The Carter III World Tour rolls into Lafayette tonight at the Cajundome with Lil Wayne and Birdman. The Cash Money Millionaires hail from New Orleans.
Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III album was released on June 10 and
sold more than a million copies within the first week, a feat that
hadn't been accomplished since 50 Cent's 2005 release The Massacre.
"Lollipop" was Lil Wayne's first No. 1 single, and this past week he
had seven songs in Billboard's Hot 100, tying with -T-Pain for having
the most songs in the top 100 for a rapper.
The show kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. and will also feature Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie and local zydeco favorites Keith Frank and Chris Ardoin. Tickets start at $58.
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.
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.