Friends and fans of Aileen Bennett joined her in celebration of the launch of her second book, Using People, at Tsunami’s Lounge Gallery. The event was hosted by Dexcomm, the Message Experts. Guests were treated to free food and drinks including the signature drink 8300 created especially for the event, also courtesy of Dexcomm. Bennett was on hand to sign copies of the book and mingled with guests who came out to show their support. The release party also honored the more than 20 Acadiana residents who participated in the book’s creation. For more information on Using People, visit UsingPeople.com or Facebook.com/UsingPeople.
Patrons buzzed with anticipation as they walked across the red-carpeted entrance to LITE for the world premier screening of the documentary Lafayette: The Lost Hero, hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, La Fondation Louisiane, the Marquis de Lafayette 250th Anniversary Committee and Lafayette Consolidated Government. Prior to the sneak peek, guests got into the mood for the viewing with a beautiful vocal rendition of “Le Marseilles.” And what a fascinating story it was about Lafayette’s courageous namesake, who helped fight the battle for our country’s freedom. After the film, viewers attended a champagne reception on the deck and lobby exquisitely decorated by Event Rental. Café
Vermilionville provided the fabulous fare, Mello Joy served the freshly brewed coffee and Chantal Dowty donated the delicious champagne. Proceeds support programming for LPB and sending an Acadiana-area student to study in France through La Fondation Louisiane. Attending the festive fête were Julie Calzone, Christian M. Goudeau, Virginia Stuller and LPB President Beth Courtney.
|Jeremy Broussard and Aileen Bennett||Dexcomm President Jamey Hopper with
his wife, Janine, and Aileen Bennett
|Jamey Hopper and Aileen Bennett||Dexcomm Logo Sushi Rolls|
|Andrea and Ken Veron||Antoine Filippi, chef de cuisine Michael Collins
and Micah Collins
|Michael Collins, Ken Veron and Jan Skinner||Dan Hare, Jessica LeJeune and Antoine Filippi|
|Debbie Michael and Jeanne Smith||Lynne and Joey Durel and Mazie Movassaghi|
|George and Roxanne Graham and Jan Skinner||Sharon Moss, Dr. Curtis Roy and Julie Calzone|
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
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
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.