For the last eight years, the Blue Moon Saloon
has hosted a weekly Cajun jam on Wednesday nights. Owner Mark Falgout
says through the years the jam has become quite loose, and he's looking
to add a few new elements to it to rein it back in. "I'm not trying to
dictate it," he says. "I'm just trying to improve it and make a little
Beginning next week, before each jam, a local musician will be on hand
to offer free group lessons. Tomorrow evening, April 16th at 7 p.m.,
fiddler Mitch Reed will be the first instructor. The next instructor
will be Steve Riley on April 30. (There's no jam on the 23, the week of
Festival International). After the 45-minute lessons, the instructor
will kick off that night's jam. In addition, there will be free red
beans and rice on hand from Broussard's Cajun Cooking. Beginning May 7,
Falgout says he will add dance instructors to the Wednesday night mix.
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.
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.
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.