Local all-star heavy-weights, The Canes, play Bach Lunch today. Fronted by the classic roots singing of Seth Touchet and backed by a killer band including Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock, you can’t go wrong. The Canes comb through the dust and dirt of all things classic and avoid the monosodium nightmares of cheese-fed hoakum. Check them out at 11:00 a.m. in Parc San Souci today.
Marcia Ball was born into a musical family. She began playing piano at 5. In college she studied English and played in a psychedelic band called Gum. Then Ball began her solo career in the mid-70’s. Since going deep into the laboratory of her own Mind and forging her own swamp-boogie piano style, which includes traces of Fats Domino Professor Longhair, Zydeco, and Chicago blues, she’s been on a career roll. Recording for Rounder Records in the 80’s and 90’s, she has been nominated for a Grammy and been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 1990. Marcia Ball plays Downtown Alive tonight in Parc International. The show generally starts around 6:00 p.m. and goes till 8:30 p.m.
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.