“Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band…”
The piano man's music lives on in unexpected ways. And he's not even dead. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with Jeans n Classics vocalist Jean Meilleur to play the piano-driven tunes of Elton John. Two shows are scheduled. The first is on Jan. 2 at Paragon Casino in Marksville at 8 p.m. and a second show on Jan. 3 at Heymann Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
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.