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Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival This Weekend

Friday through Sunday, it will be wall-to-wall music, fun and crawfish!  The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival gets underway on Friday May 4.  Gates open at 4pm, opening ceremonies at 4:30, with the Celebrity Crawfish Eating Contest to follow.

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Official Festival International 2012 Poster (Facebook)
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Artists Help Make Festival International Successful [Gallery]

For the first time in a few years, my job didn't interfere with Festival International (I usually have emceeing gigs or remote broadcasts that prevent me from enjoying the festival).  Shannon and I couldn't make it there Wednesday night, but we were there Thursday through Sunday!

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Joshua Ledet Comes Home to Louisiana and the Cajundome with American Idol Tour

Get ready to welcome our Louisiana Idol, Joshua Ledet, when he joins Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez,  Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine on the American Idol LIVE 2012 tour! The Top 10 will play the Cajundome on Jul

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Images Of Lafayette Used For National Stories [Gallery]

When we are searching for stories to post on our website, we try to find pictures to use that relate to our stories.  According to copyright laws, we can't just 'pull' any picture from online, we have to have permission to use the pictures that we post.

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Shannon Finds Pearl, JayCee Immediately Drops Pearl

So, here's the story:  Shannon and I went to eat at a local crawfish eatery place over the weekend with her sister and nephew (they were in town because the nephew was in a ball tourney in Breaux Bridge).

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Randy Hopper and JayCee at the Ride For Life
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MDA Ride For Life A Success [Gallery]

The Ride For Life took to the streets today, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The ride, sponsored by Cajun Harley Owners' Group, began today at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard.

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A Canned Cheeseburger? They Do Exist!

Coming down from the 'high' of being named "Tastiest Town in the South", I think that there are a few reasons ideas like Canned Cheeseburgers don't sit well on our collective palates:

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Clip From ‘Louisiana Story’ Shows Accent [Video]

I was searching for a video about Louisiana on Youtube, and I came across this clip from 'Louisiana Story', a movie from 1948 about a Cajun boy (and his pet raccoon) who's life in the bayou was disrupted by an oil company drilling near his home.

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Benefit Information for Shaylen Richard

The following information was sent to me by a friend, Holly Castille.  She is the grandmother of Shaylen Richard, a 5-year-old girl who lost both of her parents in a motorcycle accident in 2010 (Holly's daughter and son-in-law):

Shaylen Richard is a sweet five year old girl that lost both of her parents, Amber Chaisson Richard & Roderick “T-Pap” Richard, in a motorcycle accident on October 9, 2010.

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The Five Coolest Things About Speaking Cajun

Notice that I said “speaking Cajun” and not Cajun French. Aside from the world famous food, art, and music, us Cajuns have developed a way of speaking unlike any other. You may not realize it. You may no

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Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
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Vote For Local Musicians For ‘Best Of The Beat’ Awards

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Paul Huval trying to keep up!
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13th Annual Youngsville Lions’ Club Gumbo/Chili Cook-Off Successful!

The 13th Annual Youngsville Lions' Club Gumbo/Chile Cook-Off took place today in Youngsville.

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