After three weeks of cancellations due to bad weather resulting from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Downtown Alive! looks as though it will finally get a chance to officially, or maybe unofficially, kick off their fall 2008 season. Tonights show features a gang of swamp pop legends, including Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress along with special guests G.G. Shinn & T.K. Hulin.
Downtown Alive! begins at 5:30 with food and beverage booths open and serving; music starts at 6:00 pm and goes on until 9:00 p.m. for this special swamp pop tribute of musicians. DTA! is a free event sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Keaty Real Estate and Cox Communications and produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority and Lafayette Consolidated Government. Our concession sales help keep Downtown Alive! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.
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.