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Pitbull

It’s never too early to purchase concert tickets, and the local venues in Southeast Texas, the casinos in Southwest Louisiana and Houston hot spots have announced major concerts for 2016.

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Seafood Gumbo

When I was a boy, my dad used to take me fishing at my grandma and grandpa’s farm in Lufkin. They had two fishing holes on about 50 acres of land that were stocked with perch and catfish.

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Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country (3871 Stagg Drive) in Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 26, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.

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Mike Zito

Mike Zito, along with fellow Southeast Texas musicians Scott McGill, Tod Stark and Carl Richardson, will play Bayou Café 2 (8460 Central Mall Drive) in Port Arthur on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (409) 724-0402.

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Shen Yun Imperial Archers

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops.

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