Mardi Gras 2012 takes over The Shed

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In support of ARTworks, the community arts center in Beaufort, the Mardi Gras committee is pleased to announce that the annual Mardi Gras Take Over gala will be Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Old Village Port Royal. The gala features live music from the fiery Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers direct from New Orleans, in their third year of fueling this dance party with flaming accordion and a mean washboard.
Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world — his pa was the beloved Rockin’ Dopsie. Inspired by tradition, Dwayne’s six piece band blazes a distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music, adding a bit of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, reggae and pop to their performances. The band has toured Europe, adding to 70 plus international festivals in the last two years, in addition to appearing on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and many other publications.
So, guests should dress festively and warm up their dancing muscles for a night of conga lines, boogeying, stompin’ and generally putting on the ritz. The event also includes a silent auction, a cash bar, a parade of beady delights, and food by Berry Island Cafe — jambalaya and white chocolate bread pudding, the signature New Orleans dessert. Kings and Queens will be chosen.
Tickets are $60 until December 15, and $75 thereafter.

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