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Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland with President Ronald Regan

Orange native and former Lamar tennis player Brady Mazzola will host a first event of its kind on Friday, Nov. 11, at Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m. The Honoring Our Heroes “Skills on Wheels” Tennis Expo will feature a cocktail reception, auction, a Lamar men’s tennis exhibition plus wheelchair tennis singles, and end with a tennis exhibition match featuring a tennis pro pairing with a wheelchair athlete competing against another tennis pro and wheelchair athlete.

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Barbara Lynn

Jazz at the Lake returns to the downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) in Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. Performing will be the Jazz Innovators with Barbara Lynn. Lynn needs no introduction. A graduate of Hebert High School, Lynn, now 73, saw her 1962 single “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” go to No. 1 in the country. She went on to perform at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem and twice on American Bandstand.

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Courville’s, tickets are still available for Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros on Friday, Dec. 23, and Zac Wilkerson and Midnight River Choir on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner. Wilkins is no stranger to Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont).

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The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival of a play, on Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for Nov. 3-5 and 2 p.m. for Nov. 6 at University Theatre (4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway).

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Grammy Award winner and former television star Rick Springfield will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $50-$75 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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