Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame, formerly known as Richard's Club in Lawtell, has a three-day grand opening going on beginning tonight with Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers, followed on Saturday with Leon Chavis & the Zydeco Flames and Lil' Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers; J. Paul & the Zydeco Nubreedz have a Sunday gig. All dances start at 9:30 p.m. INFO: here.
A pre-release concert for the launch of pianist Fabian "Isadar" Thibodeaux's CD Reconstruction is 7 p.m., today, at the Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. Tickets are $10-$25 and can be reserved by calling 337-785-0440 or going here.
If you're out San Diego way this weekend, check out the Gator by the Bay Festival and you'll find Cajun and zydeco music with local groups Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Bonsoir Catin and Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band.
A host of West Coast Cajun and zydeco bands, some with a Louisiana connection will also perform.
Louisiana music will be complemented by Louisiana food as Mitch Olivier of Crawfish Corner in Opelousas plans to boil some 10,000 pounds of crawfish. The festival has the blessings of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission and the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
The Atlantic has a piece on En Francis, the CD a compliation of 14 rock music classics played by Cajun and Creole bands and performed entirely in Cajun French. New Orleans' Ben Sandmel wrote the story which you can read here.
|Corey Ledet at Festival International as part of the Bayou Teche's LA 31 set Sunday on Scene Malibu Fais Do Do. Dominick Cross|
For the record, En Francis features Corey Ledet: Hey Joe and Roadhouse Blues; Bonsoir Catin: You're No Good and Oh Darling; The Les Malfecteurs: Money (That's what I Want) and Wooly Bully; Feufollet: Four Tops' Reach Out (I'll be There) and Big Star's In the Street. Cedric Watson:The Beatles Revolution; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys: Neil Young's Down by the River. Isle Derniere: Iron Man and Lost Bayou Ramblers:My Generation and I Love Rock and Roll. Brother Dege: a slide guitar version of The Star-Spangled Banner - which we were all dazzled by just last month during opening ceremonies of Festival International de Louisiane.
Arnaudville's Bayou Teche Brewing with Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers, the LCVC and Louisiana Folk Roots released the CD.
Tipitina's Foundation & Let's Be Totally Clear's Smoke-Free Air Series comes to Lafayette Friday, May 18, with ImagineIAM, The Pits and Christine Pierce at Artmosphere. The free show is also supported by the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, who will give away several $100 loaded credit cards to make the night even more free for several lucky attendees. The concert series highlights the importance of smoke-free workplaces in each city where there is a Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op. They will feature giveaways and music by internationally known artists, Grammy winners, and local supporters of the cause. For more information visit go here.
In honor of Labels for Education, Safeway and the Grammy Foundation®, Hunter Hayes made a special guest appearance on Monday to perform with seventh and eighth grade students at Corpus Christi School in Piedmont, Calif. The goal is to help nourish the potential of children and support the social value of music education in schools and communities across the country. Hayes performed a special set for students, and shared his experiences in the music industry, in hopes to teach students the importance of music in their lives.
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Lawmakers have added $15 million to the attorney general's budget to pay for Louisiana's ongoing legal case against BP for damages caused by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
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Long-established private club opening special events venue in failed women’s store at Kaliste Saloom Road and Camellia Boulevard.
High-dollar legal teams are preparing to spar in federal court over the regional levee authority’s historic lawsuit against oil and gas companies, but a panel of volunteers could preempt those efforts when they meet in August.
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Trendy Shi Shi is heading to the Ranch, longtime retail institution Partners’ Ltd. is relocating to Parc Lafayette, and ariel artist haven Vertical Barre is moving downtown.