If you’ve never heard Jimi Hendrix classics like “Hey Joe” and “All Along the Watchtower” performed by a string quartet, now’s your chance. Internationally acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the James D. Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The performance by this Grammy-winning group, famed for fusing classical chamber music with contemporary American styles ranging from pop and rock to jazz and bluegrass, benefits the Elemore Morgan Jr. Visual Arts Endowment, a fledgling yet growing fund that last year awarded its first round of grants to Acadiana visual artists.
Begun in 1985, TIQ most recently won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, adding to a 2006 gramophone statue in the same category. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has called the group “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground — authentic and passionate — a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
The mezzanine seats have sold out, but premium seating in the orchestra sections remains. Ticket prices range from $40 to $75. To find out more or to order tickets, log onto the AcA’s website, or call (337) 233-7060.
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.