As ‘Eclipse’ hits DVD, ‘Twilight’ falls on Louisiana

by Arthur Vandelay

From the December 2 edition of Scene Weekly. Fans of Twilight in Louisiana and across the world have paid close attention to Baton Rouge since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn began filming a few weeks ago. While Baton Rouge is no stranger to big productions, few places in the world are accustomed to the ever-bright […]

“The Vampire Diaries” comes to LSU’s campus

by Danielle Tabary

The CW Network is currently at LSU in Baton Rouge promoting “The Vampire Diaries,” which stars Louisiana native Ian Somerhalder. Their main event, “Meet. Prey. Love.”, was held at the university’s journalism building last night. The event featured a special screening of the first two episodes from Season 2 of “The Vampire Diaries,” a live […]

Brooke Waggoner to release DVD ‘And the Whole World Opened Up’

by Arthur Vandelay

Louisiana native Brooke Waggoner is set to release her first DVD, featuring live performances of songs such as “Femmes” and “Find Her Floods” interspersed with animation by Britist artist Sam Moppett. Directed by Charlie Peacock, the film shows Waggoner performing along with a chamber orchestra and features commentary from Waggoner regarding her influences and formative […]

Overmyer says “Treme” Season 2 will be set in 2007

by Arthur Vandelay

During an interview at the Clinton School in Arkansas, “Treme” writer and executive producer Eric Overmyer offered the first glimpse at how the story, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, will transition to its second season. The show will reportedly jump forward a year to 2007, with an increased emphasis on the city’s crime problem and […]


by Nathan Olney

Singer/songwriters are a passionate lot. Various muses can trigger their artistic impulses: family, loves, cities, social causes, eggs. One blustery Saturday last February found New Orleanian chanteuse Kristin Diable at Café Rose Nicaud on Frenchman Street waxing rhapsodic about all of the aforementioned inspirations. The fuel for her “roots” music? A soulful combination of blues, […]

“Vampire Diaries” star wins “Deathgames”

by Danielle Tabary

Nina Dobrev, star of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries”, is set to join the cast of the action thriller “Deathgames.” She follows Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz and Daniel Dae Kim to Baton Rouge, where the film is currently shooting at Raleigh Studios. The film, also known as “Fury” or “The Killing Game”, began filming this […]

COUNTDOWN TO COUNTRY: Bayou Country Superfest 2010

by Arthur Vandelay

A month before LSU Tiger football returns, the lights of Tiger Stadium will be on and the parking lots will be packed with music fans eager to attend the first ever Bayou Country Superfest. While the country music-focused festival may be new, the creative forces behind it are not. Festival producer Quint Davis has been […]


by Lana Hunt

Amber Lehman may verifiably have every woman’s dream job. The scientist turned Nashville styling heavyweight is essentially a professional shopper. Sounds fun right? While she wouldn’t disagree, being a professional stylist is about much more than perusing the mall. Though she now has a drool-inducing resume, including styling videos for the likes of Kenny Chesney, […]

Film composer Philip Glass performs at LSU

by Arthur Vandelay

Legendary film composer and minimalist, Philip Glass, performed at LSU’s Shaver Theatre in Baton Rouge this week. Glass long career includes three Oscar nominations along with another 10 wins and 15 nominations. Glass composed for popular films including: “The Truman Show,” “The Illusionist,” and “The Others.” He has written works for the Philip Glass Ensemble […]