Arts + Culture

Alexander Books collects new stories for its second edition

New owners aim to make the beloved used bookstore a hub for Acadiana’s stories, identities and memories.

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They used to make gumbo with bear lard, and other conversations with author Ken Wells

In his new book, author Ken Wells weaves another chapter of gumbo apocrypha, charting a course through what he calls the “gumbo belt” to tease out the greater meaning of it all.

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Carpe Diem grows up

Wines, digestifs and intimate décor will tempt the after-dinner crowd to the Downtown staple.

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Old Dog, tasty new tricks

February marked the end of an era. Blue Dog Café announced its endless brunch did indeed have an end. Taking its place is a new menu akin to the lunch and dinner offerings that made their debut alongside the restaurant’s new executive chef, Ryan Trahan, last year.

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At the drawing table with Peter DeHart and Burton Durand

Among nearly 4,000 submissions, Lafayette polymath illustrators DeHart and Durand were named winners in Communication Arts Magazine’s 60th Annual Illustration Competition.

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Primo’s peppers will torch Tennessee on new Popeyes dish

As it turns out, Primo’s peppers didn’t need to hold the Guinness World Record to attract the attention of Popeyes.

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Funk, soul brother: Akie Bermiss talks about how he joined Lake Street Dive

Bermiss talks competition among music school geeks (or the lack thereof), joining a band on a never-ending tour and the ins and outs of defying musical categories.

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Cauchemar, Shaq and other Louisiana folklore: This year’s Krewe de Canailles marches on

This year, the parade without barriers gets an expanded route and a new theme: Louisiana folklore. Organizer Paul Kieu weighs in via email on local pronunciation, local folklore (Shaq), pho profanity and more.

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Gold recycled in reach

Jewelry maker JelLyn Morvant’s latest collection marries luxury and recycled goods, artistry and craftsmanship, earthiness and glam.

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Big Laughs, Little Lafs

In three years, Lafayette’s comedy scene has blown up and shows no signs of slowing

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In Thanksgiving: chicken pies for the soul

As Thanksgiving approaches, my aunts and cousins have lovingly resurrected my grandmother’s recipes as best they can, creating a meal that represents gratitude and honors her legacy.

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The Band is back

Two dozen Lafayette musicians revive their detailed reenactment of The Band’s farewell concert doc, The Last Waltz

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