The 13th annual Medicine Show concert and fundraiser for the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Memorial Endowed Fund for Traditional Music takes place tonight at Grant Street. The show starts at 8 p.m. and advance tickets are $15. All proceeds go to the Dr. Comeaux fund to establish an endowed chair for traditional music at UL Lafayette.
The artists, in order of appearance, are Roddie Romero & Beau Thomas, Steve Conn, Sonny Landreth & friends (Doug Belote and H.B. Smith), the UL Lafayette Faculty Jazz Ensemble, and the Sons of Vodoo. Zachary Richard will also be making a guest appearance during the first hour of the show. The event will once again be broadcast live on KRVS 88.7 FM and via krvs.org. For more on the Medicine Show, read the article in this week's Independent.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.