A STARLOTTE IS BORN
You may not know Starlotte Dawn Smith, but she knows Lafayette. The UL alumna was a member the UL water ski team in the mid 1990s, named to the All-America team, competed in the World University Trophy Games and collected more than 10 national championships.
MARDI GRAS ’DO
Jymmye Shafer’s second Mardi Gras of designing and manufacturing festive barrettes and headbands suffered a setback, as the demand for her Saints hair accessories took up most of the budding entrepreneur’s spare time.
FUNK SOUL BROTHERS
Venerable New Orleans groovsters Galactic are back with a new release, Ya-Ka-May.
There’s a lot of crazy Saints stuff out there, but here’s one welcome newbie to the Who Dat Nation: Pamplona Tapas Bar bartender Luke Tullos mixed up an homage to the Super Bowl-bound Saints this week that is a sure shot — the Who Dat cocktail tastes as good as it looks.
Louisiana Hot Stuff, located in the Target Center on Ambassador Caffery Parkway, has been transformed into Saints Central.
The marvelous convergence of the season that knights the Super Bowl-bound Saints as Mardi Gras royalty also spins off into Saints-themed carnival wear.
The Performing Arts Society of Acadiana kicks off its PASA Plus performances with a chamber music recital performed by the musicians from the UL School of Music. The chamber music performance will feature faculty members as well as several guest musicians. Some of the musicians performing are Michael Blaney, Susanna Garcia, Jennifer Cassin, Hanna Mayo, Justin Berhtold, and Ben Bailey. It will include works by Brahms, Mackey, Marinu, Massenet and several others. The recital is today at 2:00 p.m. at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.
From the Delta blues you can trace the roots of rock and roll, rockabilly, southern rock, punk rock, alt-country, modern R & B, pop music, jazz, hip-hop, elements of Cajun, zydeco, and Creole music, and whatever other genre of popular music you’d like to fit in there. There is no debate; elements of almost all of it came from the great wellspring of the blues. There is no other greater influence on modern music.
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