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Olivia Newton John

Four-time Grammy Award winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, April 7, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $50-$70 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. Newton-John, 68, had several No. 1 hits in the ’70s including “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Please Mr.

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Classic Movie Night goes “classic” with one of the most iconic films in movie history — The Wizard of Oz — on Friday, April 7, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Based of the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the movie was released in 1939 and stars Judy Garland as Dorothy, who gets swept away from her farm in Kansas by a tornado to the fantasy land of Oz. While there, she meets new friends the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow as she makes her way to see the Wizard to find a way back home.

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Let’s review the nine fruits of the Spirit of God. We started with love, joy, peace and meekness, and devoted two columns to the art of long-suffering before moving on to gentleness, today’s topic. How many of us have now memorized the fruits in the order in which they are listed? I confess I got two of them out of order when writing and was excited to get to one I particularly liked and had to do some backtracking to get them back in perspective. Perhaps this will help: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

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The creeping phlox (phlox subulata) is such a beautiful flowering groundcover. She is a true gem in our spring garden. Those yummy blooms are sweetly fragrant, as well. Deer don’t usually go for this creeper, and it’s drought tolerant if you forget to water some weeks.

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It’s time to check out what’s new on the fast food menus, plus take a peek of some new items that old brand names have released for spring.

With March Madness winding down — all that’s left to the 2016-17 NCAA basketball season is the Final Four — you still have time to check out Hooter’s new Smoked Wings, which are half the calories of their regular wings. Smoked wings are marinated overnight then cooked over hickory chips. You can also try them in new flavors such as Texas BBQ or Garlic Habanero.

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