Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his family — wife Brittany and sons Baylen and Bowen — are featured in a clever new television commercial advertising a new financial service from Chase.
The commercial includes a cameo by actor Lance E. Nichols (the man barbecuing on his deck in the ad), who plays the character Larry Williams in the critically acclaimed, New Orleans-set HBO series Treme. Not coincidentally, when Brees sends Nichols’ character money to cover the damage from Baylen’s epic kick, he texts the notice to “Larry.” Nice touch, Wall Street fat cats.
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.