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Dear Annie:

When my dad passed away several years ago, he left a certificate of deposit to me. When it matured, I went to the bank with my mom because she had a CD that matured at the same time. The CD that Dad left me was a payable-on-death CD, with me as the only beneficiary, and my dad was the individual owner of the CD.

Country music artist Kevin Fowler

Texas Country pioneer Kevin Fowler returns to Southeast Texas to perform at Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 30, with doors opening at 7 p.m. From Amarillo, Fowler is no stranger to the area and has sold out venues and festivals for more than 15 years. He’s recorded seven full-length albums, the latest in 2016, called Coming To a Honky Tonk Near You.

Florida Southern rock act 38 Special

Florida Southern rock act 38 Special with original co-leader singer Don Barnes will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Dec. 29, at 8:30 p.m. The band formed in 1974 and began selling millions of albums shortly thereafter.

the Houston Symphony are set to perform selections from Harry Potter

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. CineConcerts invites you to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter on Dec. 29-30 at Jones Hall (615 Louisiana St.) in downtown Houston. Enjoy your favorite moments from the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which grossed more than $800 million at the box office.