A Different History // Whitney Plantation

by Trevor Johnson, features editor Southern plantations have long been tourist stops for curious travelers from around the world — most offering wedding services, detailed accounts of wealthy slaveholders, and cheap memorabilia. However, Whitney Plantation, located in Wallace, LA, breaks the mold by giving an unflinching look into the lives of its former slaves. “Our […]

Local Music // Kerry Thibodaux

by Ashlyn Verda, staff videographer Photos by Hannah Grigsby The man himself, Kerry Thibodaux. Kerry Thibodaux playing his second instrument, guitar. Who is the man behind the shades? Kerry has been playing instruments most of his life, with his first guitar at 11. Frets Kerry’s Guitar. Kerry Thibodaux, downtown Thibodaux Thibodaux in Thibodaux Kerry graduated […]

Local Moving // Cajun Dance Lessons

video by Wes Barnett, staff videographer and article by Madison Boudoin, staff writer Dance lessons are available all across southern Louisiana for locals or visitors who wish to dig deeper into the rich Cajun culture of the bayou. Tourists can easily take home a piece of the culture by learning how to dance like a […]

Successful Generations // The Rouse Family

by Ashlyn Verda, staff writer There are lots of things one might see when driving through the Bayou Region — gators, bayous, bait shops and airboats. But there is one thing everyone will see while in southeast Louisiana — Rouses Markets, a locally owned, regional grocery store chain since 1960 that’s still in the family. […]