Lafayette's Black Pot Music Festival makes an appearance on today's installment of the syndicated radio show American Routes. You can listen to the program, which airs at 1 p.m. by tuning in to KRVS at 88.7 FM or online at krvs.org. If neither of those options suit your needs, you can go directly to the American Routeswebsite and listen to the program in streaming format, where it has been archived and broadcasting throughout the week in a run-up celebration of sorts for Mardi Gras. Both The Pine Leaf Boys and Bonsoir Catin are two of the Acadiana bands featured on today's program. Hosted by Nick Spitzer, American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
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.