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  • Lafayette Weekly (January 18-24, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (January 18-24, 2020)

    As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy this week, I would like to honor the racially defying artists that made South Louisiana a mecca for unique American music. Rhythm and blues and rock and roll had a big part in the civil rights movement, and our local artists had their role in

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  • King Cakes

    King Cakes

    Most people think of Mardi Gras as our season of merriment before Lent. Still, many of our traditions, such as the sweet and decorative king cake, actually begin with Christmas. King cakes date back to 12th century France when a cake was baked on the eve of Jan. 6 with a small token hidden inside.

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  • It's Crawfish Season, Y'all!

    It's Crawfish Season, Y'all!

    Crawfish, also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans found in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana. Crawfish have become as much a staple of Cajun & Creole culinary culture as the accordion or fiddle is to our music. The crawfish season differs from

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  • Lafayette Weekly - (January 11-17, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly - (January 11-17, 2021)

    Although most Mardi Gras events have been canceled due to the recent peak in covid-19 cases, folks in Lafayette are still finding ways to celebrate. Whether it’s at home or at regulated outdoor venues, there is plenty of great Louisiana music to catch this week. Lost Bayou Rambler founder and singer

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  • Lafayette Weekly - (January 4-10, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly - (January 4-10, 2021)

    Mardi Gras season is upon us now that we’re in the new year. While we traditionally take down Christmas decorations on 12th night, we also put up our purple, green, and gold. Although this year’s carnival will be different due to COVID restrictions, the spirit in Lafayette is still alive. There’s

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  • Lafayette Weekly (December 28-January 3, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (December 28-January 3, 2021)

    There probably will never be a more welcomed new year in our lifetime than 2021. Live music is often a big part of closing out the holiday season, and there are options to enjoy some local sounds in person, or virtually this New Year’s Eve. Rock n’ Bowl de Lafayette has been consistent with

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  • Lafayette Weekly (December 21-27, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (December 21-27, 2020)

    Unlike most years, the amount of music to catch this week in Lafayette is limited. That being said, you'll still have the opportunity to hear some holiday favorites and locally rooted sounds during this Christmas holiday. Lafayette based crooner Marco Savvy will perform a set of spirited standards a

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  • Lafayette Weekly (December 14-20, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (December 14-20, 2020)

    There's quite a bit of music to catch this week in Lafayette. The Blue Monday Mission returns to their new location, The Grouse Room, on Monday night. The live music venue will be hosting concerts in their courtyard while COVID-19 regulations are in place. Lafayette based pop group, The Good Dudes

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  • Affordable Eats: 10 Dishes Under $10

    Affordable Eats: 10 Dishes Under $10

    Lafayette is a foodie town without pretension. Even James Beard recognized chefs serve up incredible dishes at reasonable prices. There are plenty of opportunities to taste your way through the world-famous culinary specialties of Cajun Country without breaking the budget. Dwight's Image courtesy

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  • Instagram-Worthy Spots in Lafayette

    Instagram-Worthy Spots in Lafayette

    These days capturing the perfect photo for your Instagram feed is almost a necessity. Whether you're from Lafayette or just visiting, many places in the area serve as the perfect backdrop! We have gathered some "hidden" and not-so-hidden spots that will surely take your Insta-game to the next level!

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  • Lafayette Weekly - (December 7-13, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly - (December 7-13, 2020)

    While we're still navigating how to live in the midst of rising COVID cases, Lafayette has been creative in ways to enjoy live music. The Acadiana Center for the Arts is presenting their Socially Distanced Concert series kickoff with local soul songster Ray Boudreaux along with special guests Julian

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  • Lafayette Weekly - (November 30-December 6, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly - (November 30-December 6, 2020)

    It’s starting to feel like Christmas in Acadiana now that Thanksgiving’s over and the cold weather moving in. As per holiday tradition, Downtown Alive will host the lighting of the tree at Parc Sans Souci. Zydeco multi-instrumentalist Curley Taylor will provide the soundtrack to the Friday evening

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  • Movies Filmed Around Acadiana

    Movies Filmed Around Acadiana

    In the last 15 years, Louisiana has acquired the nickname "Hollywood South" thanks to early 2000s

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  • Lafayette Weekly (November 16-22, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (November 16-22, 2020)

    There's plenty of great local music to catch this week in the Hub City, with some of the biggest names from Our area scheduled to play. Grammy winning fiddler Michael Doucet will be featured for Café Vermilionville’s Courtyard Concert Series Wednesday evening. Doucet will be accompanied by

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  • Brunch in Lafayette

    Brunch in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. We in Louisiana are natural-born brunchers. We essentially invented its modern form. Lafayette

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  • Papa Noël

    Papa Noël

    You can go ahead and tell the kids that Santa Claus is real. According to the History channel, St. Nicholas was an actual person—a Turkish monk in the year 280 AD, known as the patron saint of children. Over the millennia, various cultures and countries have created their versions of the man in red.

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  • Lafayette Weekly (November 9-15, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (November 9-15, 2020)

    The Blue Monday jam session returns this week at the newly opened Grouse Room on Jefferson Street. Veterans of the Acadiana roots scene will gather for the first time in months to riff on standards and invite young players to the stage for the popular fundraising concert series. Accordion driven

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  • Lafayette Weekly (November 2-8, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (November 2-8, 2020)

    Like so many festivals and concert series this year, Blackpot Festival will broadcast a virtual program online. The annual cook-off and music gathering will feature many of their regular artists such as zydeco legend Preston Frank, Tejano ambassadors Los Texmaniacs, and host band The Revelers.

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  • Lafayette Weekly (October 26-November 1, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (October 26-November 1, 2020)

    If you’re looking for music to compliment your Halloween experience, there’s plenty to choose from. Accordion queen Sheryl Cormier will provide some classic Cajun sounds at the Hideaway while classic rock cover band La Roxx will take over the new Grouse Room located downtown. The Blue Moon and

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  • Lafayette Weekly (October 19-25, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (October 19-25, 2020)

    There are several options to enjoy live music in person or virtually this week in Lafayette. Local rock n' roll duo Sick Ride team up with funk and neo-soulsters Sailor Mouth for a double bill at the Grouse Room Thursday night. The former River Ranch venue recently opened its doors at their new home

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