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Eight-time Grammy Award winning Gospel singer Kirk Franklin will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. From Fort Worth, Franklin has released eight solo albums with his latest, Losing My Religion, which just won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album. No. 1 songs include “Looking for You,” “Declaration,” “I Smile,” “Wanna Be Happy” and “123 Victory.” Also performing is James Fortune & FIYA.

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National touring country singer Sara Evans is scheduled to perform at the Grand Events Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. From Missouri, this 46-year-old CMA winner released her first hit in 1999 with “No Place That Far,” then followed that up with her first No.

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Into the Woods

Already a Tony Award winner, and one of this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees for the feature film with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods has taken New York by storm this season in a celebrated new production on a national tour that will spend two nights in the Lutcher Theater on

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Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance bulbs planted in the spring. Plant them among other annuals or perennials and watch as these bulbs brighten the garden, adding new life to your late season gardens.

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Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider sings, plays the guitar as well as the keyboard, trumpet and harmonica and here’s your chance to see Schneider at Courville’s on Wednesday, Feb. 22, or Thursday, Feb. 23, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at courvillescatering.com or by calling (409) 860-1344.

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