Musician, skater, metalhead, offshore worker. What else can you use to describe Nathan Rice? How about “flamenco guitarist?” Yeah! Dude fooled around and fell in love with the whole flamenco style around 2005. Since then, he’s been messing around, mixing up the rumba with the rasgueado, and the fast strumming and BOOM…out comes a new monster with Nathan’s name on it. It’s like magic. “I have yet to find anyone else besides myself playing this style in Lafayette and hopefully I can inspire other guitar players out there to learn the flamenco,” says Rice. “I have big plans with this music.” He just recently started playing out, so go catch Nathan Rice with Rex Moroux at Artmosphere tonight, June 14.
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.
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.