On Sunday at the Blue Moon Saloon, beginning at 1 p.m., catch the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Vin Bruce, Joe Hall and the Cane Cutters, Les Freres Michot, and the Vrai Boys, which includes Horace Trahan, Matthew Doucet and the Huval Family. The show runs until 8 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Cultural Research Institute of Acadiana.
Between the bands' sets, there will lectures on local sustainable living, saving seeds, and farming in the wetlands. Your $10 admission also gets you a CRIA membership and helps raise funds for the Acadiana Seed Bank, which collects, treats, and preserves generations of obscure heirloom seeds in Acadiana that have been passed down through the generations. For more, visit www.criala.org or call (337) 962-6674.
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.