23 October 2008

‘Marshland Cowboy’ sketches part of Community Voices at Richard Sale Barn | VermilionToday.com – Abbeville Meridional, Gueydan Journal, Kaplan Herald, Vermilion Parish, La.

Le Bayou Legendaire is partnering with Cite des Arts, a Lafayette organization to produce “It’s a Marshland Cowboy Way” as the third part of Community Voices Series. The event will take place on Saturday, October 25 at the Richard Sale Barn located at 1307 S. Henry St. in Abbeville.

Community Voices incorporates the written word, theatre, music, and visual art in an event designed to assist in the cultural preservation of a specific area of Acadiana and its’ people.

“It’s a Marshland Cowboy Way” production was drawn on the on the life stories of real cowboys Johnny and Bert Richard and others from Vermilion Parish and the historic Richard Sale Barn area. Writer, Marsha Engelbrecht, provided verbal sketches that will be performed by local actor, Heath Swain. Original music inspired by the stories of the Marshland Cowboys, will be composed and performed by local musician Michael Juan Nunez. An exhibit of original photographs of the cowboys and the sale barn will also be featured.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Office of the Lt. Governor and the World Cultural Economic Forum Passport Grants, Cox Communications, the State of Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Acadiana Arts Council and the Lafayette Convention and Visitor’s Commission.

The World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF) takes place throughout Louisiana in October with three key components including a two-day Forum in New Orleans Oct. 30-31 for global cultural economy leaders to discuss best practices for growing cultural industries; a World Bazaar and Marketplace showcasing artisans and vendors from around the world in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Oct. 30-Nov. 1; and the Passport Events across the state throughout October showcasing all of Louisiana’s unique cultural assets.

Video recordings of all three productions will be made available to local schools and libraries.

This “Intimate Night” setting will be presented with a limited number of 100 tickets sold. It will also be an opportunity to not only listen to great music but to also interact with the musicians on stage in a unique ampitheater setting.

Le Bayou Legendaire is a non profit organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the rural French Culture of Vermilion parish and Acadiana parishes.

Cité des Arts, is a not-for-profit, multi-use arts facility in downtown Lafayette, along with the City of Opelousas Office of Tourism and Le Bayou Légendaire in Abbeville, will produce Community Voices, a three-part series of arts and cultural programs which

Tickets for the “An Intimate night with Marshland Cowboys ” will be $8 adults and $6 for children/students and can be purchased at Abbeville Record Shop, Piazza Office Supply, by calling 337-893-5760, 337-652-5780, 337-291-1122 or by emailing lebayou@bellsouth.net.

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