Friday, March 30, 2007


Blueprint La. prioritizing agenda
Blueprint Louisiana, which bills itself as a non-partisan political activist organization comprised of civic, religious and business groups, is holding what it characterizes as a "very important meeting" Tuesday, April 3, at 4 p.m. at the City Club at River Ranch. Word of the impending meeting was circulated via e-mail from Blueprint co-founders Matt Stuller, Robert Daigle, Clay Allen and Bill Fenstermaker. They say the purpose of the private gathering is to cull information on issues and challenges impeding Louisiana's future before prioritizing Blueprint's agenda. "Our consultant has gathered and analyzed studies from regional groups and national groups and interviewed experts to help minimize ‘our work,' but your participation is an essential part of that process," the e-mail reads.
 


Racines and Warmdaddy kick off the weekend
RacinesTwo top-flight shows tonight kick off the weekend in Lafayette. First up is Racines at Downtown Alive! in Parc Sans Souci at 6 p.m. Accordion master Steve Riley's side project mixes Creole and zydeco songs into Riley's deep Cajun repertoire, with some serious instrumental interplay between Riley and fiddler Kevin Wimmer. After Racines, renowned jazz saxophonist and recent Independent cover subject Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson teams up with vocalist Stephanie Jordan for two shows (7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) at the Ballroom at 417 Jefferson St. Tickets are $15-$27 at the door for the Anderson/Jordan show, with an additional $10 food and liquor charge.
 

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