It is a variety of Americana that can only be found in southern Louisiana. Combining the two arts of zydeco and breakfast was a brilliant move. Café Des Amis in Breaux Bridge plays host to this experience every Saturday morning where they host zydeco bands and serve breakfast for a mulitcultural audience of dancers and music fans. Patrons line up outside to enter an alternate world, celebrating great food and liberating dance music.
Zydeco Enterprises and director Tom Uhl have teamed up to document the zydeco breakfast celebration phenomenon in a new film entitled Zydeco Breakfast. The film, which is still in production, features music by Geno Delafose, Cedric Watson, Joe Hall, Wayne Singleton and many others.
The trailer for the film can be viewed at www.zydecobreakfastfilm.com.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.