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Tony, Maria and the gang, or gangs in this case, are com­ing to Orange! Troika Enter­tainment is bringing West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical that tells the tragic yet triumphant tale of two star-crossed lovers from culturally clashing clans, to Southeast Texas at the Lutcher Theater, and tickets are on sale now.

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I’ll take the dystopian future over fur and fangs any day. That is to say I was never a fan of the “Twilight” movies based on the best-selling young adult novels. Then along came “Hunger Games,” and so far those have been more inter­esting. Now on its heels comes another series of movie-ready young adult nov­els, beginning with “Divergent,” from writer Veronica Roth.

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Frank Davis & The Touching Hearts Band invites the public to an evening of fellowship, classic country music, dancing and lots of fun Saturday, March 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at 2499 Clearlake Road in Kountze. The party offers everyone a chance to show support for the new band with a minimum donation of $20 to go toward sound equipment and advertising. Bring a lawn chair and beverages to wash down homemade pizza.

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BASF

BASF sponsored an interactive science experience for local students through the Trailblazer II traveling science program, offering hands-on learning activities for students to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

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photo courtesy of Lamar University

Elegance and sophistication will be the hallmarks of the night as Lamar University celebrates the party of the year with Le Grand Bal: “An Evening of Art,” on Saturday, March 22.

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