Comedian Brian Regan brings tour to Baton Rouge

Photo by Brian Friedman --Brian Regan

Whether he’s quipping about his ongoing battle with the bathroom scale, that unfortunate soul manning the airport’s lost luggage office, or the over-categorization at the greeting card store, comedian Brian Regan cracks you up. The veteran funnyman sells out shows around the country, recently popped up in the Chris Rock feature film project “Top Five,”… Continue reading →

Movies

Bayou Corne’s collapse among sinkholes examined by NOVA

Photo provided by WGBH -- The Bayou Corne sinkhole, seen here in October 2012, will be one of the suibjects of PBS' NOVA installment,, 'Sinkholes-Buried Alive.'

As Jeffrey Bush slept in his Florida home, a sinkhole opened beneath his bed one night in February 2013 and pulled him into the depths, never to be seen again. An entire community was abandoned in Pilatos, Spain, in the 1970s because… Continue reading →

Video

Street Performer Series: Dancer Jennifer Jones

Advocate photo by KEVIN MCQUARN --- Jennifer Jones, daughter of the legendary musician Joe Jones, is a New Orleans street performer. She has been performing for nearly 10 years.

Jennifer Jones, daughter of the legendary musician Joe Jones, has been a New Orleans street performer for nearly 10 years. One of the last things her father said to her before his death was to “heal the people.” Jones believes that by making… Continue reading →

Red

Baton Rouge couple will appear on ‘Steve Harvey’

NBC photo by -- GENIE LAVINE -- Steve Harvey, right, interviews Baton Rouge newlyweds Max and Bonnie Kate Zoghbi.

Baton Rouge newlyweds Bonnie Kate Pourciau Zoghbi and Max Zoghbi will tell their love story on “Steve Harvey” at 10 a.m. Tuesday on WAFB, Channel 9 (cable Channel 7), and 3 p.m. on WBXH, Channel 39 (cable Channel 16).… Continue reading →

Music

Revisiting a trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras: Paul McCartney recalls ‘My Carnival’ on ‘Venus and Mars’ re-release

Photo by SidneySmithPhotos.com -- Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, dressed as clowns for Mardi Gras, 1975

During the 1975 Carnival season in New Orleans, Paul McCartney celebrated his first and only Mardi Gras. Forty years ago this month, McCartney, his wife, Linda, and members of the former Beatle’s 1970s band, Wings, flew to New Orleans… Continue reading →

Entertainment & Calendars

Bayou Corne’s collapse among sinkholes examined by NOVA

Photo provided by WGBH -- The Bayou Corne sinkhole, seen here in October 2012, will be one of the suibjects of PBS' NOVA installment,, 'Sinkholes-Buried Alive.'

As Jeffrey Bush slept in his Florida home, a sinkhole opened beneath his bed one night in February 2013 and pulled him into the depths, never to be seen again. An entire community was abandoned in Pilatos, Spain, in the 1970s because… Continue reading →

Video Games

‘Zelda,’ ‘Batman’ among anticipated games due in 2015

Photo provided by Nintendo -- Developers for 'The Legend of Zelda' promise that Link’s actions will have the ability to reshape his fantasy world.

Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game installments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic… Continue reading →

Arts

LSU concert highlights students

Photo provided by the LSU School of Music -- The LSU Trombone Choir will be among the many student ensembles featured in the LSU School of Music's annual nonstop concert, Concert Spectacular on Friday, Jan. 30, in the LSU Student Union Theater.

Audience members were few in the early days. Fans of the LSU School of Music’s Concert Spectacular might find this hard to believe, but Bill Grimes remembers. He produced the school’s first nonstop concert in collaboration with… Continue reading →

Books

Ex-literary agency aide makes nonfiction debut with ‘Salinger Year’

'My Salinger Year' by Joanna Rakoff

“My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff. Knopf, 2014. $25.95. Joanna Rakoff’s nonfiction debut chronicles her year spent as the assistant to the head of a literary agency in Manhattan in the late 1990s. The agency’s… Continue reading →