This Friday's perfomers, Les FrÃ¨res Michot (pictured), have been playing Bach Lunch since its beginning, says band member Rick Michot. In addition to Rick, the traditional Cajun band's sounds are played by brothers Tommy, Mike, Louie, AndrÃ© and Patrick. Formed in 1986, Les FrÃ¨res Michot aims to preserve the bal de Maison style of Cajun music and sings only in French, using no drums or electric instruments. The brothers also keep their day jobs and sit in with other bands. Rick is a district judge for Lafayette Parish and plays the Greek bouzouki at El Potrillo Mexican restaurant on Friday nights; Louie and AndrÃ© front Lost Bayou Ramblers; and Tommy is a research biologist for the National Wetlands Research Center. Youngest brother Patrick also sits in with the band, as does state Sen. Mike Michot. The brothers also have a standing Monday night gig at Prejean's Restaurant, in addition to their annual appearance at Bach Lunch. "We always look forward to Bach Lunch, and most of the time it's beautiful weather when we play," says Rick. "We always want beautiful weather."
Bach Lunch is held every Friday during the fall and spring at Parc Sans Souci downtown from noon-1 p.m. Boxed lunches from area restaurants are available for $6 or $5 for museum and planetarium members; soft drinks are available for $1. Lunches Oct. 7 will be available from Creole Lunch House, Hub City Diner and Casa OlÃ©. Call 291-5544 for more information.
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Lafayette businessman Mike Moreno’s Green Field Energy Services announced Tuesday a plan to sell the business and assets as part of its bankruptcy reorganization effort.
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In a letter distributed during Wednesday night's meeting, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb, in his final meeting as board president, called on his fellow board members to start focusing on the children and stop battling Superintendent Pat Cooper.