Tonight’s the night. After two long years of construction, the new theater wing of the Acadiana Center for the Arts opens tonight with a ribbon cutting, tour and, of course, cocktails. Following the celebration is the first of over a week's worth of events. Rhythmic Circus, a Broadway-bound tap dance phenomenon backed by the funky stylings of a seven-piece band is performing Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Don’t miss the is a high energy percussive dance set to a variety of musical genres spanning funk to salsa.
The ribbon cutting takes place at 6 p.m. and is free to the public. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $15-20. If you can’t make it tonight, Rhythmic Circus will repeat the performance on Friday, 7:30 p.m.
While you’re at the AcA, don’t miss the great shows in the galleries:
Tom Secrest Real of Subconscious Main Gallery October 9 - December 18
Nervous Energy Curated by Stephanie Patton October 9 - November 5
Michelle Fontenot Heads Up October 9 - December 18
For the rest of the celebratory schedule, go to the AcA website.
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.