In the early days of Zydeco music, a wooden washboard would keep the rhythm. But over the last half-century, stainless steel rub boards with over-the-shoulder straps give Zydeco its signature sound. Today, one of the leading makers of this unique Louisiana musical instrument is carrying on a family tradition. It's the clicking and scratching sound that gives Zydeco music its distinctive hard-driving rhythm. TeeDon Landry with Key of Z Rubboards plays on a miniature version of a rubboard.
The city of Scott grew up around the railroad. It’s where the east line stopped and the west line began. It’s also a place that celebrates its deep Cajun roots with weekly jam sessions on the porch of an old Acadian-style house, and where the Cajun sausage known as boudin is king. By an act of the state Legislature, Scott is the Boudin Capital of the World. “Scott probably sells the most boudin around in the state of Louisiana,” said Jimmy Guidry.
For a few weeks in June, you have the chance to see the roadside and dozens of acres of farmland in North Louisiana turn bright yellow. It’s an annual spectacle along the state's sunflower trail. More than 20 years ago, a farmer along this rural road decided to plant something different: Not cotton, not corn or soybeans. He planted sunflowers. “And it just started out as a whim,” said Gordon Boogaerts. Boogaerts planted 16 acres of sunflowers in 1995.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".