The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization that supports artistic and cultural endeavors in the state, has set Aug. 31 as the deadline to apply for Economic Opportunity Fund grants. The maximum grant for nonprofit culture groups, individuals and cultural economy businesses is $2,500.
LCEF has teamed up with five regional arts councils including the Acadiana Center for the Arts to distribute the grants, and the group is sponsoring a series of webinars to give groups and individuals insight into the application process.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.