The best of Acadiana Open Channel's locally produced television programming will be honored this weekend at AOC's annual Viddy Awards. The event presents awards for categories including Best Live Program, Best Arts and Culture Program, Best Crew, Best Set and a viewers' choice award.
The Viddy Awards takes place Saturday night at The Petroleum Club, beginning at 7 p.m. The event, open to the public, includes dinner and entertainment from Lafayette's one and only Tina Turner impersonator Connie Garrett. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 232-4434, ext. 201.
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 go public this year.
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.