Dr. Tommy Comeaux’s legend plays on. By Anna Purdy
If the measure of a man is how well he treats his friends, a new ruler needs to be made for the late Tommy Comeaux. Fifteen years after his death, both friends and strangers revere and remember Comeaux.
Local theater troupe Acting Up (in Acadiana) kicks off a year of activities celebrating the world’s most famous bard. By Erin Z. Bass
Led by Amy Waguespack, Acting Up (in Acadiana)’s Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble started in 2001. Waguespack had created a similar program at the University of Maine and wanted to introduce kids in Lafayette to William Shakespeare when she moved to town. Now, 10 years later, the theater camp is filled to capacity and has been so successful that Waguespack, along with local architect Hector LaSala, who’s served as set designer since the camp’s inception, are looking to franchise the idea.
How one hometown hero deals with making it big
By Emily Henagan • Photos by Scott Clause
Wearing a midnight-colored henley and faded dark denim as he’s greeted with deafening screeches from his predominately female audience at Crowley’s Rice Theatre, Hunter Hayes certainly looks the part of the next country heartthrob. He also possesses a savoir faire that is unparalleled, one that makes this Breaux Bridge native apt to handle the spotlight while still keeping his local color.
One nonprofit creates fur pieces that might make PETA proud. By Emily Henagan.
Photos by Robin May
Those big-toothed creatures that resemble a hybrid between a beaver and a rat, gliding through Girard Park’s lake, Louisiana marshes and swamps, may find another home — in your closet — if Cree McCree and her team of fashion designers, scientists and supporters have anything to do with it.
Mississippi bluesman Paul Thorn brings his authentic vibe to Lafayette. By David Egan
Paul Thorn is a rare and exceptional singer-songwriter who draws from a colorful palette of redneck preachers, pimps, trailer parks, firework stands and even ass-whippings on national television, while turning wickedly clever phrases and exploring fresh harmonic landscapes.
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