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
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.