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Stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor and television and radio personality Dennis Miller will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m. From Pittsburgh, Miller, now 63, joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1985 and later became the host of its Weekend Update segment. Miller then went on to host his own weeknight talk show, then Dennis Miller Live on HBO. From 2007-15, Miller hosted a daily talk radio program.

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Follow a young girl and her fairy godmother into an equine dreamland and experience the majesty, splendor and amazement of the Gala of the Royal Horses on Friday, Aug. 11, at Ford Arena.

Brought to you by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, the stunning world of “Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams” immerses audiences in spectacular, tantalizing live performances from the most beautiful horses in the world as a young girl explores the magic of her dreams and works to find her purpose in life.

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This week’s Classic Movie Night on Friday, July 7, at the historic Jefferson Theatre will be Top Gun, and the 1997 Italian drama Life Is Beautiful will be the next installment of the Foreign Film Series, also at the Jefferson, on Wednesday, July 12.

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It’s your last chance to see the new Disney musical Freaky Friday that puts a contemporary spin on a beloved classic at the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston (615 Texas Ave.). The musical, with the book by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and score by the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then) is directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys).

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The Jefferson Theatre will host Titanic on Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 30, as well as Amour for the Foreign Cinema Series on Wednesday, July 5. 

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