Nearing full-time, institutional status as a local cultural touchstone, the organizers behind the annual, music fundraiser known as The Medicine Show has announced the date, venue, and line-up of this year’s 11th show. The big news is this year’s change of venue. For all previous shows, the event was held at Grant Street Dancehall, but this year the Medicine Show moves into its new digs at Acadiana Center for the Arts Performance Theater. 200 general admission seats will be available and the event will showcase the theater’s (now known as the James Devin Moncus Theater) “large dance floor” configuration for the first time.
The annual fundraiser dance and concert will take place on Dec. 18 at AcA and feature music from The Louisiana Purchase Bluegrass Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and The UL Lafayette Wind Ensemble, Feufollet, and Sonny Landreth. That’s pretty hefty line-up. Lot of entertainment for your fundraising entertainment dollar. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is at 8 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15 and available now at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org, the AcA box office and by calling (337) 233-7060. The entire evening of music will be broadcast live on KRVS 88.7 FM and simulcast worldwide via krvs.org. As with all previous Medicine Shows, the proceeds benefit The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Memorial Endowed Fund for Traditional Music at UL.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.