August 18, 1994 |
In this Wayne's World, there's no heavy-metal dudes, no Led Zeppelin, no Queen, but about as much understandable English. This is the world of Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, who will have the local yokels grooving twice in front of the Miller Stage on Sunday night at the Ventura County Fair in Seaside Park. This sweaty guy in a tank top is worth missing reruns of "60 Minutes" and "Married With Children." Don't worry about taking notes because Toups usually sings in French.
June 8, 1996
Tickets are on sale today for Def Leppard and Tripping Daisy at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Aug. 28. . . . Berlin, with singer Terri Nunn, plays July 19 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. . . . The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana has added the Junior Wells Big Band (June 26) and Wayne Toups & Zydecajun (July 3).
May 31, 1991 |
In addition to the first Southern California performance by veteran Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot, the fifth annual Cajun & Zydeco Festival this weekend will feature contemporary Cajun group Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, zydeco's C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Cajun-rocker Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun and others. Promoter Franklin Zawacki said that accordionist Toups, who closes the daylong music, dance and food festival at 6 p.m.
May 16, 1991 |
While devouring a slice of strawberry pizza or maybe a juicy strawberry kabob, music fans of all genres--from rock, Latin jazz, country, blues and reggae--can enjoy a weekend of live entertainment at this weekend's Strawberry Festival in Oxnard. Following is a schedule of the event's musical acts, which will be performed on two stages: STRAWBERRY STAGE: Saturday 10 to 11 a.m.--Convertibles (50s-style rock) 1 to 4 p.m.--James Harman Band (blues) 4 to 6:30 p.m.
September 12, 1989 |
Hard to believe that part of what we now think of as raw American country-roots music might have filtered down to us from France and Canada. But as the ample use of English subtitles make clear in "I Went to the Dance," an often-fascinating documentary on Louisiana's Cajun and zydeco music playing today through Thursday at the Nuart, the French-speaking are indeed responsible for one of our most raucous and not-so-indigenous strains of music.