France

French Fashion Icon Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

FILE – In this 2008 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin stands with models wearing his creations at his villa in Theoule sur Mer, southern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98. A licensing…

On D-Day + 74 years

Remembering a "Merci" to Alabama from the French people

Alabama’s Thank You, or “Merci” boxcar at the foot of the capitol Building in Montgomery, 1949   The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, included 49 boxcars filled with “gifts of gratitude”. It arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949 and was divided among  the 48 states with the remaining…

Attack in Nice hits close to home for some in the River Region

The attack in Nice, France is affecting people in the River Region with close ties to France. A group dedicated to sharing the french language and culture is speaking out. French native Benedicte Retrou-Brown is still in disbelief after the attacks. “I was just in shock,” she said, “I could not believe it.” Her friend Patricia Crowley has visited France…