It may be June, but Party Girl’s still filling up her party scrapbook with mementos from the flurry of late-spring events. Randy Newman, the singer/songwriter hailed as one of America’s best, performed in late April at the Heymann Performing Arts Center as a part of PASA’s 2007-2008 series. The gifted composer and pianist blew the socks off everyone in the audience except me, since I don’t wear socks — but I was still blown away by the show. PASA held a meet and greet with Newman backstage, and friends and sponsors of PASA got to meet and chat with the songwriting legend. Dr. Kenneth Entes, Petroleum Helicopters Inc., LaFosse Construction, KTDY, Universal Com One, Vidox and Centennial Wireless were all represented backstage — talk about folks and companies with good taste!
From one musical son of the South to a few more: Party Girl also caught up with Scott Daniels from 99.1 KXKC at the Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the Cajundome. Scott and Casey Carter were broadcasting live; it would have been the perfect time to make my debut as a live broadcaster, but there were winners from the KXKC giveaway waiting to meet Scott and Casey, so I let the KXCK crew, Bocephus and the Skynyrd gang carry the load.
From there, I followed my heart to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 8. One day a year everyone wears red to support the fight against cardiovascular disease in women. The Hilton’s Ballroom had a heart of its own, filled with red. The smallest of details were all red, such as the napkins on the table and red roses everywhere. For the first time in years, I had a healthy lunch: the menu was grilled breast of chicken, wild rice and yes, sugar-free cheesecake that tasted like the real thing. Party Girl gives special thanks to the Go Red for Women Committee and chairwoman, Sharon Moss who did such a fabulous job with the whole event. As an added bonus, the Lafayette General Dietary Department was on hand to answer questions. You should never pass up free advice when it’s about your health — or pass up the opportunity to see the latest red fashions!
Party On! — PG
Scott Daniels and Casey Carter from 99.1 KXKC broadcasting live from the Cajundome
Barbara McClees, Jeannie Oudenhoven, Janet Brauns and Ann Whitman
DeAun Faul and Judy Dunn
Jenny Minvielle and Jacque Lobue
Mindy Perioux and Monique Fremin
Monique Breaux, Megan Hebert and Monika Cormier
A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
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The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
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Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
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An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court.
Republican presidential prospects Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are planning to speak at an Iowa Christian conservative event in September.
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The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
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