Acadiana Profile - June-July 2014

Sleek Southern Comfort

The modern allure of a new Lafayette residence strikes a balance between rustic and elegant.

New Cajun & Zydeco Sounds

Today’s young Cajun and zydeco musicians face a choice: adhere strictly to the traditions and represent the cultures, or expand upon Acadiana music and hope listeners embrace it instead of being offended. The website of the otherwise provincial Cajun band…

Of Oak Trees and Dogs

The death of George Rodrigue has attracted much praise from around the globe to honor the talent and generosity of a master of his art and of his little dog, Tiffany. Rodrigue used the pet as a model to illustrate…

Genes & Strings

The late Hadley Castille’s granddaughter, Sarah Jayde Williams, continues his legacy after inheriting his fiddles, backing band and musical talent.

Top Dentists

127 Dentists in 7 Specialties Across Acadiana’s 22 Parishes

Planning Ahead and Building Trust

Melanie Andrews Destrehan Specialty: General Dentistry with emphasis on Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry •    Louisiana Tech University 1979 •    LSU School of Dentistry 1983 Native of Trout     When Dr. Melanie Andrews picked dentistry as a profession fresh out…

Creating Afforfable Plans

Whybra Joseph Duay Jr. Morgan City Specialty: Orthodontics • Louisiana State University, 1962 • Loyola University New Orleans, 1966 • West Virginia University, 1975     Dr. Whybra Duay Jr. says his most difficult case was roughly 20 years ago.…

Treating Birth Defects

Claudia Cavallino Houma Specialty: Pediatric Specialist • Fairfield University, 1991 • Louisiana State University, 2002, 2004     Dr. Claudia Cavallino learned what would be her most important career lesson while attending dental school at Louisiana State University and continuing…

Hugh Thompson’s Broad Shoulders

One of the high points of my career in journalism has been the privilege of writing the life story of Vietnam War hero Hugh Thompson of Broussard. He was the United States Army helicopter pilot credited with stopping the My…