Cité des Arts is located at 109 Vine St. in between Buchanan and Jefferon Streets. Since 2000 it has been supporting the local arts and its creators by playing host to Christmas pantomimes, jam sessions, plays, flea markets, movie nights, art shows, musicals and more. It is able to do so through grants for the arts and donations and it is considered a “grassroots art center.”
This Nov. 5 a fundraiser will be held for its benefit at the Marsh House on Avery Island. Get out your flapper dress and practice your flagpole-sitting because it is an evening inspired by the 1920s, probably the last era in America when men commonly wore fur coats.
Called “An Evening with Cole Porter,” several established musicians will be covering Porter tunes. Charles Manns, Ann Savoy, Patsy Bienvenue, Erica Fox, Johanna Divine, Kurt Boudreaux and David Trainer will be performing songs like "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Night and Day."
Tickets are $100. This includes the show, drinks and food provided by some of the best restaurants in Acadiana. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Cité at 291-1122 or by going to Cite's site.
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.