This weekend’s highlights include a special performance by the Luciana Souza Quintet abd the stage production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
For more information on these events and many more taking place all over Acadiana this weekend, visit Acadiana365.com.
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz's leading singers and interpreters. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luciana Souza has been releasing acclaimed recordings since 2002 - including her six Grammy-nominated records.
Souza has performed and recorded with greats including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez and many others.
The Luciana Souza Quintet performs on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St. For more details and ticket information visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the story of a group of mentally ill patients who, unable to cope with society, retreated from the world to take haven within the walls of a mental hospital. R.P. McMurphy, a loud-mouthed, gambling outlaw, sentenced to the ward to avoid time doing hard labor, can't help but light a fire in the hearts of the patients, and show them a glimpse of the life they had forgotten. The cast includes Hope Garrett Cook as Nurse Ratched, Cooper Helm as R.P. McMurphy, Casey Harmon as Chief Bromden and Jim Levert as Dale Harding. Other cast members include Gus Fontenot, Andre Trahan, Jack Sorenson, Scott Hermes, Edward DeMahy, Roger Peak, Kayla Naquin, Mitch Barry, Michael Smith, Catherine Arceneaux, Abigail Deger, Todras Sam and Jackie Robertson.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest runs Friday, Jan. 17, to Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at Cite des Arts, located at 109 Vine St. Tickets are $15. For more information visit CiteDesArts.org.
The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm remains open an extra hour on the third Saturday of every month for Market goers to enjoy lunch on the picturesque Horse Farm property in a family friendly atmosphere. Several of Lafayette’s best food trucks will be parked at the Market at the Horse Farm until 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th to celebrate the LafayetteTravel Food Pavilion.
The Pavilion, which showcases the culinary creativity of Lafayette’s food culture from farm to fork, is a monthly collaboration of the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm, local food trucks, and member restaurants of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Local musicians Diego Martin Perez and Sam Giaruso will lead this Saturday’s Cajun jam, which takes place at the Market each week at 9:11 a.m.
The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Horse Farm, located at 2913 Johnston St. For more information visit MarketattheHorseFarm.com.
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area.
Legislators still must leave their guns at the door of the Louisiana Capitol.
Sen. Fred Mills may have an "R" behind his name, but his actions in the Louisiana Legislature transcend the established boundaries of his party.
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.
The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry Tuesday, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.