Besides eating and shopping, what's the third luxury people engage in over the holidays? Think a huge tub of popcorn and stadium seating ' the movie theater's red carpet is the place to be seen. Party Girl just saw Spanglish, and let me tell you, I have a new respect for Adam Sandler. Closer is also on my list of movies to see, and I can't wait to spend a night with Jude Law. Ray was also a blockbuster this season, and members of Lil' Band O' Gold along with Marc Broussard put down their instruments to head to the movies in remembrance of fellow musician Ray Charles. LBOG singer, drummer, and swamp pop "Godfather" Warren Storm gushed that "Ray was definitely the best movie that I've seen in a long time." He also admitted, "I ain't been to the picture show since the '60s." Glad you made it out to the movies, Warren, and thanks for remembering Party Girl during the holidays.
Wrapping up my holiday party coverage, Gachassin Law Firm and Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic kicked off the month of December with their seventh annual Silver Bell Soiree, an evening of delicious food, jazz, and silent auction items at Ã la carte. This year's soiree netted about $25,000, all of which went to LCHCC, a local nonprofit that provides health care to the working uninsured. Now, that rings Party Girl's bell!
Each year Antler's fills its downtown restaurant with friends, family, and staff for its Toys for Tots Christmas Party. Everybody gets all dolled up, and Party Girl has to say there's usually some good lookin' guys floating around the downtown eating institution. Frank and Julie Breaux and Jennifer and Johnny Walters cleaned up well, too. Julie went for classic black with a sparkling sash, while Jennifer chose a holiday blue-patterned strapless dress with a sash. Tres belle!
Also celebrating its supporters was The Lafayette Museum Association at its 21st annual Patrons' Party at the historic Alexandre Mouton House. Guests were greeted with holiday music by violinists Morgan Bares and Rebecca Molyneaux as they climbed the front steps of the porch decked in greenery and velvet ribbons. Large topiaries of jeweled fruit and satin ribbon decorated the front hall, and several "tea girls," grandchildren and nieces of members, collected coats and passed trays filled with party foods. Each year the home is decorated by local designers and florists and stays open during the month of December for tours. Those guys deserve a toast for their work. Party Girl also wants to toast to the Mardi Gras season upon us and the many king cakes to come!
Party On! ' PG
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
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Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.