Author: Site Staff

Ride of Her Life

Through her signature Little Red Tricycle series, Lafayette artist Vergie Banks captures an audience longing for the sentimental.

Coming to lite

LAFAYETTE – The Academy of Interactive Entertainment, a technical school specializing in video game, 3-D and animation effects and design, will open in the beginning of 2012 at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, or LITE, Center in ULL’s Research Park.…

Called to Coaching

Bob Marlin, the new basketball coach at ULL, is hoping to turn the team around.

Young Artist Is Bound for D.C.

LAFAYETTE – The artwork of Sarah Ahrens, a 17-year-old student at St. Thomas More High School, will be showcased on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., for the next year.Ahrens’ piece, titled Shades of Autumn – an oil painting depicting the…


Starting from scratch, Nidal Balbeisi has built a restaurant empire in Lafayette.

From Accordion to Zydeco

Our guide to the music of Cajun Country, some great places to get to two-steppin’ and some of the best performers in the genres

Cajun and Zydeco

LOS ANGELES –– On April 6, representatives of The Recording Academy – the organization that hosts the prestigious Grammy Awards – announced that Best Cajun or Zydeco Album was one of 31 categories eliminated. Created in 2008, the Cajun or…

Class Action

Acadiana Destinations, as Profiled by ULL Journalism Students

Acadiana Profile Celebrates New Look

On April 12, 2011 the staff of Acadiana Profile Magazine held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lafayette Chamber and a open house at Jolie's Louisiana Bistro in Lafayette.In addition to our staff, Acadiana Profile had numerous freelance writers to…

Hanging Up the Schnapps

MAMOU – Lovable and  iconic Fred’s Lounge bartender Sue Vasseur – better known as Tante Sue de Mamou – has tilted back her last swig of Saturday morning cinnamon schnapps. After 40 years of working at this cultural destination for…

Baring His Art

Donaldsonville artist Alvin Batiste works in full view of the public and is always happy to take time out to visit and answer questions.

A Lifelong Love

Bonnie Maillet, CEO of Boysenblue, grew up in the oil industry and fell in love with it. Now she’s proof that a small company with great determination can get major results.