Family plays a big part of Mardi Gras revelry in Acadiana

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP King Gaberiel LXXVII Dewitt David, Jr. waves to the crowd Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 during the King's Parade on Mardi Gras Day in Lafayette, La..

Mardi Gras in south Louisiana is about more than beads, beer and parties, although there’s certainly plenty of all three of those. For some, it’s also a special time to celebrate tradition with family. The family aspects of Carnival were evident in the crowds lining the parade routes in… Continue reading →

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Lewis: This Super Bowl victory a special one for Archie

Associated Press file photo -- Archie Manning

As they’ve done five times before, Archie and Olivia Manning flew to their Oxford, Mississippi, condo Monday for some post-Super Bowl decompressing. When you’ve had two sons twice each quarterback their teams to the top of the football world and play for the… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge Music Studios continues to grow

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Austin Ardoin, 11, plays guitar with his band, The Elemental 5, in 2014 during the band's performance at Yvette Marie's Cafe after a week of band camp hosted by Baton Rouge Music Studios, the educational music venue which is looking to expand its services.

As Baton Rouge Music Studios rolls into another year, the local educational venue is looking north for ideas on expanding. BRMS director of programs and owner Doug Gay said the musical academy is partnering with the Real School of Music in… Continue reading →


Food & Dining

Review: Seafood and steaks, Duke’s does it right

Photo by Randy Bergeron -- 'Duke'd Up' oysters at Duke's Seafood and Steakhouse

Duke’s Seafood and Steakhouse is new to Watson, but there’s an old hand in the kitchen. Duke Landry grew up in his family’s restaurant business, Don’s Seafood, and is a five-time U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. Landry and business partner Rudy Chandler, a… Continue reading →




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