One thing is for sure, when a big holiday rolls around – Mardi Gras, Xmas, Festival International, Festival Acadiens – The Blue Moon Saloon will have a righteous live show going down. The Moon always has the action. New Year’s Eve is no different. Celebrate the New Year with two bands that kick it old school. Cajun music wunderkind Ryan Brunet takes a break from crashing on people’s couches and playing in France to return home and ring in the New Year with his band The Malfecteurs. If you like real Cajun music with your suds and firecrackers, go to this show. “We’ll be handing out party favors at the door and free champagne at midnight to make for a rocking' bash that won't stop until the early hours of 2011,” says Blue Moon owner Marc Falgout. Retro garage rockers The Viatones open the show. On the preceding night – Dec. 30 – you can catch Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys as they toss aside roots-music formulas and throw the CD release party for their new genre-bending CD Grand Isle. Bust it.
Blue Moon Saloon 215 East Convent St. Lafayette, 234-2422
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 go public this year.
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.