The blue dog is about to get bigger. Sixteen feet to be exact. Artist George Rodrigue is building a giant dog sculpture that will find a home in the Memorial Park area of Veterans Memorial Boulevard near Severn Avenue in New Orleans.
The aluminum jumbo dog is currently in the works at Lafayette’s Begneaud Manufacturing. When completed, the Times-Picayune reports, the three-sided dog will sport red, white and blue faces. Rodrigue expects the project to be unveiled on August 15.
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.