The music of French composers Ravel, Debussy, Chaminade and Chopin will fill the air this evening at Angelle Hall on the UL campus. Renowned pianist Emily Yap Chua will perform Debussy’s “Estampes, ” Ravel’s “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, ” and the “Berceuse” and “Barcarolle” by Chopin among other works. “It’s all beautiful music,” says Dr. Chan Kiat Lim, keyboard professor in the UL School of Music. Lim and Chua are old college friends; they studied together at the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati in 1997. Ten years later, Lim discovered his friend, a professor of music at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., was touring internationally, and he invited her to be a guest pianist at the university. Tomorrow morning, Chua will teach a master class from 10-11:30 a.m., open to the public, at Angelle Hall. Tonight, the program begins at 7:30 p.m., in the Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium at Angell Hall. Admission is $10, $5 for students, or free with a UL ID.
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.