Lafayette guitar legend Lil’ Buck Sinegal is the focus of an extended cover story on the Lafayette blues-music scene in the latest issue of Living Blues magazine.
Writer Scott M. Bock and photographer Gene Tomko spent weeks in the Hub City interviewing Sinegal and a host of other musicians about the evolving styles and blurring lines of blues and its influence on zydeco, swamp pop and other genres indigenous to South Louisiana. The multi-part article also explores the dance hall and house-party musical cultures and provides an insightful history of J.D. Miller’s famed Crowley recording studio and the stable of Excello Records artists who recorded there some half century ago.
Unfortunately, the story evidently isn’t available online — only a summary is provided at the magazine’s website — but the issue can be ordered at LivingBlues.com.
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.
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.
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.