Amanda Lynn Harvey is an American jazz and pop singer and songwriter who is deaf and who took part in the 12th season of America's Got Talent. Biography. Returning to The Grand Opera House for a second time, Mandy gives everyone the message of hope. During her concert, she explains her journey from the days of her illness until now with many original songs that will take your breath away.
When you hear “Swamp Pop,” these three Louisiana legends come to mind. Warren and Willie and their band originated in 1980 and continued for many years along with their weekly television show on KADN. They reunited in 2004 and began another era of their music. At this performance, they will be joined by T. K. Hulin, Charlene Howard and Bert Miller. Hulin has become a major figure in the music industry with a singing career that spans almost 50 years. Louisiana’s own song stylist, Charlene Howard, brings a dynamic sound to the microphone. Her unique style defies categorization, but instead is a blend of pop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Country. It is packed with the influences of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Patsy Cline and more recent artists as Wynonna, Bonnie Raitt, and Jo Dee Messina. Add a splash of bayou water from Charlene’s Cajun roots and you have an exciting evening of memorable melodies and expressive soul.
Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards “Comic of the Year,” this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon. Etta May is hailed as the “Polyester Princess,” the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high-powered, take-no-prisoners performance, full of truth, irony, humor and wisdom. This trailer park goddess has appeared on Oprah, ABC, CBS Sunday Morning, CMT, and NBC and touts a huge fan base on SiriusXM comedy channels.
Returning to Crowley for a second time, Masters of Soul features music made famous by record labels including Motown and Stax. This group celebrates legendary songs and performers that defined soul music. The male and female performers are stylishly costumed, fully choreographed, and are backed by a live band.
Louisianan Tab Benoit is an American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues. A guitar player since his teenage years, Benoit appeared at the Blues Box, a music club and cultural center in Baton Rouge run by legend, Tabby Thomas. Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. In 1987, he formed a trio and before long they were playing all over the country. Today he continues to perform around the world.