Remember the annoying boy in fifth grade who sat in the back row and played “Heart and Soul” by snapping his fingers on his Adam’s apple during math class? He’s now the star of the a capella group Toxic Audio , which will preform tonight at Parc International. The five members of Toxic Audio only use their voices but sound like a band backed by drums, base, electric guitar and Moog synthesizer. They cover a variety of styles of music, everything from folk music to do-wop to beat box in their high-octane show. The group won the 2004 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Check out group member Paul Sperrazza throat singing the drum solo from the Beach Boy’s hit “Wipe Out.”
The Grinder , a local arts collective combining visual arts with music opens for Toxic Audio at 6 p.m. Park International has some bleacher seating, or bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. There will be food and drink booths, and admission is free. The show is presented by the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana.
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.