All was glitter and gold for Michael Lavergne’s 35th Age of Aquarius Golden Gala & Dance Party Extravaganza at the Blue Moon Saloon. Admission was a gold item of clothing or accessories, and boy, did the guests outdo themselves with disco-inspired attire and out-of-sight afro wigs. The dance floor was transformed into a discotheque with tiered gold foil chandeliers and glitzy kitschy décor. By midnight, dance-frenzied guests had torn down the chandeliers and were using them as hoola hoops (including Party Girl, naturally) and wearing Crime Scene tape as accessories. What a wild scene! Dancing the night away in the packed house were Lavergne’s PASA colleagues and his closest friends.
|Paige Krause and Amy Venable||Heather Newman, Michael Lavergne, Jason Crooks
and Kate Lemoine
|Ross Fontenot and Michael Lavergne||Michael Lavergne and Jason Crooks|
|Paige Krause, Kevin Ancelet, Corey Faul,
Jason Crooks and Colin Miller
|Jason Carroll and Regina Reviere|
|Paul Cockrell, and Tricia and Stafford Barnett||Lian Cheramie a/k/a Cookie Bouillion
and Mandy Migues
Karen Lippman’s outdoor poolside patio was the scene for the King Cake, Champagne and Super Bowl party co-hosted by Lippman, Karmen Blanco and Lisa Hanchey. Big game hunter Duaine Demny cooked up a tender venison backstrap cut in strips, stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeno and wrapped in bacon. Hanchey served up a massive pot of taco soup with fixings, and a cheesy black eyed pea dip in honor of the halftime entertainers, The Black Eyed Peas, and chef John Panaro went the gourmet route with spicy deer sausage over creamy polenta. For dessert, Gail Wolf prepared an exquisite chocolate éclair cake, served alongside an assortment of king cakes from Southside Bakery and Gambino’s.
|Brad Colgin and Duaine Demny||Duaine Demny and Karen Lippman|
|Patti Reed and Michelle Strohe||Janice Hebert, Gail Wolf and Teri Stelly|
|Karmen Blanco, Duaine Demny, Emily Guilbeau,
Brad Colgin, Karen Lippman, Johanna Villarreal
and Gail Wolf
|Jason Rhodes, Kris Wartelle and
Teri Stelly (front row); Johanna Villarreal
and Brad Colgin (middle row); Duaine
Demny, Karen Lippman, Karmen Blanco,
Amy Romero and Stephen Fournet
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.
New Iberia colonial or Broussard traditional home
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.
Fiery style for game day
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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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Google vs. Amazon in drone race; more deaths in Syria; Russia escalates Ukraine conflict and more national and international news for Friday, August 29, 2014.
High-profile criminal defense attorney Daniel Stanford awaits his fate in the Curious Goods conspiracy trial.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is set to put the kibosh on the legal ownership of monkeys trained to help the disabled, and the agency wants to know what you think.
A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.
Three bedroom Port Barre cottage or three bedroom historic district Opelousas home
No laboring for shoppers this holiday
It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a South Louisiana flood board that is suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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.
The attention surrounding Victor White III has spiked with the release of last week’s autopsy report, which has raised a number of serious questions about the night of his death and has put the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under an increased wave of scrutiny as more national media outlets are jumping on the story, most recently seen on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
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.
Three bedroom traditional or two bedroom Victorian cottage