Today marks the start of hurricane and the Louisiana State Museum took the opportunity to announce a new major exhibit opening in the fall titled, "Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond." The $7.5 million exhibit, which has been years in the making, was designed by the Boston-based firm ExperienceDesign, which worked with the Museum's historians and curators. The exhibit is scheduled to open Ocotber 26, 2010 - a couple months after the five-year anniversary of the storm - and will examine the impact of Katrina from its initial landfall through the subsequent rescue, recovery and rebuilding. The 6,700 square-foot installation will be housed on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter's Jackson Square. For more information, visit the exhibit Web site at www.katrinaandbeyond.com.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.