Whether you’re eagerly anticipating the new Jessica
Simpson movie Blonde Ambition, seeking info on music licensing and
publishing, or in the mood for a documentary examining life in a small town on
the border of Texas and Mexico, iDiDx has something for you. Music, movies, art
and business all converge at the second annual International Digital
In-Development Expo, which kicked off yesterday in downtown Lafayette. Events
including movie premieres, musical performances, short film screenings and panel
discussions continue today and through the weekend. The majority of the expo is free with the exception of a few ticketed events costing no more than $3.
Check ididx.com for a complete schedule. Tomorrow night, iDiDx’s awards
ceremony will honor Louisiana actor Pruitt Taylor Vince as well as comedic writer/actor
and Simpsons mainstay Harry Shearer . Click here to read an interview
with Shearer in this week’s Independent.
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.