Music company representing Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison sues Denham Springs restaurant

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jimmy Buffett joins Allen Toussaint on the Acura Stage on the second Saturday of Jazz Fest 2014 in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison and Bret Michaels are featured artists in a lawsuit filed against a Mexican restaurant in Denham Springs. Broadcast Music Inc. earlier this month sued Papi’s Fajita Factory on South Range Avenue for copyright infringement. In a civil complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge on Dec. 8, BMI and various… Continue reading →

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Emails show LSU board member helped set up Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial prayer rally at PMAC

Bobby Jindal

A member of the LSU Board of Supervisors played a key role in helping select the… Continue reading →

Causeway officials see hope in railings designed to keep vehicles out of Lake Pontchartrain

The truck speeds toward the bridge railing at over 60 mph. On impact, puffs of white can be… Continue reading →

Got Christmas plans Friday? Watch out for strong storms in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Fighting the wind and rain, Lee Nkin tries to stay dry under a plastic sheet while walking up Burbank Drive near LSU as stormy weather hits Baton Rouge.

With cooler temperatures Thursday and a forecast for a rainy day Friday, it appears as if winter weather… Continue reading →

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Causeway officials see hope in railings designed to keep vehicles out of Lake Pontchartrain

The truck speeds toward the bridge railing at over 60 mph. On impact, puffs of white can be seen as the tires explode, shards of glass and metal… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --   Madeleine Smith, 14 months, hangs an ornament on a Christmas tree as the Marine Corps Band of New Orleans plays one of four Christmas concerts in south Louisiana Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Northshore Harbor Center near Slidell. The Marines will return to Slidell on Wednesday, Dec. 17, for their annual Toys for Tots distribution.

Video: Wishing you Happy Holidays from The Advocate

The Advocate gives a different type of breaking news notification. Leslie and Donney Rose deliver a holiday poem to Advocate followers to wish readers and web users a… Continue reading →

Sports

Report: Michigan ups the ante for Jim Harbaugh to $48 million; school declines comment

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the media after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the 49ers 17-7 in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the University of Michigan continues to make a push for San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to be its new football coach and is reportedly offering $48 million. If Harbaugh accepts the offer… Continue reading →

Entertainment

Pride of Acadiana band heads to N.O.

Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- The Pride of Acadiana Marching Band leads the second line parade down Canal Street and through the French Quarter for last year's New Orleans Bowl.

The French Quarter’s Thursday night special was a mix of Christmas cheer and Pride of Acadiana. This seems to have become a holiday tradition as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns prepare to play their fourth New Orleans Bowl on… Continue reading →

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Bites of History: Christmas sweets have a long history around the world

Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles  --  The no-bake Nanaimo Bar is common on Canadian Christmas cookie platters and is inextricably tied to the City of Nanaimo.

Let’s all climb on board Santa’s sleigh and take a trip back in time to learn the origins of some of those sweets we love scarfing down this time of year. One of the oldest Christmas cakes is the much maligned,… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

The Plant: Whimsical name, seriously good food

Advocate photo by GEORGE MORRIS -- The Plant restaurant in Plaquemine offers a whole new take on shrimp and grits.

First, a confession: We’re kind of partial to businesses with a hint of cleverness in their names. Not having been to The Library bar off LSU’s campus, we still can’t help but enjoy the wry joke as students tell others of their evening… Continue reading →

Photos

Gallery: WWII veteran signs B-17 wing panel

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- John Young, a World War II veteran, signs a piece of a wing from a WWII plane Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at his home in Baton Rouge.

john Young was only 20 when he was almost killed during an Allied bombing run targeting Berlin in February 1945. Young, a Louisiana native who is now 90 years old, was a turret gunner with the 384th Bomb Group when his plane,… Continue reading →

Columnists

Pat Shingleton’s Weather News for Dec. 19, 2014

During episodes of cold weather, Chester Greenwood was cursed with throbbing, aching ears. They would change color when the temperature dipped below freezing. His ears would first turn pale white, then vivid red and finally blue. As noted in a previous… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Baton Rouge police on lookout for suspect who robbed Circle K near LSU campus

Baton Rouge police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery at a Circle K on Brightside Drive near LSU's campus Monday.

Baton Rouge police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery at a Circle K on Brightside Drive near LSU's campus Monday. The suspect approached the front counter and pulled out a gun while demanding cash from the register. He fled with… Continue reading →

Business

Baton Rouge casino winnings drop in November

Winnings at Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos plunged in November, dropping 10.1 percent from what they brought in during November 2013. The riverboats brought in $21.7 million in November, compared with almost $24.2 million in November 2013, according to figures released… Continue reading →

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