So when Louisiana Crossroads commissioned Pavy to paint a guitar for the music series, Pavy focused on the Crossroads theme. He painted an image in oil, divided into four directions with four different elements of earth, sky, fire and water on the front of the guitar. It's a theme he had used years ago in a series of woodcuts. On the back of the guitar he relied on the myth of Robert Johnson at the crossroads, where the seminal blues master was rumored to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his masterful guitar playing abilities. On the vibrant sky background with two lone telephone poles, Pavy wrote his own blues lyrics.
"We have this killer Francis Pavy original," says Louisiana Crossroads Director Todd Mouton, "but then we're also going to have these highly durable copies." The local guitar manufacturer Composite Acoustics has agreed to produce a line of guitars with reproductions of Pavy's work. "Anyone that wants one can buy one," says Mouton. "They're going to be custom order guitars." Composite Acoustics will sell the limited edition Pavy model for $2,999 each, with proceeds benefiting the Louisiana Crossroads series.
After the unveiling of Pavy's guitar and the announcement of this season's lineup for Louisiana Crossroads on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, saxophonists Dickie Landry and Jon Smith open the eighth season of Louisiana Crossroads with Two Tenors: An evening with the Saxophone. The show will feature solo and duo works from Landry and Smith, with a finale featuring the duo's chord-based six- and 24-saxophone approach. Tickets are $8-$12 and available online at www.louisianacrossroads.org or by calling (337) 233-7060.
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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