March 29, 2011 05:26 PM
Local roots rocker Kevin Sekhai hosts a Rolling Stones Hoot Night at the Blue Moon Saloon on March 31. Who doesn't love The Stones? You've got Mick, prancing around like a crazy rooster and doing his thing, which gets annoying, but you forgive him ...
March 28, 2011 04:52 PM
Anglo Suisse Offshore Partners is taking responsibility for the March 20 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico. So it's not silt after all. In the tangled matrix of damage control, disinformation and honest-to-God truth seeking, the oil spill reported on March ...
March 28, 2011 04:26 PM
Scientists investigating dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico have been gagged. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the last year: Wildlife biologists, contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to investigate ...
March 28, 2011 03:40 PM
Roller derby is back. Acadiana's first and only roller derby team - Acadiana Roller Girls - is ramping up for the 2011 season with bouts against teams from Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Roller derby is back. Acadiana's first and only roller ...
March 25, 2011 03:05 PM
Local Lafayette band GIVERS is one of ten bands featured in a Time.com article on South by Southwest. Lafayette's own upbeat-sunshine, rainbow wonders GIVERS are one of the bands featured in a Time.com ...
March 22, 2011 10:42 PM
AUTISM BENEFIT Here's a good cause if there ever were one: Autism. I'm going to let the organizer of the event, musician Jim Nobles, tell it in his own words. I am a father of a 7-year old little girl with autism. Cadence Olivia Nobles was born March ...
March 22, 2011 10:29 PM
Tired of going out and hearing the same old thing? Cajun guys, playing Cajun? Zydeco guys, playing zydeco? Blues dudes, playing blues?... Wednesday, March 23, 2011Written by Dege Legg Tired of going out and hearing the same old thing? Cajun guys, playing Cajun? Zydeco guys, playing zydeco? Blues dudes, playing blues? Rock dudes squeezing out the same old rock and roll? Check this. Banjo master Bela Fleck, tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and contemporary upright bassist Edgar Meyer have joined forces for a tour in support of their recent album The Melody of Rhythm. It's interesting stuff - like a jazz-head's dream. The result plays like a mix of world music, classical experimentalism and Appalachian jazz. Freaky, but good. And way more palatable than you'd imagine. By combing their talents as limitless creators, composers and entertainers, they have created an incredibly eclectic and unique musical experience. "It's a blend of our different and fairly strong personalities," says Meyer. "I think over the course of the evening you will feel elements of bluegrass, Indian music, western classical and jazz. But a lot of it, we hope is a hybrid or a blend of all those things. Somewhere between the three of us, those are pretty primary sources." Fleck has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map from classical halls to concert arenas around the world. Hussain is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order. He's like John Bonham of the tabla, playing with everyone from Ravi Shankar to modern collaborations with Tabla Beat Science. And Meyer is a master of the double bass, pushing the instrument into uncharted seas with unparalleled technique and musicianship. "Zakir ups the ante. He's such an unusually accomplished musician that it makes you shoot for things you wouldn't have ever thought were possible," says Meyer. "It just raises the bar. He's so steady and so perfect that it's often not that hard. If Bela does something that's tricky and pushes or pulls, Zakir is so fast, he'll go right with him. He's looking for ways for him to be himself, but he's also looking for ways to keep us all together."When you have three musicians of this caliber, you are sure to get some form of improvisation during the set. "We have a lot of set structures throughout the evening, but there's a lot of room in them to branch off," says Meyor. "Zakir's not locked to any parts; he's always a free agent. But there are plenty of times in the set where Bela and I are both pretty free to explore ideas." PASA presents one of its most important performances ever with Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heymann Center. Tickets range from from $8.50-$41 and are available through pasaonline.org, by calling 800-745-3000 or at any Ticket Master outlet. ...
March 22, 2011 05:02 PM
Debate continues as to whether or not the substance leaked into the Gulf of Mexico on March 20 is oil, silt, sheen or remants of a corporate America's lost soul. Damage control, continuing propaganda campaign, or innocent silt? You decide. The jury ...
March 21, 2011 04:39 PM
The Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially large oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Deepwater Horizon site. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water to swim, drill and splash around to your heart's ...
March 18, 2011 04:13 PM
UL hosts Festival of the Arts March 20-26 at various locations in Lafayette. UL hosts Festival ...

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