Good news on the musical home front for the Lafayette indie Cajun, roots band Feufollet. Their latest record, En Couleurs, has been selected as one of the Top of the World 10 releases in the the European publication Songlines Magazine. The next quarterly issue comes out in October and will be the official WOMEX (World Music Expo) edition given out to thousands of delegates during their next conference. This is no small achievement for a hard-working Louisiana Cajun band. Some of the past artists nominated for Top of the World releases include Salif Keita, Youssou NDor, Angelique Kidjo, Ali Farka Toure, Los Lobos, Pink Martini and many other world class musical acts.
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.