Festival International de Louisiane

29th Festival International de Louisiane brings world flavor to Lafayette and as many as 400,000 visitors to Lafayette

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Father Bill John Melancon blesses a man during a Catholic mass held in French on the final day of Festival International de Louisiane Sunday, April 26, 2015.

With the rain’s noticeable absence on Sunday, revelers enjoyed the last hours of this year’s Festival International de Louisiane listening to the bands’ dynamic sounds, devouring local dishes and wandering through Marché du Monde’s rows of imported goods. The community-based festival completed its 29th year as the largest, free, outdoor Francophone event in the country. The… Continue reading →

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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.

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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… Continue reading →

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Review: A visionary sci-fi thriller is born in ‘Ex Machina’

Photo provided by A24 Films -- Domhnall Gleeson plays the sharp programmer in the new sci-fi thriller, 'Ex Machina.'

Cinema has always been fascinated by androids. From “Metropolis” to “Blade Runner,” the juxtaposition of humans next to their artificial form has provided endless hours of stories that can be as exhilarating as they are poignant. Tough moral questions about consciousness and humanity… Continue reading →

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Smiley: Color him sad

It’s a given that any major change in technology means a loss of jobs for those without the required new skills. Melvin J. Daigle offers the sad tale of one technician displaced by advances in television: “I remember my first black-and-white TV,… Continue reading →

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