The following is the winning entry for the Southern Screen 2022 Writing Competition, presented by The Current and the National Writing Project of Acadiana. You can read all of the finalists here. On Tuesdays, we read letters from Peg’s locked-up boyfriends, while sitting beneath our private canopy of Spanish moss that shielded us from both […]
Twenty-five years in the making, Berry’s new documentary is a historical portrait of New Orleans and its enduring Jazz Funeral tradition.
His first album, out later this month, caps a whirlwind year launching the former ad-man’s career in comedy. He kicked off his rapid rise with a decision to kick drugs and alcohol.
At 82, the elder statesman of swamp pop gets his due on the big stage — with a little help from some legendary admirers.
Festival International made me want to live in Lafayette. Every Festival since then has only reaffirmed that feeling. It will always hold a special place in my heart. But what makes Festival so special to me isn’t just that it’s one of the best music festivals on the planet. What makes Festival so special to […]
Festival International 2022 has a dizzying array of international and local talent. The Current’s readers, friends and staff have some pics to help you choose.
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By amplifying voices that might not otherwise have a platform, the pair behind Missing Magnolias hope their show can help broaden people’s awareness of the victims’ experience.
Brandon Ballengée’s “Art of Loneliness” offers an emotional preview to a world without the diverse creatures that bring us such wonder now.
By memorializing queer social spaces of the past, artists Jacob Broussard and Emile Mausner have created a social space where generations of Acadiana’s LGBTQIA+ community can connect.
FEASTival is almost over. Here’s a sampling of our favorite gluttonous pile-ons.
Festival International is a celebration of global sound. FEASTival is a showcase of international tastes. Flavor is everywhere.