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.
Party On! ' PG
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
Three bedroom in Port Barre or two bedroom in Opelousas
US cities bidding on Olympics; Guard prevents more Ferguson riots; storm threatens travel and more national and international news for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father.
Fate simply wasn't ready to give the New Orleans Saints a break from longtime nemesis Steve Smith.