The Xanadu Captain's Party called for a blend of trashy and classy attire and was hosted by Captain Naomi Maraist at Le Triomphe. Guests were invited with a ticket to see Elvis live in concert, and "The King" turned out to be the Cajun Elvis and his band Tupelo. The entertainment inspired the dessert-themed menu. "We had some of The King's all-time favorites ' fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, peach cobbler, baked spiced apples with vanilla ice cream, pecan pie and frosted brownies," says Maraist. The Le Triomphe clubhouse was transformed into a Las Vegas casino, with showgirls greeting guests in Vegas attire, including Queen Xanadu XV Donna Lyon, Denise and Carson Brignac, Kim and Ron Domingue, Cara and Dane Escott, Liz Trahan, Rickey and AJ Maloney, Erin and Doug Spisak, Fred and Debbie Mills, Tom and Joan Meagher, Don and Julie Harris and Carroll and Charlotte Guinn. The Xanadu board of directors came dressed as the Memphis Mafia in black hot pants, fishnet stockings and fedoras, and the Royal Court leaned more toward the trashy rather than classy side of the theme. "As for what went on, a whole lot of craziness and wild partying," says Maraist. Party Girl expects no less with carnival season right around the corner!
It's always "festival" season for Festival International de Louisiane, and the group has been busy with its recent Pin Breakfast and unveiling of this year's three-part poster series by artist Thad Morgan. Festival did take time out to present a check from its October Amis du Festival fundraiser to Healthcare for Musicians to help local musicians and displaced New Orleans performers. The two groups gathered at Artmosphere to exchange the monies to the tune of a trio of musicians. On the Festival side, Dana CaÃ±edo and Judi Gunn presented the check to HFM's Jeanie Solis, Kathy Richard and New Orleans Musicians Clinic rep Michelle Gegenheimer. Artmosphere served up several flavored teas and a hummus appetizer with blue cheese. If y'all haven't been to Artmosphere lately, the "atmosphere" has really improved, with musicians playing the intimate indoor stage and a second back bar now open.
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September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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