Okay. Here it is. From now on out, there is but one word for the rest of this week: STAX. More importantly, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
. The Museum is having a private dedication today that is not open to the public, but it will be soon (May 2nd) and there are some events in the next few days that will allow you to help celebrate this incomparably momentous occasion. Until then, you can help raise some funds tonight at the Friends of Jodie Vance Benefit Celebration
at Olivia Cornwell Gallery. Vance is the longtime publisher of The Downtowner magazine and her family was recently injured really badly in a car accident. Tonight s fund-raiser ($100) includes cocktails and live jazz. Today s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
at 100 Wagner Place features a gumbo cooking contest, crawfish toss and bob, and music by The Bayou Boys. Just a few blocks away, Di Anne Price & Her Boyfriends
are playing at Huey s Downtown this afternoon, followed later by Brian Parton & The Nashville Rebels
. There s a Latino Fest
at Overton Park Shell today. And Bob Dylan
is at Grand Casino.