It’s a Friday full of live entertainment. There’s no reason to Grinch on anything – you’ve got cool people, rock music, blues, lunch, downtown Lafayette and more. It’s there for the taking.
Bach Lunch kicks off at noon with twee-indie rockers T-kette. Their hip chick, tweak pop magically puts one in a great mood with sunshine melodies and flower chunk fun. The LafayetteScienceMuseum offers great food and music. All performances are scheduled from noon - 1 p.m. Lunches may be purchased for $6 to non-members and $5 to members and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.
Tonight, Oct. 15, Downtown Alive! presents Louisiana blues pianist Henry Gray. The blues legend will perform in Parc International. Gray has earned his legend. Born in 1925 in Kenner, La., at a young age he took to the piano and demonstrated the initial sparks of his talent. He kept at it over the next 60 years, playing with many of the blues greats including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Lazy Lester. He’s credited with playing on 58 albums over the span of his career. And his latest CD, Times are Getting’ Hard, has garnered rave reviews.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.