Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Written by Dege Legg
ROOTS & ROLL
If you’re going through post-Mardi Gras withdrawal and need a quick musical fix, head out to Grant Street on March 11 and get a dose of some rootsy rock and roll. Julian Primeaux & His Royal Rowdy Company team up with Philadelphia transplant Paul Edelman’s new New Orleans band Pick Your Switch.
The Lafayette Science Museum has some cool stuff cooking. “Giant Worlds” is their latest exhibit. It explores the extraordinary giant planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus, orbiting our sun. Visitors will be able to peer through a replica of the telescope used by Galileo, seeing the giant planets as he did over 400 years ago. This exhibition promises to engage visitors of all ages through educational videos, games, interactive elements and scale models. The Lafayette Science Museum hosts the Space Science Institute exhibit “Giant Worlds” through May 13. The entry fee is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors age 62 and up, and $2 for children age 4–17. Younger children are admitted free. There is no extra charge for planetarium programs. The Lafayette Science Museum is located in downtown Lafayette at 433 Jefferson St. For more information, call 291-5544 or visit the museum’s website at www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org .
Friends of Elemore is a new organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds in support of the Elemore Morgan Jr. Visual Arts Endowment. They present the Turtle Island Quartet with a special guest appearance by Michael Doucet at the AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theatre in downtown Lafayette on March 11. Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a force in the creation of bold, new trends in music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles.
LAUGHTER IS THE RELIGION
Laughter is the greatest religion. And laughter returns to Lafayette in two official capacities this weekend. Comedians Ricky Briggs and Joseph Lymous host a two-man show at AOC on March 11 & 12. Tickets are $10. On the other side of town, Goodwill Industries of Acadiana is presents Cajun Comic Relief XIX: Good Laughs for Goodwill on March 12. All proceeds from the event go to various services that Goodwill provides. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by Matt Ewing and Sean Vidrine & da’ Classics. Performing for the show are Marvin Lee, T-Frog and John Paul Morgan (aka “Ragin Cajun”) as well as the three finalists from the Last Couillon Standing.
Brooklyn band The Lisps traffic in roots music and quirky pop with an indie rock sensibility. They’re touring in support of their sophomore CD Are We at the Movies? The Lisps play Artmosphere on March 12.
Photo man Phillip Gould has got him a band called Rio Luminoso. They play “romantic music from exotic places.” That conjures visions of coconut-umbrella drinks and sarongs. I can dig that. Rio Luminoso play Café des Amis March 9.
Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters will be performing at the new NuNu’s facility in Arnaudville. The show will feature 13-year old fiddle player Zack Fusilier with a guest appearance by Creole accordion legend Nolten Simien. The address of the new NuNu’s location is 1510 Hwy 93 in Arnaudville.
A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
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The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
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Republican presidential prospects Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are planning to speak at an Iowa Christian conservative event in September.
The attention surrounding Victor White III has spiked with the release of last week’s autopsy report, which has raised a number of serious questions about the night of his death and has put the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under an increased wave of scrutiny as more national media outlets are jumping on the story, most recently seen on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
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