Art enthusiasts came together with members of the AcA to celebrate the grand opening of the center’s theater and a café. Guests toured the space and mingled over plates piled high with hors d’oeuvres provided by The French Press and drinks from the AcA’s new bar. Among the guests was businessman and patron of the arts James Devin Moncus, who made a gift of $1.5 million to the AcA (the theater is named for him).
Feathers, frills and fine art abounded Oct. 21 for the UL Lafayette College of the Art’s first ever Beaux-Arts Ball. The black tie masquerade affair took place at the Petroleum Club where 200 guests helped themselves to fine food, wine and spirits. The Nouveau String Band plucked away new and old tunes to set a lively tone for the fundraising event, which also kicked off the residency of Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet with the College of the Arts. Several guests sported elaborate headdresses or costumes to reflect the theme “Re-new, Re-Vision, Re-cycle,” but most simply sported a mask with their finery.
Lafayette held its first ever Fashion Week Preview, showcasing New York Fashion Week Designer Luis Machicao, local businesses Stella & Dot, Pink Paparatzi Couture, Andreé Greig, Indrea Gordon, artist Hope Hebert and the UL Fashion Department. Held in conjunction with a scholarship fundraiser for a Lafayette senior to attend a local university in art, fashion or design, the event was hosted by Lafayette’s Ashley Jolet and Tyler Hebert. Among the surprising (and shocking) fashions were cocktail dresses made from garbage bags, metal rings and newspapers, and jackets constructed with bubble wrap.
|Renee Roberts, Sharon Moss and Sarah Moss||Ruth and James Moncus and Ed Abell|
|Art theater ribbon cutting||Ashley Bell (front), Philippe Callais, Sunnie Diaz,
Abigail Comeau, Gabe Andrews, Alison Zerangue,
Megan Merriman and Collette Prudhomme
|Burton Durand||Rob Davis, Jan Davis, Rob Guidry, Belinda Guidry,
Rob Bush and Julie Bush
|Dane Castille, Samuel Richard, Mariah Comeaux
and Debbie Quebedeaux
|Dustin Hebert, Emily Gautreaux and Cameron Blake|
|Lance Gardner and Thomas Simmons||Giorgio Russo, Beau Nunez and Matt Thibodeaux|
|Marlow Veillon, Amy Rider, Chandra Trahan,
Dawn Landry and Melanie Carrier
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.