Tipitina’s Foundation has just opened its latest Music Office Co-Op in Lafayette. The Lafayette office is the fifth Music Office Co-op to open in the state. Designed as a communal office space for musicians and other digital media artists, the co-ops provide members training on Pro Tools and Final Edit software, as well as a professional place to go to use the phone, pick up a fax, check email and more. Currently the Lafayette co-op offers has printers, a fax, a mac and 7 pcs up and ready to use for Garage Band (with MIDI keyboard), iMovie, Adobe Creative Suite, and more. The office soon plans to have Digidesign’s Pro Tools recoring software and Final Edit video editing software. Members pay a $10 a month fee for access to the co-op. The office is located at 510 Johnston St (behind Leather Pouch) and its hours are M-F 11am-7pm. For more information on the co-op, read the article “Office Space” in this week’s Independent or visit www.musicofficecoop.com.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.