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BJ Thomas and Gary Puckett

The Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., welcomes BJ Thomas and Gary Puckett on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $20-$45 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Thomas, 74, is a graduate of Lamar Consolidated near Houston and has been performing since the early ’60s.

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Peter Rowan

Bluegrass fans rejoice as legendary performer Peter Rowan comes to Courville’s on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, which includes dinner. Rowan, 74, was born in Boston and became the lead guitarist of the iconic Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys in 1966. Rowan switched bands a year later joining Earth Opera and opened for the Doors. He’s released more than two-dozen albums, with the latest coming in 2014 with Dharma Blues.

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With September being Hunger Action Month, the Southeast Texas Food Bank will celebrate its 25th year on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., with an event at the MCM Eleganté in Beaumont that will also honor local “Hunger Heroes,” followed by its fifth annual “Will Golf For Food” golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at Bayou Din Golf Club. 

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The Sunrise Burger features a farm-fresh, cage-free fried egg, pepper Jack chees

Just a few short days ago, Burger King gave fast food junkies something new — the Whopperrito.

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Mamma Mia! — Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

The 2016-17 lineup has been announced for the 37th season at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main) in Orange, and it includes 13 incredible shows and begins with a Broadway favorite that kicking off it’s national tour, Mamma Mia! on Oct. 4.

That’s followed by a diverse lineup of spectacular shows that promises something for everyone.

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