River Ranch’s Rhythms on the River concert series and Café Vermilionville’s Courtyard Series have released their performers for the spring 2013 season. The lineups include a variety of music styles from local and out-of-town bands. The former is held in the bandstand in Town Square from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays; the latter takes place in the Café V courtyard on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.
RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER SPRING 2013 March 28: Category 6 (Variety) April 4: Connie G and Creole Soul (Funky R&B/Variety) April 11: 3 MoJEAUX (Variety) April 18: Locos por Juana (Festival International Partnership) May 2: Louisiana’s Music Hall of Fame All Stars (Swamp Pop/LA Rock & Roll) May 9: Marcia Ball (Blues)
CAFÉ VERMILIONVILLE COURTYARD SERIES March 13: Troy Richard (La. Roots Rock) March 20: Michael Juan Nunez (Blues) March 27: Sassafras Jubilee (Americana) April 3: Kevin Sekhani & His Traveling Companions (Roots) April 17: Rio Luminoso (Romantic European Café Music) April 24: Roddie Romero & Eric Adcock (Cajun, La. Boogie) May 1: Mike Dean & Friends (Country, Folk) May 8: The Specklers (Roots Rock) May 15: Nouveau String Band (Swing)
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.