JPMorgan Chase has awarded the Acadiana Center for the Arts a $20,000 grant to support performances and workshops presented through the AcA’s Arts in Education program in participation with the Louisiana Crossroads concert series. The award is the latest of several grants presented to the arts organization by the bank as part of an ongoing partnership between the two entities, which share the same block bounded by Jefferson, Vermilion, Buchanan and Main streets downtown.
“We take great pride in our history of supporting organizations and programs that strengthen the communities we serve,” says JPMorgan Lafayette Market President Edward Hebert, pictured, at left, with AcA Executive Director Gerd Wuestemann. “We commend the important work of the AcA and are glad to support its efforts with this grant and look forward to learning about its community impact.”
The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series returns Jan. 13 with Roger Day. Louisiana Crossroads continues Jan. 20 (Lake Charles) and 21 (Lafayette) with performances by Chris Thomas King. To find out more about the performances presented through the AcA, visit their Web site or call 233-7060.
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.
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.