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Jerry Nelson might be known as “Nutty” to some, but his vision to bring excitement as well as entertainment to Southeast Texas is clear, and his newest venture in Beaumont will definitely bring a breath of fresh air to a scene that needs something new and different.

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Don’t miss your chance to hear Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason perform two nights at the Dosey Doe near The Woodlands on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30.

As the co-founding member of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam will take you back in time to perform timeless classic such as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole In My Shoe” plus songs from his newest release, Future’s Past.

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The iconic musical duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, who make up Era­sure, will be performing two nights at the Bayou Music Center (520 Texas Ave.) in Houston on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$35 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets.

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Platinum recording artist Flyleaf will return to Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in support of their new studio release Between the Stars at Scout Bar (18307 Egret Bay Blvd).

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What originally began as a one-day affair in 1969 has grown into a seven-day celebration — the Texas Rice Festival. Now in its 45th year, the renowned Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration honoring rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in Winnie.

The festival includes a carnival, livestock shows, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls.

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