Cynthia Simien has been re-elected to serve a second two-year term as a trustee of The Recording Academy, which is responsible for the annual Grammy Awards. Simien represents Louisiana music and the state recording industry in the Memphis chapter, the first person serve in the role since the Memphis chapter was formed 35 years ago. A member of the Louisiana Music Commission, Simien is the business partner and wife of Grammy-winning zydeco musician Terrance Simien and long led the charge to establish Cajun/Zydeco as a Grammy category. The "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" category was established two years ago.
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.