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
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.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
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.