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Burlesque has seen its highs and lows. After it declined in the 1970s, many thought it would never return to fashion but that has since changed thanks to the International Queen of Burlesque — Dita Von Teese.

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Most know Creed Bratton for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of NBC’s award-winning television series The Office, which won five Primetime Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Peabody Award. Fans worldwide grew to love Creed as Dunder Mifflin’s quality assurance director who unapologetically forgets the names of his own co-workers, and says bizarre confusing statements on a regular basis.

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Ford Park announced that country music sensation Toby Keith along with special guest Granger Smith will perform outdoors at Ford Pavilion on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate Ford Park’s 15th anniversary and the rejuvenation of the Pavilion. This year, Keith honors the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut single with his aptly named tour “Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Tour,” presented by Ford F Series and Beaumont Emergency Center.

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With more than 20 million albums sold, R&B group En Vogue comes to the Golden Nugget to perform inside the Grand Event Center on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. The trio features original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron along with Rhona Bennett, who has been with the group since 2003. Five of En Vogue’s first six releases went No.

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The historic Jefferson Theatre has been a mecca of entertainment since its inception in 1927 when noted architect Emile Weil designed the building for Jefferson Amusement Company by the tune of $1 million.

The Jefferson has hosted all the stars who have come to Beaumont including James Stewart for the movie premier of It’s a Wonderful Life, along with director Frank Capra, in 1946.

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