AOC Community Media, Lafayette’s local cable-access channel, will begin airing performances from the 2012 Festival International de Louisiane on July 1 and will continue daily broadcasts of the concerts through July 7. In all, more than 30 performances — a few of them, notably Sonny Landreth’s blazing opening-night show, are repeats — will be broadcast on Cox channel 15 and LUS channel 3.
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.
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.