Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Written by Dege Legg
You got old tires? Need a place to dump them? Councilman Boudreaux is trying to clean that mess up in addition to taking away primo mosquito breeding grounds. On July 10, he’s putting out the call to residents with old tires to dispose of them from 8 a.m. to noon at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, located at 309 Cora St. in Lafayette. Persons physically unable to transport tires should call 291-8815.
Chubby’s got the magic. Born in Church Point, Chubby Carrier started out playing drums in his father’s band, by 15 he’d learned the accordion, at 17 he was playing with Terrance Simien. Eventually forming his own band, Chubby has released five CDs and traveled the world — including Alaska, Hawaii, Canada. North Africa, and Europe. On July 10, you can see Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band right here in little Lafayette at the Blue Moon.
It’s got to be a weird scene, being an Elvis impersonator (or uh, “tribute artist”) – scraps of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches everywhere, framed photos of Richard Nixon in piles of broken glass, the Memphis “tribute artist” Mafia going insane, drunk in TRON helmets and juggling electric snakes. It must get wild. Yeah! Yee-haw! Treat me like a fool! I could get into a scene like that. Donny Edwards – according to his press release – is considered “the #1 Elvis Tribute artist in the WORLD.” He’s coming to Crowley with Elvis’s original drummer for 14 years, DJ Fontana, a Louisiana native who began his career with The King at the Louisiana Hayride in 1954. He’ll be joining Donnie and the fantastically astonishing Fever band. Sundance Head will open the show. Be at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on July 10.
Blue Moon brings the indie rock with a rad show featuring the twee tunes of Til We’re Blue or Destroy plus the Louisiana T-Rex rock of Bird City and The Preservation on July 9.
Get your Allen Ginsberg on at Casa Azul for a literary reading and open-mic session with writers Karen Evans and Jim Pharis. Show starts at 7 p.m. on July 8 in Grand Coteau.
This is weekend’s ArtWalk isn’t the only the place art will be kicking. If you could rock and roll an art form — and many people do — chug it on over to Artmosphere after ArtWalk on July 10 to see the quirk-folk of the Dirty Bourbon River Band and the skronk-grass of The Howdies.
Detroit singer-songwriter Eric Brendo brings the indie folk and rock mope to Artmosphere on July 9…Dorian Phibian busts out the jams at Bisbano’s on July 9. Really, Really play the next night…The Lost Dogs play the Crowley Rice Theater on July 11…On July 10, Chris Miller & Bayou Roots and Felton LeJeune & Cajun Cowboys play the Liberty Theater in Eunice...On July 9, Bodacious Bros. Productions hosts an “80s Nite” at Grant Street.
So far the Democratic agenda includes proposals to expand Medicaid; increase the minimum wage; offer equal pay to women; heighten regulations on predatory lending practices, like payday loans; and add more transparency in the governor’s office.
Hot-button education issues ranging from Common Core to charter schools have some lawmakers pushing to scrap the appointing process and go back to electing the state's super.
Downtown Lafayette restaurant launches new concept near Le Triomphe
Police say the handcuffed man fatally shot himself in the back, but his family isn't buying the story.
Yeah, it's smoked venison sausage stuffed in a suckling pig stuffed in a lamb and roasted over an open fire.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a budget proposal that suggests new education and health care spending, pay raises for state workers and an incentive fund to encourage colleges to enhance their science, engineering and technology training.
Reamco founders Brent Milam and Ashley Lane now shareholders in acquiring company and part of its management team.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.