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Cajun Inspired Holiday Recipes

Cajun Inspired Holiday Recipes

Serve up a Cajun inspired menu at this year’s holiday dinner! Want to spice things up this holiday season?  Then try out some of these Cajun inspired recipes at your holiday dinner this year. Appetizer: Cajun Spiced Pecans Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon Tony’s (i.e. Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning) ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Interesting Louisiana Holiday Traditions

Interesting Louisiana Holiday Traditions

Learn how Christmas is celebrated in the Big Easy! Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, and every culture celebrates the holiday in their own special way.  The people of Louisiana are no different; putting their own spin on winter holiday celebrations.  Here are some of the most interesting Louisiana

The History of the Accordion in Cajun Music

The History of the Accordion in Cajun Music

Learn how the accordion came to have such a major role in Cajun music. While most people don’t consider the accordion a classic instrument, the accordion has a long history of being a key component in Cajun music.  Read on to learn more about how the accordion made a place for itself in Cajun music

The Evolution of Zydeco Music

The Evolution of Zydeco Music

Learn how zydeco as we know it came to be. Zydeco music is an integral part of Louisiana’s culture and its colourful traditions and history makes it stand out from any other style of music.  Read on to learn more about how this incredibly unique style of music evolved over time. Zydeco music originated in

Cajun Culinary Terms Every Foodie Should Know

Cajun Culinary Terms Every Foodie Should Know

Do you love Cajun cooking?  Then here are some popular cooking terms you should know. Even if you’re familiar with Cajun food, there are a lot of cooking terms you might be unfamiliar with.  Expand your cooking vocabulary by learning some of these popular Cajun food and cooking terms. Andouille (ahn-DOO-ee) – a type of smoked

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

New study shows that getting out and attending concerts and music festivals is actually good for you. A new study out of Australia suggests that people who engage with music by attending concerts and dancing along are actually happier.  The study entitled “ If You’re Happy and You Know It: Music Engagement and Subjective Wellbeing,”

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist

Set the mood for your Thanksgiving event with these festive additions to your playlist. While it’s easy to think of Halloween and Christmas songs, songs inspired by Thanksgiving are few and far between.  However, you should make sure that Thanksgiving isn’t overlooked.  To add an extra flair to your Thanksgiving celebrations, add these songs to

Unique Louisiana Thanksgiving Traditions

Unique Louisiana Thanksgiving Traditions

Learn how the people of Louisiana celebrate turkey day. On November 23rd, families all across America will gather before a bountiful meal and give thanks for all their blessings.  While many of the same characteristics apply, the citizens of Louisiana add a little twist to their Thanksgiving festivities.  Read on learn about the unique holiday

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s will be playing at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival–don’t miss out on the chance to experience their great music! The 44s are a band based in Los Angeles who play Blues-roots-rock music. The raw and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians demand to be heard by all Blues music fans worldwide.

Top Jazz Bars in LA County

Top Jazz Bars in LA County

Jazz is best enjoyed live as each member of the band is orchestrating and creating on the spot, with experience and intuition to guide them.  Jazz can teach us a lot about the art of music and discipline. Discipline is the one thing that all successful people have in common, and music is a great