Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Written by Lanie Cook
Times are fast these days. Technological communication puts people on constant standby, and long gone is the need for tangible, real-life interaction as entire social environments are now carried in pockets and purses. Moods, emotions and atmospheres have largely transformed into bits and blurbs of text — a sea of zeros and ones soaring through the digital realms of time and space — and we are constantly in touch in the most out-of-touch way. Simplicated/Complified combines the work of visual artist Marla Kristicevich and choreographer Paige Krause to explore this new era of communication, one that’s transformed — in a matter of years — from slow and intimate to increasingly rapid and sometimes complicated. The on-site performance will take place in Freetown Field on the corner of Gordon and Main Streets and will bring together the visual arts with the art of movement, all in a public, interactive setting so as to foster a greater community involvement. Performances are on May 21-22 at 8 p.m. Bring five or ten bucks for a donation and support the local arts.
She sings about love. She also sings about child abuse, serial killers, social injustice and hypocritical America. If the mere look of her isn’t intriguing enough (it’s like a hybrid between an anime heroine and a rag doll come to life), guitar-wielding Kimberly Freeman of Austin’s One-Eyed Doll plays music loud and twisted — although the kooky rock darling has a voice surprisingly sweet (in direct contrast to her apparently out-of-control stage antics). One-Eyed Doll brings its sound to Caffe Cottage — along with SILVAS, The FireMaiden From Outerspace and Foul Stench of Youth — on May 21.
Their music is folksy and warm, with haunting choruses that resonate as though echoed through a lonely summer night’s cigarette haze. Combining a not-so-typically-New Orleans sound with a very New Orleans mood — they’re even sure to include the familiar images of boats, plantations and “loose women” — Sun Hotel brings its brand of self-described “swamp” indie from the Crescent City to Artmosphere on May 19.
RIDE OF SILENCE
Gas prices. An economical slump. Reignited desires to live actively. The city of Lafayette was awarded a plaque for tracking the most DUI arrests last year. Whatever the reason, bicycling seems to have caught on in this town, forcing drivers to reconsider roadways typically shared only with other motor vehicles. In efforts to boost this awareness, cyclists will take to the roads May 19 as part of the National Ride of Silence, a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while trekking on public roadways — namely Robert Himel and Michael Saucier, who were both killed in 2009 while riding bikes in Lafayette. Meet at Parc San Souci at 6:30 p.m. to pay homage.
SAVE THE BABIES
With more than 1,400 babies born prematurely every day, March of Dimes works tirelessly to fund research that prevents birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Courtesy Automotive Group pairs with Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys this Saturday at Grant Street Dancehall for their annual March of Dimes Benefit. Money raised at the event helps fund education, community services, advocacy and research for infant health. Donate $10 at any Courtesy location for tickets and support the health of babies.
Mike & Trey’s Exploratory Funk Rocket plays Artmosphere May 21… Bluesman Marty Christian hits Blue Dog Café May 22… Acadiana, Change Today! and Wildfires at Sadies May 20…
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