terry Maderson to recall how important the original Dilly in downtown Baton Rouge was to impoverished, hungry LSU students:
Rapper Kevin Gates, a Baton Rouge native, will play this year's Groovin' at LSU, the university's student government announced today. The concert will take place Thursday, March 14, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus. Tickets, wh…
Mary Pramuk remembers a time when female artists had a hard time finding places to exhibit their work in Baton Rouge.
Danna Stone Spayde received the Orchid Digest Diamond Award of Excellence for her 30 years of service at the Baton Rouge Orchid Society's awards night on Jan. 16.
Bob Cisco tells of an incident bringing home the point that folks of a certain age are telling stories to people of other generations who have no idea what the storyteller is talking about:
“Lyonnesse Presents A Cultural Journey” was the theme for the 22nd annual Mardi Gras ball for the Krewe of Lyonnesse on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Renaissance Hotel.
King Matt Saurage and Queen Wendy Haspel Lipsey reigned over the 32nd annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Raising Cane's River Center.
PLAQUEMINE — The Krewe of Cypress danced the night away to a theme of "Rock-n-Roll Heaven — The Day the Music Died" for its 40th annual Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 16 at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center.
Strains of the Rebirth Brass Band’s rendition of “Carnival Time” filled the Raising Cane’s River Center on Feb. 16 as ball Captain Brenda Pitre Torrence made her entrance as the “Mistress of Carnival” to open the Krewe of Romany’s 70th annual Mard…
Dear Sam: Could you provide some general information to orient me to interviews. I have not interviewed in 23 years so I feel a little lost as to what to expect. — Edward
As a kickoff to Valentine's Day, a date night was held Feb. 10 for more than a thousand girls of all ages and their dads for Baton Rouge General's 26th annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom.
Every year, from early autumn through midwinter, our giant sycamore drops a steady blizzard of brown. Thousands of leaves the size of saucers fall from the sycamore’s limbs, burying the lawn so deeply that we despair of digging ourselves out. Some…
The Southern University Visual Arts Gallery in Frank Hayden Hall is showing artist and Geismar native Malaika Favorite's work in the solo show, "Exploring the Mediums," through Feb. 28.