Polyester, live music and a little liquor have one thing in common — let the competitions begin! Ever since I went to my first Polyester Power Hour Party I have been a sucker for ’70s costumes and boogying down. Outdoing my costume each year has been a difficult task when half of Lafayette rents costumes every year at the same time. Luckily Party Girl always has a back-up plan. The PO-HO — as the 99.9 KTDY crew calls it — always takes place on the Friday before Mardi Gras at NiteTown downtown. The KTDY ’70s Retro Extravaganza packed the house. Live music was provided by Krossfyre and special guest Connie Garrett doing her famous Tina Turner Tribute. NiteTown was transformed into a ’70s disco-hippie wonderland, and highlights of the evening included a Polyester Power Hour ’70s Costume Contest. The Grand Prize was a Travel Machine Cruise for two funkadelic people to travel on the CJ & Debbie Ray Sail-away 2009 aboard the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas — oh, I am so there! Mitch and Karen Trahan won the contest dressed as Gilligan and Mary Ann from the TV show Gilligan’s Island. The couple accessorized with a small white transistor radio (like the Skipper had) transformed into an mp3 player that played the Gilligan’s Island theme song. Ginger, the Professor, the Howells and an SS Minnow Life Preserver were also included in the festivities. KTDY personalities CJ Clements, Debbie Ray, Steve Wiley, JayCee, Shelley Lynne and special guest Bernadette Lee greeted “Poly Po Ho” fans from the stage, throwing T-shirts and collectible Mardi Gras beads from Beads Galore into the crowd. No one should miss The Polyester Power Hour Party; this is a place to throw back your hair and strut your groovy stuff! Party Girl will catch you on the flip side; can you dig it?
Switching gears to a more subdued setting I ventured to Grant Street on Thursday, Feb. 21, to hear and witness the soulful melodies of the subdudes. This intimate evening was part of Louisiana Crossroads’ Season 8 lineup. Grant Street overflowed with more than 350 guests, resulting in a sold-out performance for the Crescent-City-by-way-of-Colorado quintet. The V.I.P. party was held right before the show, and it was the perfect time for Party Girl to rub elbows with all the socialites in town. And besides Party Girl had to get a good seat! Among the guests there were Ann Savoy, Jim McGehee, Ed and Elaine Abell, Jerry Ramsay, Steve Pruett and Paula Pruett. I also spotted Greg David of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living handing out lots of smoke-free schwag! Don’t miss Louisiana Crossroad’s season finale on March 14 (featuring Sue Foley and this week’s cover girl Barbara Lynn) at Grant Street Dancehall. Party Girl wouldn’t miss the finale for the world! Party On! — PG
Bo Ramsay, Michael Morton, Jim McGehee, Ed and Elaine Abell
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We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.
Three bedroom in Lawtell or two bedroom in Rayne
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The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.
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Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
It wasn’t the historic slashes to higher ed funding or the ensuing tuition spikes that recently had LSU’s student body and faculty riled up in collective outrage.
"I feel it is appropriate to speak up when there are topics that are being bandied about with little or no factual data to back them."
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Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
Will $400 be enough for the re-election campaign of LPSB's Hunter Beasley to overcome two years of holding our school system hostage and hurting the education of our children all because of a personal dislike of the superintendent?
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game.
Two bedroom cottage in Lafayette or three bedroom traditional in Erath
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Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.
Coming off the high of a fourth quarter comeback against Tampa Bay and a helpful bye week, linebacker Junior Galette sees a real turnaround coming for New Orleans' struggling defense.
Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Time and again you hear people say DA Mike Harson is unbeatable because he's doled out political favors over the past 20 years. But a new lawsuit could end that speculation.
We welcome nominations from readers and leaders throughout the business community in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
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Ebola is kind of terrifying if you watch too much Fox News and CNN. Especially Fox, which makes everything look terrifying because, well, War on Christmas and Obama and all.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
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Whatever district you are in, please do your research. Find out what the schools need in order to teach. Better yet, ask your child’s teacher. They know!
Get your groove on with two free concerts in Downtown Lafayette Friday, both at Parc Sans Souci.
After the season's signature win (so far), here are some helpful tips for Cajun Nation during the conference stretch.