Photos: Weekly Gallery for April. 5-12, 2014

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Birmingham, Alabama resident Fred Weaver works on his fiddle skills Monday outside of Vermilionville in Lafayette. The tourist site is home to this year's Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week. The week is a music instruction-based camp during the day and features live music and dancing in the evening.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER Melissa Woolridge floats down the runway at the Best Dressed Ball in an aqua gown from designer Sherri Hill .Evening Wear by Chatta Box MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS/

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Brother Martin's Michael Kirsch beats the throw to Shaw's Kyle Flettrich to steal third base at the top of the first inning as they play at Shaw in Marrero, La. Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Tomatoes grow in the community kitchen garden which Matt Glassman and Emily Mickley-Doyle volunteer at on S. Pierce St. in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Matt Glassman and Emily Mickley-Doyle offer fresh kale at their community kitchen garden in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- The Ultimate Warrior, James Brian Hellwig, appears on Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment WWE Monday Night Raw, Fallout From Wrestlemania, XXX in New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La. Monday, April 7, 2014. According to statement released by WWE the Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday at age 54. TMZ reports that he collapsed in front of an Arizona hotel. The Ultimate Warrior was inducted Saturday into the WWE Hall of Fame and had returned to the company after an 18-year breakup,

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Students Charles Zeringue, left, and Garett Robichaux relax on hammocks connected to cypress trees on the grounds of the Alumni Center on campus Tuesday in Lafayette. The pair said they were enjoying the weather.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Ursuline's Jenna Jurisich, a shortstop and pitcher, is hitting .402 as her team's leadoff hitter.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Mount Carmel's Emily Lousteau receives a high-five from her coach after a home run during a softball game against Ursuline last month.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Ursuline pitcher Meta Hight pitched a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a regional playoff game against Plaquemine.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Divas battle WWE Wrestlemania XXX in Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, April 6, 2014. Though New Orleans has hosted many WWE events Wrestlemania 30 is first time Wrestlemania has been hosted in the city.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Merk Tauzin, left, and Joni Courville spar in Girard park on Sunday afternoon. The pair was practicing a style of fencing known as rapier fencing.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Workers tear down part of the Dixie Brewery in New Orleans, La. Monday, April 7, 2014. The site is being redeveloped as part of the medical complex going up in the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --LSU shortstop Sahvannah Jaquish (2) throws to first for an out in the second inning of the LSU softball team's 9-0 loss to Tennessee Sunday in LSU's Tiger Park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU freshman all around gymnast Sydney Ewing flips on the beam Saturday, April 5, 2014, during the NCAA regional gymnastics meet in the PMAC.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU senior all around gymnast Kaleigh Dickson celebrates after her uneven bar routine Saturday, April 5, 2014, during the NCAA regional gymnastics meet in the PMAC.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Jordyn De La Cruz, 10, and her mom Alyssa, fly kites together at Kite Fest Louisiane on Saturday in Port Allen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Two Nubian Ibexes relax on a makeshift mountain at the Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo Fest.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Dutchtown's Ben Sturgeon turns the corner ahead of the pack as he wins the Boy's 800 meter run on Friday. Woodlawn's Aaron Andrews placed second in the event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John OubreDutchtown’s Tyler Hughes, the boys Outstanding Track Performer, had a best time of 13.90 in the 110-meter hurdles.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Catholic High's Brandt Green, left, and Lawrence Elkins placed first and second in the Boy's 1600 Meter run on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- St Thomas Aguinas' Craig Rock, left, grimaces first to the finish line ahead of Zachary's Kentrell Fisher and St. Michael's Levi Woods on Friday at Dutchtown.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- WWE Superstar, Big Show steadily touches the dead blow hammers to his forehead showing off his strength before the ribbon cutting as WWE teamed up with KaBOOM! to build a new playground at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey, La. Friday, April 4, 2014. To kick-off the project, WWE hosted a Design Day at Woodland West Elementary where children had the chance to brainstorm, draw and design their dream playground. Elements from the drawings were incorporated and the final design came to life during WrestleMania Week when WWE Superstars, employees and community volunteers spent much of the day mulching, shoveling and hammering together to build the kids a playground of their dreams.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- WWE Superstars, Big Show and Eva Marie fist pump using their dead blow hammers before the ribbon cutting as WWE teamed up with KaBOOM! to build a new playground at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey, La. Friday, April 4, 2014. To kick-off the project, WWE hosted a Design Day at Woodland West Elementary where children had the chance to brainstorm, draw and design their dream playground. Elements from the drawings were incorporated and the final design came to life during WrestleMania Week when WWE Superstars, employees and community volunteers spent much of the day mulching, shoveling and hammering together to build the kids a playground of their dreams.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- WWE Superstar, Eva Marie signs autographs as WWE teamed up with KaBOOM! to build a new playground at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey, La. Friday, April 4, 2014. To kick-off the project, WWE hosted a Design Day at Woodland West Elementary where children had the chance to brainstorm, draw and design their dream playground. Elements from the drawings were incorporated and the final design came to life during WrestleMania Week when WWE Superstars, employees and community volunteers spent much of the day mulching, shoveling and hammering together to build the kids a playground of their dreams.

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