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We’ve been working on the new site for months in concert with Wehaa, a Wisconsin web-hosting company that is bringing innovation, accessibility and reader engagement to alternative media like us.


A founding member of the Grammy-nominated Basin Brothers and a regular on Acadiana stages both as a sideman and featured performer, Berard was a gifted guitarist and fiddler player.

ABiz Scene

Say it ain’t so, JoDu. Has it really been nearly 12 years?


The Independent set out to peek into the backstory of 23-year-old Lafayette native Connor McManus — bold, successful, ambitious painter, artist and graphic designer now living in New Orleans.

Pope on the Ropes

The Lafayette city marshal’s Feb. 29 contempt hearing — for failing to turn over court-ordered documents responsive to a public records request — could be just the beginning of his legal troubles.

Decamping to Digital

Yes, this is the final print issue of The Independent. And a renewed focus on what we do best.

It’s a New Era at IND Media

Announcing a new Downtown Lafayette address, the launch of a glossy magazine and timely iterations of our core brands.

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