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Wayne Newton is an icon, a legend and international superstar who goes by many nicknames such as Mr. Entertainment, The Midnight Idol and Mr. Las Vegas. From 25,000 shows in Las Vegas to USO tours and his signature song “Danke Schoen” in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Newton has done it all.

Fans can now see Mr. Entertainment like never before in “Up Close and Personal” featuring performances of his favorite hits, showbiz stories, and candid conversation with questions from the audience at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 p.m.

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Photo by Erik Kabik

Wayne Newton is an icon, a legend and international superstar who goes by many nicknames such as Mr. Entertainment, The Midnight Idol and Mr. Las Vegas. From 25,000 shows in Las Vegas to USO tours and his signature song “Danke Schoen” in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Newton has done it all.

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A spot in the coveted Wrangler National Finals is up for grabs when the world’s toughest athletes compete in the Maverick International Appreciation for Industry PRCA Pro Rodeo slated for two nights at the Nutty Outdoor Arena (18291 Englin Road) in Winnie on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9.

The top cowboys and cowgirls will compete for cash prizes in several categories including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, calf and team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

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From “Kinky Boots to Cinderella slippers” the upcoming Lutcher Theater season presents 13 incredible and diverse events, including eight Broadway shows, an unprecedented musical act, contemporary dance, a spectacular holiday family event and the ever-popular fall outdoor concert event, Symphony at Shangri La featuring the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

Season tickets are on sale now, and individual show tickets can be purchased Friday, Aug. 11, at www.lutcher.org, the Lutcher box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Diets are absolutely no fun. Whether it’s forced upon you or it’s your New Year’s Resolution — no fun. And the older you get, the harder it is to drop some weight. But as a living testimony, I’m here to tell you it can be done, and to the tune of 51 pounds in 5 months.

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