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August 5, 2010
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bring their distinctive, soulful and upbeat Cajun French music to Los Angeles for a one-night-only sunset performance. The five-piece band has been nominated for multiple Grammys and is sure to get your feet tapping. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500; http://www.skirball.org.
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August 5, 2010
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bring their distinctive, soulful and upbeat Cajun French music to Los Angeles for a one-night-only sunset performance. The five-piece band has been nominated for multiple Grammys and is sure to get your feet tapping. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500; http://www.skirball.org.
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June 3, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some years back in the Louisiana Cajun bayou town of Houma, the Houma Gazette ran stories on a running battle between the town government and a fellow whose property had recently been contained by the newly revised city limits. As the city codes demanded, he was then required to install indoor plumbing, which he fought tooth and nail, standing by his trusty outhouse and hand-pump.
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June 1, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Cajun and zydeco music of southern Louisiana is known for its close-knit sense of community. That kinship surfaced not only during the 12th annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach, it also saved Friday night's pre-concert dance at the Golden Sails Hotel's Crystal Ballroom. The dance's only scheduled act was Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, but flight delays out of Memphis postponed the revered Cajun band's arrival at LAX to 3 a.m. Saturday.
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January 24, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sight of couples waltzing and two-stepping at a Cajun dance concert is as natural as fans devouring beer and hot dogs at a ballgame. But except for those who rebel and spill over into the aisles, there will be no dancing when Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys perform Saturday night at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. This modern, sit-down venue is a world away from the old-time Cajun dance halls, bars and restaurants that line the streets of Lafayette, La., the tradition-steeped hometown of Riley.
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June 1, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Cajun and zydeco music of southern Louisiana is known for its close-knit sense of community. That kinship surfaced not only during the 12th annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach, it also saved Friday night's pre-concert dance at the Golden Sails Hotel's Crystal Ballroom. The dance's only scheduled act was Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, but flight delays out of Memphis postponed the revered Cajun band's arrival at LAX to 3 a.m. Saturday.
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June 3, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
The lineup for the eighth annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival: * Noon: The Poullard Brothers Band (Saturday only). * Noon: Joe Simien & Lisa Haley (Sunday only). * 1:15 p.m.: D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces (Saturday-Sunday). * 2:30 p.m.: Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 4 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 5:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas (Saturday-Sunday).
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January 22, 1998
* Sea World--In celebration of the Super Bowl in San Diego, a sand sculpture of Shamu the killer whale and polar bear Shivers watching the big game on TV graces the entrance to the park. * Steve Riley & the Mamau Playboys--Dance and sing to some lively Cajun sounds Sunday at Hill Avenue Grace Church in Pasadena starting at 7 p.m. * Cat Show--Champion and just special household cats will vie in a competition Sunday in the Granada Pavilion in Granada Hills starting at 10 a.m.
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May 28, 1992 | RANDY LEWIS
Noon: Bad Boy Zydeco (Saturday); Joe Simien & the Country Boys (Sunday). 1 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 2 p.m.: The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. 3:15 p.m.: John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys. 4:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. 5:45 p.m.: Beausoleil. WORKSHOPS: 1:30 p.m.: Cajun-Creole Culture. 2:30 p.m.: "The Music of Dewey Balfa," with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 3:30 p.m.: Accordion Maintenance and Repair, with Marc Savoy. 4:30 p.m.: Cajun Song Lyrics with Ann Savoy.
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April 9, 1992
The Sixth Annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will bring some top Louisiana talent to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on Memorial Day weekend. Performing both May 30 and 31 are Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Rounding out the Saturday lineup will be Bad Boy Zydeco, while Joe Simien & the Country Boys will play Sunday only.
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January 24, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sight of couples waltzing and two-stepping at a Cajun dance concert is as natural as fans devouring beer and hot dogs at a ballgame. But except for those who rebel and spill over into the aisles, there will be no dancing when Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys perform Saturday night at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. This modern, sit-down venue is a world away from the old-time Cajun dance halls, bars and restaurants that line the streets of Lafayette, La., the tradition-steeped hometown of Riley.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some years back in the Louisiana Cajun bayou town of Houma, the Houma Gazette ran stories on a running battle between the town government and a fellow whose property had recently been contained by the newly revised city limits. As the city codes demanded, he was then required to install indoor plumbing, which he fought tooth and nail, standing by his trusty outhouse and hand-pump.
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April 20, 1998
Zydeco star Terrance Simien and Cajun music aces Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will headline the annual Cajun & Zydeco Festival on May 30-31 at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. Simien, Riley and two other acts--Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys and Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys--appear both days. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic join the bill on Saturday only, and the Zydeco Bone Shakers and Acadiana appear on Sunday only.
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March 28, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND
As a band, local rising metal outfit L.A. Guns, which played Friday at the Palace, is admirably tight, very noisy and rather punchy. But as a show, these guys are a bust: all of the grunge-metal cliches but none of the heat. Volume often replaced intensity--a syndrome well-known to arena-show vets but which should not be a part of a Palace gig--and a vague air of flaccid, show-biz calculation crept over the proceedings after "Hollywood Tease," the set's second tune.
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