Discover Lafayette’s Past: The Heymann Performing Arts Center

Architect A. Hayes Town designed the first municipal auditorium in Lafayette in 1957, under the direction of Mayor Jerome Domengeaux and Herbert Heymann. Their vision was to serve the eight-parish area of South Louisiana we now call Acadiana. Construction on the auditorium was completed in 1960 at 1373 S. College Road. 60 years later, we […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past – Marquis de Lafayette

Are you familiar with the story of the Marquis de Lafayette, the man Lafayette, Louisiana is named after? The Marquis de Lafayette was a hero of the American Revolutionary War, having served under General George Washington in several crucial battles. He was only 19 years old when he came to the states and he had no previous […]

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Cheré Coen, Award-Winning Journalist, releases Fifth Viola Valentine Paranormal Mystery Novel Which Captures South Louisiana Culture

We taped a really fun podcast recently which featured Lafayette’s Cheré Dastugue Coen, who writes fictional works under the pen name Cherie Claire. An award-winning journalist in both the fiction and non-fiction realms, Cheré released her fifth Viola Valentine paranormal mystery, Give Up the Ghost, in November 2019. The series features Viola Valentine, a New […]

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