According to The Krewe of Xanadu, Mardi Gras colors are green, gold, purple and pink. The krewe of women announced this year's theme as "Bling, Bling, It's a Girl Thing," much approved by Party Girl. P.J. Naomi and Donna Lyon served as king and queen, and their royal costumes incorporated Tiffany blue and gold and jeweled rhinestones. About his reign as king, P.J. says, "I was ecstatic to be chosen. I had a wonderful, wonderful time with the ladies. Everyone treated me really well." The ball's decorations focused on everything girly, following the theme of "What Women Want," including chocolates, roses, love, romance and diamonds. The exciting atmosphere proved that girls really do just want to have fun!
Joey Billeaud, who turned the big 50 this year, is a pro at celebrating Fat Tuesday. Joey reaped the benefits of having a birthday during Mardi Gras season when long-time companion Edward Fremin threw him a fabulous party. The men welcomed guests to their eclectic home on Jefferson Island, with a cocktail buffet of beef tenderloin and fresh shrimp remoulade; excellent kibbe and grape leaves from Cedar Deli completed the spread. And for dessert, why have birthday cake when you can have a Royal Mardi Gras Cake from Anjo's Bakery, most appropriate as Billeaud is a past king of Apollo. Guests who attended the black tie masquerade included Joan Heymann, Bubba Watts, Tina and Philip Fremin and Kathy Gerami, who served as interior designer for the restoration of the Joseph Jefferson House on the island. The evening ended with the presentation of a grand Louis XVI clock to the birthday boy. What a Happy Birthday!
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School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
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JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
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Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
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Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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