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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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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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June 2, 1994 | ZAN DUBIN
Other upcoming Cajun-zydeco events: * Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: The 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Acts include D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces, Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, the Poullard Brothers and Joe Simien & Lisa Haley. Also, food booths and dance, music and cultural workshops. Single-day tickets are $14.
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April 28, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
D. L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4-5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their hometown of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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April 14, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
D. L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4-5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center. Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their hometown of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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May 27, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The percolating, upbeat sounds of Cajun and zydeco music have always had a strong all-ages appeal, which would seem to make them ideal fodder for children's music. Cajun music ace Michael Doucet (leader of BeauSoleil) recorded a kids album in 1991, and now comes Terrance Simien with the other half of the equation: a zydeco project for the young ones. He got the idea from folk-blues singer Taj Mahal, who has recorded several albums on Music for Little People/Rhino Records.
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April 8, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a repeat of what was described last year as a scheduling gaffe, two major folk-oriented music festivals will again take place in the Southland on the same weekend in June just 30 miles apart. More than 50 performers of folk, country, blues and roots-based styles will participate in the Troubadours of Music and Crafts Festival slated for June 4-5 at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
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April 7, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
D.L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4 and 5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Singer-guitarist-songwriter Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their home town of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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May 28, 1998
"Folk Art to Funk to Textiles, Costumes & Clothing," an antique and collectible extravaganza, will fill Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with a melange of jewelry and accessories, buttons and beads, vintage clothing and quilts, lace and linens, military items, antique advertising, garden statuary and old toys. * "Folk Art to Funk to Textiles, Costumes & Clothing," Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 455-2886.
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June 2, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, Randy Lewis is assistant Calendar editor of The Times Orange County Edition
Opening day of last year's annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival made the history books. But if festival promoter Franklin Zawacki has his way when the festival revs up in Long Beach this weekend, there won't be anything remotely close to a repeat performance. "We set a record," Zawacki recalled recently by phone from his office in San Francisco. "One hundred years of recorded history, in the whole month of June, the most rainfall Long Beach (ever) had was one-twentieth of an inch.
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