Arts + Culture

Fashion strong: Morgan Pete The model, author and activist spreads the gospel of self love to Acadiana.

Last week, the semi-annual sartorial showcase known as New York Fashion Week, or #nyfw to those more digitally inclined, left a splattering of headlines in its wake. Beyond the predictable celebrity drama and season’s must-haves (hold on to your prairie dresses), the biggest cultural moments stemmed from who walked the runway — not just what they wore.

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Current Calendar 9/19-9/25

This week around Acadiana: Folksy blues at the Heymann Center, parking spaces come alive, Keith Frank does DTA, raising money for Cite des Arts, and an experiment in networked music making.

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Current Calendar 9/12-9/18 The cool stuff that's happening this week in Lafayette

This week around Acadiana: Plate Lunchapalooza, the Friends of the Library fall book sale, Battle of the Salons, and more.

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Bending to Bob ACA screens ‘Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs’ Thursday, Sept. 13

“Bending Lines” is a portrait of an eccentric, yet brilliant artist who kept working on his precise, geometric sculptures into his old age as his eyesight and hearing were deteriorating.

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Plate lunch paradise Get out to Sugar Mill Pond Saturday, Sept. 15, for Plate Lunchapalooza

People from all over Acadiana will come together Saturday, Sept. 15, to celebrate the area’s favorite meal: the plate lunch.

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Arts Beat: 9/5 – 9/11

All the cool stuff you can do in one Lafayette week.

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The partners behind Spoonbill. From left to right: Adam Loftin, Jeremy Conner, Stephen Verret.

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant lands in the old Filling Station

Angling for a fall 2018 opening, a new Downtown concept is ready for the bright neon lights.

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New book pays homage to contemporary Creole trail riders

Eighty-eight, black-and-white photographs reveal an intimate glimpse into South Louisiana’s vibrant trail riding associations.

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That thing about the Acadiana flag isn’t really about the flag

A civil rights researcher, Rick Swanson has spent the better part of the last two years probing Acadiana’s racial scars and open wounds in public presentations.

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‘Rift’ in the scene

No matter the stats, the hustle, or the popularity, Forming the Void has built around its five-year-run, the hometown shows don’t pull the same response the band finds around the rest of the globe.

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Special session — Joel Savoy talks new release with Kelli Jones, ‘Toi, Tu Joues à L’amour’

Joel Savoy and Kelli Jones have played music onstage and on records together for more than a decade. Until last summer, however, the duo had never made time to record their own project.

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Savannah Vinsant Thompson Soars To New Heights After winning the U.S. National Trampoline Championship last month in a major comeback, the Olympian and local business owner reveals she’s charting a new path for her future.

At age 19 in London, the Lafayette-area native became the first U.S. woman to reach an Olympic trampoline final. Now she’s charting a new course.

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