Adding to the lineage of outstanding musicians performing in shows hosted by PASA, Chris Botti, a world renowned trumpet player entertained several hundred people at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 20. At a pre-performance cocktail party hosted by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, Chris (center) talks with Angela Becnel, lifestyles editor of the Crowley Post-Signal (left) and PASA’s new executive director, Shanna Naumann Higginbotham (right).
Visiting with Grammy award-winning jazz recording artist Chris Botti before his recent PASA concert at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette are from left, former state legislator and author Ron Gomez; his wife, Carol Ross, owner of Edge Communications, Inc. and Sally and Louis Gary of Youngsville.
Francis Pavy, who studied art under the direction of Elmore Morgan Jr., is considered a visual narrator of South Louisiana’s vibrant culture renowned for his colorful, abstract approach to Southern iconography and storytelling presents a new retrospective, Currents and Flows - 35 Years of Art. The show, coupled with the Turtle Island Quartet performance will be featured at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in their main gallery, March 12th through May 7th, 2011. Currents and Flows tracks the evolution of Pavy’s art, featuring pieces never before displayed as well as commissioned pieces and new work.
At the annual meeting of the Cattleman’s Association and the Acadia Parish Farm Bureau Tuesday night, the Farm Bureau made their annual donation to the Cattleman’s Association to support the agricultural industry in Acadia Parish. From the left are, Carl Scanlon (Farm Bureau board), Jeff Bouillion (Farm Bureau board), Larry Hornsby (President of the Cattleman’s Association and Barrett Courvillle (LSU AgCenter of Acadia Parish).
Members of the Krewe de Foo helped make Southwind Assisted Living’s Mardi Gras Family Night even more entertaining as they handed out beads to all in attendance and danced with some of the residents. A band also provided entertainment through Cajun music and Mardi Gras royalty was crowned as voted by the residents.