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Bobby Sanabria, seven-time Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Lamar University Percussion and Jazz Weekend, scheduled for Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University.

The festival will feature workshops, symposiums and master classes, and will conclude with the gala concert featuring Sanabria on Saturday at 6 p.m., in the University Theatre. The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and percussion ensembles will perform with Sanabria.

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Texas Country acts Eli Young Band and special guest Frankie Ballard will perform at the Texas Longhorn Club on Saturday, March 4, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $30. Eli Young Band is no stranger to the area, having played several shows and festivals in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The band formed in 2000 in Denton and is led by vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young. Their song “Crazy Girl” won Song of the Year at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Montana Repertory Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with the play that put Neil Simon on the map over 50 years ago. Through comedy, Simon explores love, relationship, marriage and family — the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion.

Barefoot in the Park is headed to the Lutcher Theater in one performance on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$37 and can be purchased online at lutcher.com.

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The Art Studio will host Positive/Negative Space, an exhibition of photographs by The Studio’s “Darkroom Friends,” from March 4-24. In this digital age, a group of like-minded individuals are stepping back in time to create works in an old-fashioned style. Techniques on display will include silver gelatin, albumin and tintypes.

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Classic Movie Night continues on Friday, March 3 with the seven-time Oscar winning 1962 historical drama film Lawrence of Arabia at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by David Lean, the 3 hour and 36-minute film stars Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led Arab tribes during World War I to fight the Turks. The movie is considered by many as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. In 1991, selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress Film Registry.

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