Some call him the space cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love. Some people call him Maurice. But his name is Dege Legg: rocker, poet, skater, Independent Weekly staffer, Lafayette's own Arthur Rimbaud. This evening, weather permitting, he leads local supergroup Black Bayou Construckt, with members Hawley Joe Gary, Sean Keating, Esther Tyree, Chad Viator and Chad Willis, as they take the stage for a pre-Halloween, Downtown Alive blowout for the ages. Black Bayou describe themselves as a "psyouthern Gypsy-Death-Blues Atmospheric sextet that plays original compositions for The People." Show starts at 6.
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.