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La Roxx

The annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park (166 South St.) in Vidor from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Offering great family fun including Mac’s Carnival & Attractions, vendors and plenty of food, there will also be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, horseshoe and washer tournament, plus a diaper derby.

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Jefferson Theatre

Comedian, actor, musician Rodney Carrington returns to Beaumont to perform at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.75 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. The country singer-songwriter has recorded nine major label comedy albums, which have sold more than 2 million copies, and two have been certified Gold, selling more than 500,000 units.

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Layla

You would just love Layla. Her foster mom says she is lovely, and we agree. Layla is a 1-year old, 53-pound golden retriever/hound mix. Layla came to the shelter due to the death of her owner. She has a medium-short length, red-colored coat. She has the appearance of a hound, especially with her long ears and pining eyes. She is super sweet with a hound’s laid-back nature.

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sean chen

The 63rd season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas comes to a close Saturday, April 16, with a jaunt around the Russian countryside in “Russian Nights” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $18-$45 and can be purchased online at sost.org or (409) 892-2257.

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Orange Community Players presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, a musical directed by Codie Vasquez with music direction from Theresa Cronin assisted by Michael Hudnall, on April 14-16, 21-23 at 7:37 p.m. and two matinees on April 17 and April 24 at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students.

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