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Grammy Winner Terrance Simien Visits KTDY

South Louisiana is a place where "music grows up from the ground" (to borrow a phrase). Terrance Simien is a great example. The St. Landry Parish native has been immersed in music since childhood, first learning to play piano, later trumpet & accordion.

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Terrance Simien Credits Dockside Studios with Grammy Mojo [VIDEO]

In his acceptance speech, Simien thanked the Recording Academy for the honor and for bestowing a Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Clifton Chenier.

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R.I.P. John Warren Prejean, Sr.

Prejean was an influential figure on the Zydeco music scene, fronting several local bands. He also worked as a sideman for "Little Bob" Camille, and played trumpet for Warren Caesar. He most recently worked as accordionist and lead singer of the Creole Zydeco Farmers.

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Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana

The Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine present 'Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana' April 20. It's part of a series of Louisiana Soundtrack Experience events being held throughout the state this year

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It’s ‘Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day’ Today [VIDEO]

Can't think of a better way to celebrate a day like 'Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day' than with the Polyester Power Hour and maybe a little Zydeco dancing!

Check out Cupid's 'Do It with Your Boots On' and learn some new steps from these terrific dancers!

 

 

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Gator by the Bay Festival in San Diego Promotes Louisiana and Zydeco

While we were recovering from Festival International and Jazz Fest here at home, folks in California were celebrating our culture on Harbor Island in San Diego Bay. The Louisiana Office of Tourism sponsored 'Gator by the Bay' which featured music and food from the Bayou State and Lafayette - they even gave away a trip to Louisiana! Bands included and Grammy Award winning Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, KeithFrank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

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Grammy Winner Terrance Simien To Appear In New Zac Efron Film

Louisiana music hits the mainstream of popular culture again! Grammy award winning Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience are featured  in Warner Brothers' "The Lucky One", starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner.

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Geno Delafose Plays Abbeville Saturday Night

Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie will be playing at St. Theresa Holy Family Life Center in Abbeville Saturday, March 31st.  All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Benefit Information for Shaylen Richard

The following information was sent to me by a friend, Holly Castille.  She is the grandmother of Shaylen Richard, a 5-year-old girl who lost both of her parents in a motorcycle accident in 2010 (Holly's daughter and son-in-law):

Shaylen Richard is a sweet five year old girl that lost both of her parents, Amber Chaisson Richard & Roderick “T-Pap” Richard, in a motorcycle accident on October 9, 2010.

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Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
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Vote For Local Musicians For ‘Best Of The Beat’ Awards

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Chubby Carrier Comments on Grammy Win On CJ and Debbie Ray Show

Ain't no party like a Chubby Party!

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Louisiana Grammy Nominees

We are a Sportsman's Paradise and a Musical Mecca!  Louisiana artists have racked up a slew of Grammy nominations!  Congratulations to Chubby Carrier, Dr. John... and the list goes on!

The Zydeco/Cajun category, which by its very nature always features a wide range of Louisiana-based artists, tapped as 2011 nominees D

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