Music Voyager's "Road to a Grammy"
television show will be in Lafayette, filming Cedric Watson & Bijou
Creole as they perform at the Blue Moon Saloon on Dec. 29. The Grammy-oriented special will feature a segment on Watson and his band. It will
air in February 2010 on PBS & Nat Geo Music& Adventure Channel.
Watson is but one of several Acadiana residents who have been nominated for a Grammy award. Other nominees include Alligator Purse (Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet), Lay Your Burden Down (Buckwheat Zydeco), Stripped Down (The Magnolia Sisters), and Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
(Pine Leaf Boys). In addition, Lafayette’s own CC Adcock is nominated
in the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture or
Television category with a whopping four songs on the True Blood Season One Soundtrack album.
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.