Performing Arts Society of Acadiana sets Main Stage Schedule

LAFAYETTE - The Acadiana Center for the Arts has announced the fall lineup for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s (PASA’s) Main Stage Series, held at Lafayette’s Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Oct. 17–James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance

Get On The Good Foot is an evening-long celebration in dance of the genius of James Brown, presented by Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater. The virtuosic, no-holds-barred Philadelphia Dance Company, dubbed “one of America’s top troupes” by Dance Magazine, performs new works to a feel-good medley of James Brown hits, choreographed by a who’s who of international dance masters.

Nov. 13–Sweet Plantain

Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained and the hip-hop, jazz improv and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, Sweet Plantain’s original writing and live shows educate and entertain. Separately hailing from the Bronx, New Jersey and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural and very New York.

Dec. 3– Danú

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. This December, Danú will give Lafayette the spirit of the Irish Christmas.

Jan. 30, 2014–The Broadway Boys

The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of pop, funk, gospel, jazz, and fold to show tunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able to explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.

Feb. 18–Pat Metheny Unity Group

“The Unity Band record and tour was such a life changing experience for me that I didn’t want to see it come to an end,” says Metheny. “With this project, I want to form a platform that encompasses the entire range of things that I have done over the years.” Twenty-time Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny incorporates elements of post-bop, jazz-fusion, Latin jazz, progressive and contemporary jazz. His career in music spans nearly four decades and demonstrates his incredible talent for shifting between and blending musical genres.

Main Stage Series tickets will be on sale Aug. 5 through Aug. 20 at a discount of 12 percent. Series tickets purchased after that but before Sept. 30 will receive an 8 percent discount.

To order tickets, download the Series Subscription Form from AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org/pasa and mail, fax or deliver the form to:

Heymann Performing Arts Center

1373 South College Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503

Fax: 337.291.5580

For more information contact Denise@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org or call 337.233.7060.

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