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Last weekend Rayburn Country, just north of Jasper, was at its very finest with plenty of sunshine, morning temperatures in the upper 40s and afternoon highs in the 70s. For many folks, it was a prime opportunity for a round of golf. For others it was a perfect day for bass and crappie fishing on big Sam Rayburn Lake.

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Orange Community Players presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, a musical directed by Codie Vasquez with music direction from Theresa Cronin assisted by Michael Hudnall, on April 14-16, 21-23 at 7:37 p.m. and two matinees on April 17 and April 24 at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students.

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The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music presents a Guest Artist Piano Recital at the Rothwell Recital Hall on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. The guest pianist is Richard Fountain, associate professor of collaborative piano at Wayland Baptist University and teacher of applied piano and accompanying.

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The Comedy Get Down Tour features a star-studded lineup whose credentials include numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up specials, a talk show, three radio shows and two books. Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, April 15 for $50.75, $66.75, $90.75 at 10 a.m.

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The 36th annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival will take place April 15-17 located at 7441 Cohenour Road, which is located on Hwy 62 between I-10 and Hwy 12. Festival times are 5-11:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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