Entertainment

One of New York City’s hottest jazz groups, The Hot Sardines, will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave) in Orange on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$37 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Like a car limping along on under-inflated tires, this gets to where it’s going, but the ride is pretty bumpy. Revisiting the Portokalos family was probably a better idea on paper than it actually is on screen. Back in 2002, the original movie written by its star, Nia Vardalos, was a phenomenal hit with its fish-out-of-water cross culture story.

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Known as a “three-piece thunderflash of rock excitement,” Beaumont’s own Purple returns home Friday, April 1, to perform at the Gig on Crockett Street. This will be a CD release concert promoting their forthcoming album, Bodacious.

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Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, the legendary R&B group Maze featuring the voice of Frankie Beverly will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Friday, April 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or ticketmaster.com. Forming in 1970, the band released eight albums, all of which reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 units each.

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Andy McCall, Chuck Houston & Joe Fontanna

The Beaumont Community Players invite you to laugh along with their latest production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple beginning Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel Ave. Show dates are April 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 9.

The Odd Couple debuted in 1965, won a Tony Award, and spawned multiple revivals, including a popular network television show, movie and even a female version of the show.

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