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4 Local Creations We’re Loving This Month

Cajun Creations

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Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

By Rebecca Wells

$14.99 Signed Copies Available at Books Along the Teche

In Rebecca Well’s “Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder,” the larger than life Calla Lily blooms and matures. It is a magical journey from the rural setting of her birth place along a river lined by pine trees and the rich Southern culture typical of Louisiana’s Cajun Country, to the colorful buzz of New Orleans. In this enchanting story with all of the adversity of love and lust, Calla Lily’s life evolves.

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 Feel It All

By Alyse Young

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Alyse Young started taking guitar lessons at 7 years old and started gigging around Acadiana at age 14. In that time her age in proportion to her talents has astonished her audiences. The March release her new EP “Feel It All” it is evident that Young (now a student at UL) is still talented beyond her years. The songs on the album are folky, airy and most importantly they showcase Young’s unique barefoot soulful sound.

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Lost Bayou

Written by Nick Lavin and Hunter Burke

Directed by Brian C Miller Richard


“Lost Bayou” will have its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place from April 24 – May 5. In the film, a struggling addict makes her way into Louisiana’s swampland to reconnect with her estranged father, who happens to be a faith healer. From there, his troubling secrets begin to unveil themselves aboard his houseboat.

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King Crawfish

Produced and Written By Conni Castille


In honor of crawfish season, we’re revisiting a 2010 classic. The documentary by folklorist Conni Castille takes a look at the juxtaposition of crawfish culture. It examines the spirit of the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival and the struggle fishermen experience daily to retain their way of life. It’s a look at Cajun values – language, music, dance and food – and it all revolves around King Crawfish.


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