Party Central: French accents

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  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- In this most French of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, friends, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its neighborhood. Allen Toussaint was just back from receiving the Medal of Honor for the Arts from President Obama at the White House. In this most Francophile of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, music, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its friendly, funky neighborhood.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Kenny Harrison.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Photographers Kent Hardouin, Rick Olivier, John McCusker.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Artist Robert Guthrie.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Christine Gladney, artist Michael Deas.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Robye Ducote.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Ike Grall, Jessica Mixon.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Harriet Feldman, Debbie Havard.