Judd Kennedy, owner of Renaissance Niteclub, announced last week that he was switching gears at his 9-year-old downtown Lafayette nightclub. Citing a decrease in revenues on nights with both DJs and live local bands, Kennedy indicates that he's changed not only the name of the club but also the crowd it targets. Sadie's Downtown seeks to cater to the "working class woman," aged 25 and older, and to focus less on its traditionally younger college crowd.
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.