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Formula 1 speedboats will once again be racing down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 115 mph at the ninth annual Showdown on the Sabine, which covers three days from Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp at 1000 Simmons Drive.

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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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