The city of Ville Platte is hosting the fourth Swamp Pop Reunion on Monday evening. Beginning at 8 p.m., over a dozen swamp pop legends will take the stage throughout the night - including Johnnie Allan, Clint West, Jivin' Gene, T.K. Hulin, Jay Randall and more - all backed up by Bobby and the Rockets. The doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance. (No tickets will be sold at the door.) To order tickets, call Ville Platte's city hall (337-363-2939) or KVPI Radio (337-363-2124). Procceds will go towards the creation of the city's Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum.
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.