King Michael Acurio & Queen Lynne Manno
King Michael T. Acurio, M.D.
King Gemini XXIII was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 10, 1960. However, he grew up in South Shreveport where he graduated from South Wood High School in 1978.
He then attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, where he Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1982 with a Bachelor of .Science. Degree.
In 1986, King Michael completed medical studies at Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, then went on to complete his internship at LSUMC-Shreveport. Our King completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1991. He then returned to Shreveport/Bossier and is currently in Private Practice as an orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana.
His special areas of interest are joint replacement surgery, hands, sports and cartilage cell transplant
King Michael is a member of:
- American Association of Orthopedic Surgery
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is Board Certified
- Bossier and Shreveport Medical Society
- Louisiana Orthopedic Association
He is affiliated with:
- Specialists Hospital of Shreveport
- Willis Knighton Health System
- Schumpert Health System.
King Michael’s personal interests are traveling, scuba diving, snorkeling, lobster fishing, running, bicycling, marathons, triathlons, snow skiing and water skiing. In addition, he is a member of the sons of Italy and devotes some of his time to St. Jude’s Cancer Funding because it is such a very special cause. He is also a former Duke of Texas, having served the Krewe of Gemini for “Party Time,” in 1999
But most of all, King Gemini XXIII enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley and their six boys Michael Jr, Adam, Justin, Alex, Jacob, Cayden.
Queen Lynne Manno
Queen Gemini XXIII, was born and raised in Shreveport, LA and has resided in Bossier City since 1987.
She graduated from Captain Shreve High School and continued her education at Northwestern State University. While at NSU she became a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Lynne met the love of her life in 1979, John Manno and they were married in 1982. John and Lynne are the parents of two wonderful children, Jay 26, the immediate past Duke of Louisiana for Gemini XXII, and Mary 23, a former Princess of Gemini. Jay went off to college and then returned to work in the family business and Mary will begin graduate school at the University of Texas this fall.
In 1993 Lynne and John joined the Krewe of Gemini - and that’s when their Mardi Gras story began. In addition to serving as Consort and then First Mate to her husband John when he was King and then Captain, Lynne proudly served as the Duchess of Louisiana for Gemini IV. She says it is through the Krewe that they gained many wonderful, lifelong friends and have enjoyed more special and unique events than most people will experience in a lifetime.
An avid sports fan, Queen Lynne enjoys attending and cheering for the LSU Tigers, the NSU Demons and her beloved New Orleans Saints. Fall is her favorite time of the year. In her spare time our Queen enjoys reading, working out and being a huge animal lover, taking care of way too many dogs. Yep! There are seven of them!!