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The Cost of Art

Bonin finding a way through the issue wasn’t a question. She knew there had to be a balance to keep her art and protect her health. She called on fellow artist and friend Joshua Murrell. The Grammy winner (for his work on Terrance Simien’s award-winning album) himself makes instruments that often use dangerous materials to coat the finished product.


Lacy Quinn is her own brand of sultry. The Lafayette beauty has a soft voice and a bold style that is made better by the fact she does it all often on a dime and with an approach that’s unafraid yet subtle.


Heart disease doesn’t always look like a man over 50 with a thick waist and high cholesterol. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. And last year in the U.S., 10,000 children died from sudden cardiac failure.


Drop the names Olivia and Jady Regard and you’re likely to get a smile out of anyone who’s met the dynamic couple. They do traditional style with a sense of humor — the way they seem to do most things in life.


There are few things the dream room of a 5-yearold and 15-year-old girl have in common. Enter Denise Kartsimas of dkDESIGN, the master of designing rooms that work for years.

Yes She Can

Pitcher Jordan Wallace is giving fans something extra to pull for this season.

Tee Time

Hit the green May 29 to support the pro bono work of Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers.

Cross-wise: One to Watch

Right now it’s Boudreaux vs. Thierry in District 24, but for real excitement don’t count incumbent Elbert Guillory out just yet.


The American Heart Association’s annual luncheon for ladies was a heartfelt affair. The effort to stop the No.


team member through various bank mergers, and as Community Reinvestment Act liaison for the Lafayette area. Nain attended UL Lafayette and is a longtime resident of Lafayette Parish. She serves as an auxiliary board member of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and is a member of the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Association.

A Woman’s Place

Long the domain of men, Acadiana’s creative dining scene is increasingly being populated — and popularized — by women.

ICYMI: Meet Marcella

Terrance Simien’s daughter makes her hometown debut tonight (Wednesday) for the Horsefarm concert series, relocated to Parc International Downtown due to muddy conditions at the 'farm.

A New Nest

A sweet new shop has landed in Downtown Lafayette filled with funky pieces and a fresh young vibe.


The alliance is composed of hospitals nationwide that are committed to advancing women's heart health via a partnership that seeks to ensure that women with heart disease in every community have access to information, education and patient support services.


As we’ve detailed in the first two parts of this series, selecting the right candidate to succeed Sheriff Mike Neustrom will prove one of the biggest decisions we make this year — one with the most lasting repercussions.


Marcia Ball covers well-worn territory while Talker celebrates the odd and synthetic.

Slow Fade

You can prevent Type 2 — and you can also manage the disease if it’s already creeped up on you.

Blondes Have More Fun

Cathi Pavy, ABiz’s inaugural Jillian Johnson Award winner, is fiercely loyal to the Lafayette brand.



Fit for Life

EACH YEAR ABIZ ROUNDS UP A FEW EXECUTIVES who know the key to avoiding the boss burnout: staying fit. What’s more, recent studies suggest that being visibly out of shape can undermine others’ perceptions of your leadership ability and job stamina.

A Groovy Kind of Jazz

Regina Carter and her renowned fiddle perform March 10 at the Heymann Center.


Allison McElligott has joined BBR Creative’s account service team as account manager, and Brittanny Walker has been promoted to project manager.

In Love and Respect, for My Mother

When we are children, we love our mothers as a child loves, openly and reflexively. We love oblivious to the complicated paths of their lives before we arrived.


When Mark Garber is sworn in as sheriff of Lafayette Parish in July it will be with some baggage.

Oh, Canada?

Often cited as a model for Lafayette, Toronto’s urban freeways offer a mixed message for our Connector plans.


Artist helps juvenile detainees channel their emotions through spoken-word poetry.

Pill Paradox

We’re conditioned to believe if it’s prescribed by a doctor it’s OK, but opioids, while legally available, are as dangerous as heroin.

Sip and See at Entre Nous

A June “Sip and See” at Entre Nous in the Oil Center featured Lafayette artist Delie Putnam.


A Northside High grad and UL Lafayette criminal justice student, Bri’s cover of a song earned her a million views on YouTube.

#PARTY GIRL - True Beauty

Beauty is getting real thanks to local makeup artist Ashley Breaux and her new line — Verite Beauty Luxury Cosmetics and Skincare.

Shattered Glass

While the members of this diverse group of Acadiana women can’t all say they were firsts, each of them has contributed to our community in ways too countless to capture in 500-word profiles.

In The Music Garden

Melissa Stelly Stevenson's commitment to invest in the future of creative and critical thinkers and art makers through music instruction extends from the classroom to her new studio


Roya Boustany, an assistant district attorney with the 15th JDC district attorney’s office; George D. “Dave” Ernest III, an attorney with Hurlburt, Monroe & Ernest in Lafayette; and Bernard N. Marcantel and David E. Marcantel, attorneys with Marcantel, Marcantel, Wall & Pfeiffer in Jennings, have been named fellows of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

#PARTY GIRL: A Grand Coteau Slaughter!

Surprised would be an understatement when Hilary Slaughter walked through the back door and into the dining room of the restaurant Catahoula’s that she and her husband John used to own and run in Grand Coteau.

Integrating Clicks & Mortar

As technology and competition reshape the retail landscape, two Lafayette mainstays blend in-store and online experiences to stay afloat.

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