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One of New York City’s hottest jazz groups, The Hot Sardines, will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave) in Orange on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$37 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in April and May.

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The Anayat House’s fourth annual superhero-themed fundraising gala will be held at the Event Centre (700 Crockett Street) in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

While dress is casual fun, this year’s gala promises to be special as those who attend can dance the night away with Southeast Texas’ favorite party band, Champagne Room.

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Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, the legendary R&B group Maze featuring the voice of Frankie Beverly will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Friday, April 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or ticketmaster.com. Forming in 1970, the band released eight albums, all of which reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 units each.

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Known as a “three-piece thunderflash of rock excitement,” Beaumont’s own Purple returns home Friday, April 1, to perform at the Gig on Crockett Street. This will be a CD release concert promoting their forthcoming album, Bodacious.

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