Emeril started his real career in Commander's Palace (New Orleans--long considered to be the best in this city), and replaced Paul Prudhomme in 1982. Lagasse's cuisine has a cajun and creole theme. So Emeril is not shy about showing his photo, as you can see:
I might add that this whole evening just happened because I was walking by the Four Queens after golf, and saw one of those half-price ticket booths. Both the meal and show were not discounted that much, but I must have saved a hundred bucks by buying both offers.
The whole meal with drinks added up to less than an appetizer at Robuchon's in Tokyo.
Star Trek?). I said, yes I think I do, too, but we had different proclivities. We joked around and she said she'd give me an especially good seat. And I didn't even give her $20.
Jersey Boys actually had a storyline, for the Four Seasons (named after a bowling alley) went through 14 name changes and constant turmoil, beginning in 1953, when Frankie Valli (Francesco Stephen Castelluccio) released his first single, My Mother's Eyes, at the age of 9. He grew up in a neighborhood where the Mob boss was like a father to him. Joe Pesci (yes, the actor) was a key linkage, for he brought in Bob Gaudio (who was all of 15 then), and wrote most of the songs. The Four Lovers was one of their early quartets. The relationship between Valli and Gaudio was on a handshake, and they remain good friends today, sharing half of what each makes.
This is a tale of perseverance, terrible tragedies and peaks of success at the expense of frayed relationships and family problems. Valli almost lost his voice, a daughter died from a drug overdose and stepdaughter (three marriages) was killed a in car crash.
Valli, at the age of 77, still tours: a clip from his act just a couple of months ago, and he looks and sounds amazing with his distinctive falsetto voice. Jersey Boys, the broadway show, could soon come to your local theater, for their are various touring troupes. Go see it.