Free dental clinic
offered for musicians
LAFAYETTE — A free dental clinic will be available to music professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20 at the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, 1317 Jefferson St.
The dental clinic is part of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Healthcare Initiative, which connects those employed in industries that support the state’s cultural economy to affordable health services.
The clinic is open to music professionals, including musicians, sound engineers, roadies, music producers and music agents, said Kathy Richard, director of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Healthcare Initiative in a news release.
The clinic is held in partnership with Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and MusiCares, a service division of The Recording Academy, which presents the annual Grammys, and the Smile Program, which enlists mobile dentists.
Advanced registration and a scheduled appointment is required for the clinic. Appointments must be made in advance by contacting LCEF at (337) 366-8970 or by sending an email to: Kathy@culturaleconomy.org.
No walk-ins will be accepted. Applicants must present identification.
Documentation of participation in one of the following areas is also required: at least five years of employment in the music industry; at least six commercially released recordings (singles); or at least six commercially or promotionally released music videos.
The June clinic is the fourth dental clinic held by the LCEF-HI. The three prior dental clinics, held in partnership with MusiCares, provided services to more than 35 musicians.
Opelousas student’s fundraiser set June 23
“Miracles for Meghan Benefit Band Bash,” a fundraiser for Meghan Briley, a 15-year-old recently diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, begins at 10 a.m. June 23 at Opelousas Catholic School.
The event will feature silent and live auctions that begin at 3 p.m. and live music throughout the day. A rice and gravy cook-off and a poker run are also planned.
Tickets are $5 at the gate and may be purchased at the main branch of St. Landry Bank. Donations may also be made at the bank to the Miracles for Meghan Band Bash Fund.
Briley was diagnosed with an inoperable glioblastoma brain stem tumor and is undergoing treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Proceeds will be directed to her family.
To register for the cook-off, call Tammy Roberts at (337) 942-8911, ext. 2129. For the poker run, call Earline Doucet at (337) 945-6116 or Reggie Doucet at (337) 344-2209.
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