It's an event that seems destined to happen just once every four years, like the summer Olympics or the World Cup. Just when the last one has become a distant memory, native sons Danny Breaux, Drew Stubbs and Randy Foreman have reunited and returned home to Lafayette to ressurect Bumpfest.
The aspiring entertainment moguls (and 2002 Lafayette High and STM alums) established the Bumpfest brand — a winning formula that mixes holiday debauchery, social networking and late '90s New Orleans bounce music — while in high school; tonight, they host Bumpfest III at the Jefferson Street Pub begining at 9 p.m. The event has a $5 cover charge and features the Lafayette debut of New Olreans' DJ J Daiquiri.
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.