“Picture yourself in a boat on a river.” No, I’m not talking about a fishing trip. “With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.” And no, not that kind of trip either. Take a trip down memory lane, with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Penny Lane can be in your ears and eyes. Tonight, the ASO presents “The Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour” at 7:30 p.m. at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.
Conductor Mariusz Smolij and the ASO will back the fab four members of the cast of “Beatlemania,” a Broadway Beatles tribute show. The Liverpool look-alikes will track the history of British invasion through nearly a decade of culture changing hits until the break-up of the band in 1970.
If you’d like to meet the Beatles, a pre-performance meet-and-greet and light-buffet reception with the “Classical Mystery Tour” cast is set from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the second floor of the Heymann Center. Tickets are $30. For more information, check out Ticketmaster or call (337) 291-5555.
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.