Acadiana Center of the Arts adds another magic trick to their magician’s top hat by hosting a jazz series in the Moncus Theater.
AcA’s Jazz at the Center series aims to turn the theater into a metropolitan jazz club where patrons can enjoy drinks with table service. Contemporary jazz musicians of international reknown are performing. There will be a series of five shows spanning through spring of 2012:
Oct. 14, John Pizzarelli Oct. 29, Rondi Charleston Quintet Jan. 20, Fred Hersch Trio March 16, Hot Club of Detroit May 18, Dr. Michael White
A season pass for all five shows is $215 for VIP table seating and $155 for regular table seating. Tickets for the mezzanine are sold the day of the shows.
For questions or tickets call the AcA box office at 233-7060 or AcA’s site. AcA is located in downtown Lafayette at 101 W. Vermilion.
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.