SPEAK FEST returns. The Society for Peace, Environment, Action, & Knowledge at UL is one of those great concentrations of people that genuinely cares and actively tries to make this sometimes God-forsaken world a better place.
SPEAK promotes a wide array of concerns involved in making human life more sustainable in our local region. In order to further that mission, they meet throughout the fall and spring in the Forum Room of the UL Student Union. SPEAK holds its annual SPEAK Fest and mother earth benefit at both Artmosphere and Blue Moon on April 18 starting at 2 p.m. Bands for the event include The Botanist, Dude vs. Bruh, Blue Eclipse, Fights, Allison Bohl, Bird City, Seven Horse Tango, and some more special secret guests. In addition, there will be bands, dancers, and earthlove moving and shaking all day. Be there, people.
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.