Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé ! Today is the 220th anniversary of the storming the Bastille, a Parisian prison, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. You can watch today's celebration in Paris, it’s just as hokey with marching bands and military parades as our 4th of July.
As for doings around town, tomorrow night Trio del Rio, comprising Fawn and Chris Roy and Philip Gould, will be playing at Cafe des Amis for a special Bastille Day celebration starting at 7 p.m. The trio plays music that transports lovers and others to romantic points along the Seine in Paris, the Tango Halls of Buenos Aries, the sultry tropical breeze of the French Caribbean, Louis Armstrong’s Old New Orleans, the California shore, and the dry, dusty heartbreak of the Texas Mexican border.
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.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.