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Andy McCall, Chuck Houston & Joe Fontanna

The Beaumont Community Players invite you to laugh along with their latest production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple beginning Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel Ave. Show dates are April 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 9.

The Odd Couple debuted in 1965, won a Tony Award, and spawned multiple revivals, including a popular network television show, movie and even a female version of the show.

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The Anayat House’s fourth annual superhero-themed fundraising gala will be held at the Event Centre (700 Crockett Street) in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

While dress is casual fun, this year’s gala promises to be special as those who attend can dance the night away with Southeast Texas’ favorite party band, Champagne Room.

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Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, the legendary R&B group Maze featuring the voice of Frankie Beverly will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Friday, April 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or ticketmaster.com. Forming in 1970, the band released eight albums, all of which reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 units each.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. Have some pork kabobs, donut burgers, candy apples, popcorn and a plethora of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 73rd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 24, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 3.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. next Thursday and there is literally something for everyone. Some come for the food. Some come for the games, carnival rides, exhibits, live music and the rodeo.

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Thursday, April 28, for the first time since 2004, comedic legend Gallagher is set to perform in the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont with the Joke’s on You Comedy Tour featuring fellow comedians Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson.

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