Lafayette's very own rocktologist C.C. Adcock is allegedly hanging out with vampires. In his blog, MTV's Kurt Loder reports that Adcock's music will be featured in the upcoming HBO series True Blood, which premieres on Sept. 7. The series is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Mississippi author Charlaine Harris and is set in Louisiana. Loder writes:
"As is the case with most series just getting off the ground, this one starts out a little unsteadily, meandering in spots and sometimes a bit loose in its narrative focus. (On the other hand, any show whose soundtrack takes off with a blast of CC Adcock, the great Louisiana swamp-rock guitarist, gets multiple props in my book.) In a way, 'True Blood' is reminiscent of 'Firefly,' the Joss Wheedon cult classic that was trashed by the inept scheduling of the network that aired it, and thus forced to find its substantial audience on DVD."
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.