Thursday, February 23, 2012

Horace Trahan plays Music of Acadiana series finale

    Renowned Cajun and zydeco accordionist Horace Trahan plays the Music of Acadiana series season finale at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Nunu’s, 1510 Highway 93, in Arnaudville. Creator of the hit single, “That Butt Thing,” Trahan also wrote all 16 songs on his critically-acclaimed “Keep Wallking” CD of 2010. 
Horace Trahan
    The event starts with a jam session open to all musicians. An interview with Trahan begins at 3 p.m., followed by a performance. 
    Admission is $5, free for children. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 
    In other St. Landry Parish events: 
  • Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns entertain at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., in Opelousas. Country singer/songwriter Jaryd Lane opens the show. (337) 407-1806, 
  • Cajun music favorites Mack Manuel, Jesse Lege’ and the Lake Charles Ramblers host a reunion show for the Rendez-Vous des Cajuns radio and TV show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the ‘’Ole Opry, Prairie Home Companion format. (337) 457-7389,
  • Guitarist Roscoe Chenier and the Inner City Blues Bland play the old-fashioned barn dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veteran Memorial Highway, in Eunice. Cousin of zydeco great Clifton Chenier, Roscoe has been playing blues and R&B for more than four decades. (337) 457-2881,
  • Cajun and Creole French speakers, and those who would like to learn, can attend La Table Française at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the school house located in the historical Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., in Opelousas. The event takes place the last Wednesday of each month. (337) 948-6263. 
  • Poet Leslie D. and storyteller Juanita Decuir lead the next literary presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Casa Azul, 232 MLK Drive, in Grand Coteau. Decuir is part of Grand Coteau Voices, a project that documents the town’s history and ways of life. The event also includes open mic presentations. (337) 662-1032, 
  • Masks & Mayhem – The Courir de Mardi Gras Artwork of Herb Roe remains on display through March 17 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, I-49 exit 23, just north of Opelousas. Roe’s exhibit features oil paintings and graphite drawings of rural Mardi Gras runs. 
  • Four Artistic Visions, a Black History Month art exhibit, is on display at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main St., in Opelousas. The mixed media exhibit, which features art by Darlene Moore, Randell Henry, Ronald Kennedy and Ella Guillory, continues through March 31. (337) 948-2589, 
    In upcoming events, debris artist Trish Ransom and wood worker Frank Dabney continue the First Fridays with a Little Lagniappe art series from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, I-49 exit 23. All featured artists are creating pieces from materials salvaged during the construction process of the Visitor Center. 
    The 27th Annual Here’s the Beef Cookoff is set for Sunday, March 4 at the Yambilee Agricultural Arena, 1863 W. Landry St., in Opelousas. Sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Cattleman’s Association, the event features some of the area’s top food and entertainment. 
    For more information on parish events, call the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission at (337) 948-8004 or visit Updates are available on Facebook at St. Landry Parish – It’s Gumbo for Your Soul and Twitter @StLandryParish. Videos are online at

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