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Spirited March for Science courses through UL Research Park
Vermilion, West Cote Blanche bays projects added to coastal Master Plan
Brew-haha erupts over university-branded beers
Basinkeeper: CRPA plans benefit a few millionaires
With federal funds flowing, Restore Louisiana Task Force meets Friday
Theall pulls even in the money race as Perret's contributions dry up
Walter Pierce RE:
Delay, delay till after Election Day
Is this now Susan Theall's race to lose?
LPSB answers the misinformation
LWV-L: Support for public schools is 'a Lafayette value'
What’s the matter with Lake Charles?
Candyce Perret’s very troubling candidacy
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The Independent Staff
March 24, 2016
IND L!VE offers highlights of the many live music events taking place around Acadiana this weekend ...
On the Spot: Judd Kennedy
March 17, 2016
Though not at all old, Judd Kennedy is an elder statesman of the Acadiana music scene, having ridden it out from the days of the Purple Peacock to deejaying at Nitecaps and running Renaissance ...
Back Tracks: Sean Ardoin+Zydekool
March 10, 2016
In ‘Return of the Kool’ Sean Ardoin invented a new genre — with a band that had never cut a zydeco record before ...
On the Spot: Mitch “Heffe” Briggs
March 3, 2016
A champion of the local scene, Mitch “Heffe” Briggs used to run Heffe’s Saloon. Now, he is trying to turn the ‘used to run’ into ‘runs’ again ...
Wouldn't it be Nicest?
Feb. 24, 2016
Lafayette’s Nicest of the Damned follow-up the Beach Boys, but not really at all ...
Back Tracks: Kristi Guillory
Feb. 19, 2016
By the time she recorded 1994’s "Réveille: The New Cajun Generation" (Swallow Records), Kristi Guillory — then only 15 — had been called the best emerging Cajun star by Zachary Richard ...
Back Tracks: Zachary Richard, 'Cap Enragé'
Feb. 12, 2016
Nearing its 20 year anniversary, Zachary Richard looks back on "Cap Enragé," a record that changed his approach to the recording process and ushered in a return to his French language roots ...
On the Record: John Lisi, 'Shut the Front Door'
Feb. 4, 2016
Lisi does a great job of fusing New Orleans rhythm and groove into the blues and introducing new tracks to the lexicon, which has far too many covers ...
On the Record: Julian Primeaux
Jan. 21, 2016
From start to finish, this is a great album that somehow pulls from multiple influences yet remains unique ...
Local musician Caleb Elliott to perform on CBS: This Morning
Jan. 20, 2016
CBS is about to become ‘Caleb Bows Sweetly’ thanks to the Acadiana-based cellist ...
Who pays for what on the I-49 Connector remains unknown, at the city's peril
We don't know what the Connector will look like, or who will pay for it ...
Animal rights group renews effort to free &lsquo;Tony&rsquo;
After several failed legal maneuvers by the Animal Legal Defense Fund since 2011, the 16-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger still languishes amid diesel fumes in an eclosure skirting I-10 ...
C'est what? High-speed internet for schools nixed for lack of interest
A plan to provide high-speed internet access to Louisiana's public school districts at no cost to them has died because local educators showed too little interest ...
Candyce Perret&rsquo;s very troubling candidacy
She’s been less than truthful, won’t face her opponents in public forums and has left more questions than answers in this short election. Let’s hope the public has until April 29 to get some answers ...
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