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Entertaining. Artistic. Intelligent. Puppeteer. Spectacular. Just a few words that describe David Liebe Hart, who will be performing in Texas this week including stops in Beaumont, on Wed., April 13 at the Victoria House and in Houston on Thurs., April 14 at Warehouse Live.

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Courville’s has announced a trio of concerts that will likely sell out sooner rather than later. Known as the “Bruce Springsteen of Canada,” Fred Eaglesmith returns on April 14. The Black Lillies of Knoxville, Tennessee, will perform April 21, and the one and only Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros take the stage May 19.

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The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont will come alive Saturday, March 26, when Grammy nominated blues musician Tab Benoit performs along with special guests Mike Zito and Scott McGill, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at outhousetickets.com or area Florida Tans. Ages 18 and up are welcome. From Houma, Louisiana, the 46 year-old Benoit recorded his first album in 1993 and went on to win two B.B.

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Orange and the surrounding region were hit hard by the recent flooding, and the Stark Cultural Venues know many of their neighbors are deeply affected by this disaster and remain out of their homes. As the community attempts to assess the impact of flooding and begin recovery efforts, the Stark Foundation is reopening — with free admission — Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Stark Museum of Art through Saturday, March 26.

The W.H. Stark House will reopen Tuesday, March 29, at 9 a.m.

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The Southeast Texas Arts Council and Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce to present The Example, a short film produced by CGL Studios, LLC & G Sharp Productions, which will premiere Saturday, March 26, inside the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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