While I had a fabulous time in Lake Charles, Party Girl can't stay away from the charitable events in her hometown for long. Back in Lafayette, Family Violence Intervention Program held its annual Feast & Follies fundraiser at the City Club last month, with its own local Vegas-style entertainment. Director Cathy Broussard and her daughter Ashley outdid themselves! Blond bombshell Marilyn Monreaux made an appearance, followed by "The King" Shawn Roy as Elvis Presley. Elvis had his own "Sinsational Sisters" backing him up. After everyone got all shook up, the delightful gospel group In Jesus' Name calmed everyone down, and Brad Broussard took the floor for some Boudreaux & Thibodeaux jokes. Just when I thought the event was winding down, Shawn wooed his ladies once again with a Rodgers & Hammerstein number that was the icing on the cake!
Despite all these festivities, we still have to fit into our bathing suits this summer, and the upcoming Games of Acadiana is the perfect way to support a good cause and get in shape. Gearing up for its event August 20, the Games unveiled its 2005 collector's edition poster at Studio One 2 One during the May ArtWalk. Designed by John Perret of 3 Wize Monkeez fame, the poster incorporates the monkeys and was also influenced by the work of Earl Hebert. It's quite fitting that Perret was chosen as the artist this year, as he was the uncle and godfather of Miles Perret, for whom the games are dedicated. The invitation-only event served hors d'oeuvres and cocktails before the start of ArtWalk and included some 300 people. Party Girl left with a signed poster, of course.
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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
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry.
Holiday party with style
Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
Let ’em know and you could win a $250 night out.