Video: Pinwheels for Prevention

Blue pinwheels dot the south lawn at the Louisiana State Capitol, Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is a national movement which utilizes the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Blue pinwheels dot the south lawn at the Louisiana State Capitol, Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is a national movement which utilizes the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents happy, healthy kids. Each April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue pinwheels are planted throughout the nation to … Continue reading →

Video: Triumph Kitchen moves to a new home

Advocate photo by KEVIN MCQUARN -- Chris Wadsworth, founder of Triumph Kitchen, teaches students to prepare fish lunches at Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St .

Chris Wadsworth, founder of the educational venue Triumph Kitchen, talks about the school's move to its new home in Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St. Wadsworth also discusses the success of his students and how his past pushed him to found the nonprofit organization. … Continue reading →

Video: Racial profiling rally at LSU

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On Friday, January 30th at 6:38 PM, a text was sent out to the LSU community notifying them of an armed robbery in the Kirby Smith Hall parking lot. The suspect in the crime was identified simply as “black male wearing dark hoodie”. This vague description provokes suspicions of all black males on campus in hoodies, labeling them … Continue reading →

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 people happy through her dancing that she is carrying on the legacy of her father. … Continue reading →

Street Performer Series: Artist Artis Lewis

Artis Lewis is a street artist in Jackson Square who expresses his feelings through art. Advocate Video by Kevin McQuarn

Artis Lewis is a street artist in Jackson Square who expresses his feelings through art. He believes creativity and an appreciation for the beauty of life gives him a very unique style. Lewis hopes that when he “leaves this planet” his legacy will live on through his painted work. … Continue reading →

Street Performer Series: Tarot Card Reader JT Canko

JT Canko has been reading tarot cards for over 30 years and can be found in Jackson Square.  Advocate video by Kevin McQuarn

JT Canko has been reading tarot cards for over 30 years and can be found in Jackson Square. Even though her readings don't usually include things like “hitting the lottery” or “meeting a tall, dark stranger,” Canko believes she gives customers a deeper sense of themselves. Canko also enjoys reading cards because it allows her to share in … Continue reading →

Video: Boo with the Blue

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Cpl. Mickey Duncan, left, puts some tricks into Brue Rainey's, 2, pumpkin, with help from Brue's mother, Tricia, right, during Baton Rouge Police's

Baton Rouge Police’s first Halloween party with costumes, games and food was held at the department’s new headquarters at the site of the former Woman’s Hospital on Airline Highway at Goodwood Boulevard. … Continue reading →

Scenes from Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show

The Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show, Oct. 25-26, 2014, in Convent featured cooking competitions, music, a pig roast, more than 30 food choices, more than 125 arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, face painting, tours of the historic mansion and lots more. Video shows scenes from Day 1. … Continue reading →

Video: Vehicle plunges into Ward's Creek

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A car that ran off of the access road underneath the overpass on Siegen Lane, sits in the canal below. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff deputies said one person was transported to a local hospital for observation.

A Kia Optima that ran off the access road beneath the Siegen Lane overpass on Thursday sits in the canal below. An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy pulled the 39-year-old driver from the water. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. … Continue reading →

True BR: Zydeco music brings La. together (Video)

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, right, plays the washboard alongside Anthony Dopsie of Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters during the first of a four-part series of free concerts on Sunday at the Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. The concert series, produced by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and hosted by the Gonzales Mayor's Council, continues Sunday with the Michael Foster Project.

​Anthony Dopsie, the accordion player of Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, explains the culture of zydeco music in Louisiana. He also talks about the legacy of his father, the legendary zydeco musician Rockin' Dopsie. True BR is a weekly video series that will examine the sights, sounds and tastes of … Continue reading →