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Five Ways To Reduce Back to School Costs

Five Ways To Reduce Back to School Costs

Back to School is looking a lot different this year due to COVID-19!  Many public schools in Acadiana have pushed back the start date of school until after Labor Day.  Some parents have opted for homeschooling or virtual learning. Deloitte’s 2020 back-to-school survey found that parents expect to spend $529 per student this year on…More

AMC Re-Opening Theaters with 15-Cent Ticket Prices

AMC Re-Opening Theaters with 15-Cent Ticket Prices

AMC will finally reopen more than 100 of its theaters on August 20 with a special ticket price of 15 cents. Why 15 cents? The ticket prices reflect how much movies cost in 1920 when the AMC chain first opened.  AMC said it has implemented new health and safety measures to keep audiences safe and…More

Cajundome and Social Entertainment Bringing Drive-In Entertainment To Acadiana

Cajundome and Social Entertainment Bringing Drive-In Entertainment To Acadiana

Cajundome and Social Entertainment announced today a joint collaboration to bring back 50’s style drive-in entertainment to Acadiana. The ‘Acadiana Drive-In’ outdoor events will take place at the CAJUNDOME this Fall.  By joining forces and adapting their usual approaches to organizing events, the Cajundome and Social Entertainment want to bring entertainment back to the community,…More

2020 Scott Boudin Festival Canceled

2020 Scott Boudin Festival Canceled

The Scott Boudin Festival Board of Directors has announced the 2020 Festival is canceled. The annual event happens in April but was moved to September because of COVID. This is the official statement from the board: We have been humbled by the overwhelming and continued support we have received from our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and…More

All Lafayette Parks & Rec Centers Will Remain Open

All Lafayette Parks & Rec Centers Will Remain Open

LAFAYETTE, La. – Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory reiterates that Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Parks and Recreation facilities will remain open with normal operating hours and services. This includes the J. Carlton James Activity Center, George Bowles Activity Center, Heymann Park Recreation Center, and Domingue Recreation Center. Recreation Center hours of operation are 1:00 PM to…More

GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

A memorial fund has been set up for Ragin Cajuns Assistant Coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. Coach Looney was entering his third season with the Cajuns. The money raised through the GoFundMe account will cover funeral expenses, and any remaining funds will go…More

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

Federal COVID-19, Drive-Through Testing Sites Continue in Acadiana LDH and LANG has partnered with parish governments in Region 4 to offer COVID-19 drive through testing. Acadia Parish: Monday August 3rdand Wednesday August 5th  – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Acadia Rice Arena. 159 Cherokee Drive. Crowley. 70526 Tuesday August 4th   – 8:00 AM – 4:00…More

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‘Lovecraft Country’ cooks up a strange brew of race, history and horror

‘Lovecraft Country’ cooks up a strange brew of race, history and horror

A strange brew of race, history and horror, “Lovecraft Country” feels like the child of “Get Out” and “Watchmen,” with a pinch of “True Blood” for good measure. The HBO series conjures a pretty intoxicating atmosphere, while proving confounding about what its rules are. The result is well worth watching, but requires patience to see…More

Famed Indian film singer SP Balasubrahmanyam on life support in ICU

Famed Indian film singer SP Balasubrahmanyam on life support in ICU

One of India’s most renowned film singers, SP Balasubrahmanyam, is on life support following hospitalization for Covid-19, the hospital treating him said in a bulletin Friday. Anuradha Baskaran, Assistant Director of Medical Services at MGM Healthcare in Chennai, southeastern India, said there had been a “setback” in the singer’s health following his hospitalization on August…More

Lauryn Hill answers daughter’s complaints about discipline

Lauryn Hill answers daughter’s complaints about discipline

Singer Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley recently shared her take on what she says was a traumatic childhood and now her mother has explained her perspective. Marley, 21, is a model and artist and the daughter of Hill and her former romantic partner, Rohan Marley. She is also the granddaughter of the legendary singer Bob…More

Marge Simpson responds to Trump adviser’s Kamala Harris comparison

Marge Simpson responds to Trump adviser’s Kamala Harris comparison

Doh! Politics have really gotten serious when a beloved but fictional animated character feels compelled to defend herself against a real-world slight. Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign adviser and lawyer, recently trolled presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris by saying her voice sounded like the character of Marge Simpson on the long-running animated series “The…More

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ fans unhappy with creators leaving Netflix show

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ fans unhappy with creators leaving Netflix show

Some of those eagerly awaiting a planned live-action version of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” on Netflix are now calling for a boycott. That’s because the original creators are no longer working on that adaptation. Michael Dante DiMartino posted an open letter on his site Wednesday announcing that he and fellow creator Bryan Konietzko have exited…More

If you’ve been watching a lot of ‘comfort TV,’ you’re not alone

If you’ve been watching a lot of ‘comfort TV,’ you’re not alone

At some point last month, during my sixth episode of “Going RV” of the day, I knew I’d fallen too deep. It had all started when I got sucked into years-old reruns of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” on Bravo. My husband and I are in the early stages of pursuing home ownership in the…More

Dennis Quaid, the actor, adopts Dennis Quaid, the cat

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid has a new furry friend — a cute black rescue cat. Its name? Dennis Quaid. The tale of two Dennises began when the actor heard from a local news report that a black rescue cat, also named Dennis Quaid, was resident in an animal shelter in Virginia and in need of…More

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