Lafayette local roots rockers The Canes bring their hopped up Blonde on Blonde style riffage and hyper catchy tunes to the Parc Sans Souci today for this week's edition of Bach Lunch. The weather is great. The food is good. The people are human. And the music is good. Why not go?
Slide guitar blue monster John Mooney returns with his band Bluesiana to play Downtown Alive in Parc International tonight. As a teenager growing up in Rochester, New York, Mooney was tutored in the blues by the legendary Delta bluesman Son House, who had taken up residence there with his wife. The two, according to Mooney, would sit out on House’s porch and play guitar, covering everything from the raw, country blues standards to classic gospel tunes. That tutelage was not lost on Mooney. He’s made a career out of keeping the slide guitar blues alive – adapting it to a modern electric form – while contributing to the tradition with his own compositions. Be there tonight April 16 at Downtown Alive to witness a piece of cultural history being passed along to the next generation.
DTA is sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola and LetsBeTotallyClear.org.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.