Hollywood came to Lafayette for the cast party of Bullet Films’ latest Lafayette-based project, Weather Wars. On a beautiful moonlit night, gorgeous young actors Erin Cahill, Jason London, Wes Brown and Todor Chapkanov outshone the stars on the poolside patio of George and Roxanne Graham’s River Ranch home. Stunning blonde Angela Meredith showed off her sparkling new engagement ring from actor-beau Griff Furst. Veteran actor Stacy Keach charmed the crowd with his laid-back manner and festive island attire. Caterer to the stars Heather Babineaux prepared a delicious spread, including crabmeat stuffed mushrooms with demi glaze and white wine, bacon-wrapped shrimp in Tiger Sauce and cane syrup reduction, freshwater mozzarella with prosciutto bruschetta and tuna ceviche with mango. City-Parish President Joey Durel presented Honorary Cajun proclamations to the cast, as well as über-producer Ken Badish and his wife, Jennifer. But the real scene-stealers were Chapkanov’s adorable 3-year-old daughter, Lea, and Brown’s precious year-old, Amanda. Showing the filmmakers some Cajun hospitality were Pat and Cheryl Ottinger, Dr. Kip Schumacher, Mary Ann Diel, Jackie Lyle, Councilman Sam Doré and Sandy and Mitch Landry.
|Stacy Keach, and Sandy and Mitch Landry||Jason London, Erin Cahill, Todor Chapkanov
and Griff Furst
|Todor, Lea and Iva Chapkanov||Angela Meredith and Griff Furst,
and Mary Ann Diel and Dr. Kip Schumacher
|Joey Durel and Jason London||Ken Badish, George Graham and Daniel Lewis|
|Jennifer and Ken Badish||Roxy Graham and Jennifer Badish|
|Stacy Keach, Roxy and George Graham,
Jason London and Erin Cahill
|Merribeth, Amanda and Wes Brown|
|Daniel and Brandy Lewis||Tiffany and Cullen London, and Heather Babineaux|
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
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Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.