KRVS 88.7 FM is one of Lafayette’s greatest assets. They are a listener-supported, public radio station, broadcasting everything from NPR programming to Cajun music, zydeco, blues, jazz, swamp pop, swamp rock, alt-roots, indie rock and many other types of music created in Louisiana. They’ve hosted countless musicians in their Cypress Lake Studios to play live and talk about their work – Sonny Landreth, Michael Doucet, Zachary Richard, Steve Riley, David Greely, Christine Balfa & Dirk Powell, the Magnolia Sisters, Keith Frank, the late Beau Jocque, Mark Broussard, Henry Butler, the Red Stick Ramblers, Terrance Simien, Marcia Ball and Buckwheat Zydeco. Many others have all also made the trek. On Nov. 6, KRVS hosts the "Rock the Moon" Listener Appreciation Party at the Blue Moon. Be there to support them.
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.