Running a close second to Festival performances was Paul Thorn's performance at L'Eglise recently. Lafayette clothier Frank Camalo produced the rollicking fundraiser for the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Memorial Endowed Fund for Traditional Music at UL Lafayette. Merilyn Crain's L'Eglise turned out to be a perfect venue for the Mississippi-born Thorn's unique revival version of downhome rock 'n' roll and blues. The generous musician also donated an original painting to the cause, and Bradley Chastant was high bidder (his wife Mary says it will go over the mantle). Frankie Harris, Ronnie Mahtook, Allen and Winnie Bacque, Charles and Mo Trent, Tom Bertuccini, AndrÃ© Fruge, Bo and Dianne Billeaud and David and Diane Legendre joined in the chorus for the closing number, "Will The Circle be Unbroken?" Hallelujiah! Rumor has it that Thorn will be back, so don't miss the reprise.
Outside of Lafayette, a few lucky guys had the chance to travel to the Sunshine State for a VIP taste of America's favorite pastime. Kevin Morgan, a native of Duson and director of minor league operations for the New York Mets, invited three of his high school buddies to the Mets Spring Training Camp. A weekend with a bunch of baseball players? Party Girl would have found her way into the suitcase for that trip! Keith Miller, Girard Perkins and Patrick Anderson, who played baseball with Kevin at Acadiana High School, spent three days basking in Port St. Lucie's beautiful 70-degree weather, watching some of baseball's most popular pros. "One of the most personable guys was Pedro Martinez," says Keith. "He has a great sense of humor." The guys plan on attending next year, so y'all save some room for Party Girl.
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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
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
NOLA Bowl ready prints