The Livingston Parish News: American Idol, LSU students, Sounds of Nashville and more

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Here is your Tuesday Livingston Parish News: 

Modern urban development models consider ‘concrete’ and ‘asphalt’ a dirty word – a means to an end, but not something that should be used in abundance. Why? For reasons that have become extremely important to local residents – their effect on drainage.

Permeable surfaces and storm water runoff were the buzz words at a presentation to a small crowd in city hall Monday morning. LSU agriculture and engineering students took time away from finals study to present their semester-long projects on potential improvements to various study areas just north of the railroad tracks in Denham Springs.

But the proposed improvements were not just aesthetic in nature – they had economic and drainage benefits as well.

Both groups were tasked with analysis of the Long Slash Branch of the Amite River as well as drainage, road infrastructure, and aesthetic improvements to the Downtown Antique District.

Sounds of Nashville coming to Denham Springs for day-long Cajun Country Jam on May 4. Beginning at 11 a.m., the Cajun Country Jam will feature eight acts along two stages in the Antique Village, organizer and local radio personality Scott Innes said. The headliner of the day-long country bash will be Grammy award-winning group Shenandoah. Other acts include Jamie O’Neal, Andy Griggs, Hal Bruni, Sara Collins, Clifton Brown and the Rusty Bucket Band, Sheriff Bud Torres and James Linden Hogg.

Laine Hardy’s run on American Idol isn’t over yet. The Livingston Parish singer advanced to the Top 6 during Sunday night’s episode, which saw two contestants get eliminated from the nationally-televised singing competition. This week, the Top 8 contestants were tasked with singing from the rock band Queen’s catalogue — while receiving guidance from current Queen frontman and former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert — in addition to a movie duet.

‘Hodgepodge of people who like to sing’ | Guys Only Chorus to accompany Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs in 28th Annual Spring Concert. When the Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs presents its annual Spring Concert, 17-year-old Benjamin Haley knows who people will actually be coming to see. “We stole the show last time,” Haley said of the newly-formed Guys Only Chorus. “And we are the show this time.”

French Settlement, Maurepas, and Doyle baseball are heading to the quarterfinals this weekend.

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