With the pressure ratcheted up, the Festival staff and community responded with admirable speed. Their work is garnering some national attention and applause.
Despite a surge of re-openings under the local “Safe Shop” policy, some Lafayette retailers are opting to keep their doors closed for now
Populated with so many of Lafayette’s musicians, artists, cooks, bartenders and gig workers inexorably tied to the local cultural economy, routine life in Lafayette’s Freetown neighborhood is upended.
While coronavirus wreaks havoc on the restaurant industry, Acadiana’s iconic plate lunch houses persevere as tight-knit family businesses with strong neighborhood ties.
One month after re-opening La Pizzeria, Randy Daniel suddenly found himself laying off 22 of the 23 hourly employees he had just hired.
Last November, Festival International’s executive director nervously stood before a crowd of TV cameras and reporters. Unfortunately, the purpose of this press conference wasn’t to announce any big-name musical headliners, or the new theatrical additions to this year’s Festival, or shower praise on community partners for Lafayette’s biggest public event — then just six months away. Rather, Scott Feehan had […]