Dr. Barry Ancelet, Professor of French at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, “Rendez-vous Cajun” theater and radio show emcee, and tireless campaigner for Cajun life and culture, is receiving a Lifetime Achievement in Music Education award at the Best of the Best awards, given by OffBeat magazine in 2010.   Ben Sandmel (drummer for the Hackberry Ramblers) wrote a fine appreciation article in the January issue of OffBeat.   He’s also one of the contributors to the new Dictionary of Louisiana French, recently published.   He appeared at the New Orleans Alliance Française in December on a cold, rainy night, with most of the primary editors of the dictionary, sitting at the table with seven others, signing copies and chatting.   Félicitations!

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