Beginning today, the Cinema on the Bayou film festival will showcase documentaries about Louisiana and the South at locations throughout Acadiana. The third annual event kicks off tonight at the Celebrity Theatre in Broussard with a screening of Gypsy Caravan, a documentary film about a group of Gypsy musicians touring North America.
Renowned filmmaker Robert Mugge will also premier his latest work on New Orleans' Soul Queen Irma Thomas, titled Blues Divas: Irma Thomas. Mugge has shot over 25 films, including Kingdom of Zydeco, New Orleans Music in Exile and Deep Blues, which will also be shown at the festival.
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.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.