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  • Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off Thursday

    May 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After missing last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival because she was roughly eight months pregnant, singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson is thrilled to be back this year - and just in time to perform songs from her new album, "Street Parade." The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two... more »
  • Herbie Hancock kicks off International Jazz Day

    April 27, 2012 10:53 AM

    PARIS (AP) - The musicians at International Jazz Day have a message for the world: Speak the same language without saying a word. Just use your heart, your soul and your ears. The scores of musicians kicking off Friday's inaugural event are using the sounds, rhythms and improvisations of jazz... more »
  • Bach lunch kicks off today

    March 18, 2011 8:43 AM

    Bach lunch kicks off today in downtown Lafayette. James Singleton of Astral Project, Simon Lott, William Thompson, and Chris Alford will entertain the crowd.
  • UL Homecoming Week Kicks Off

    October 17, 2010 11:16 PM

    Lots of red around town this week...it's homecoming week at UL Lafayette. Festivites kicked off Sunday morning with the customary homecoming mass at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church on the university's campus. That was followed by "Ragin' Cajuns Bowling" Sunday afternoon at Lafayette Lanes. Festivities will continue... more »
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks off "Let's Move"

    September 8, 2010 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama kicks off the next phase of "Let's Move!" - her initiative to reduce childhood obesity - at a Slidell elementary school. Mrs. Obama told students at Brock Elementary on Wednesday that the new phase will focus on improving nutrition and physical fitness.... more »
  • Lafayette Represented in Spelling Bee

    June 3, 2010 10:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With a touch of "serendipity," the search for a champion speller was under way. Fourteen-year-old Allison Black of Ider, Ala., looking just a tad nervous in her pink blouse and black skirt, stepped to the microphone Thursday morning and spelled the word correctly to kick off the... more »

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