If Louisiana’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention looked a little weary on Monday, it’s because they blew it out Sunday night. At the opening shindig at the Filmore Auditorium in Denver, a dozen of New Orleans’ funkiest jammed together, reuniting three of the original Meters in a set that likely would have packed Tipitina’s right out onto the sidewalk. The concert was designed as a fund raiser by Friends of New Orleans to help raise consciousness and make Hurricane Katrina recovery a national issue during the presidental race this fall. Read reviews by the Denver Post'sJason Blevins and Times Picayune music writer Keith Spera.
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.