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Legendary, multi-platinum rockers STYX, featuring the vocals of original and founding members Tommy Shaw and JY Young, will perform inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 p.m. Forming in 1972, they are best known for “melding rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.” The band recorded monster hits including “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times,” “Mr.

Andrew Duhon

Grammy nominated New Orleans native Andrew Duhon comes to Beaumont to with his honest and gritty voice to play Courville’s on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Duhon has released three albums, his first in 2009 titled Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You recorded in Nashville with three-time Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker. A year later, Duhon released Dreaming When You Leave, an EP with Grammy winning producer John Synder. Duhon’s latest effort came in 2013, The Moorings, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album.

Former Lamar basketball standout Mike James has been waived by the Phoenix Suns

Season tickets for the 2018 Lamar University softball season are now on sale. Reserved seats for all 15 home dates, including the annual Cardinal Classic, are $80. General-admission season tickets are $65 for adults and $45 for senior citizens (over 65) and youths (17 and younger).

The Cardinals, who enter their sixth season of competition since LU revived the softball program in 2013, open the season Feb. 9 when they face Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Rodney Carrington

The return of the multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums — Rodney Carrington — takes place Friday, Jan. 12, at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) in downtown Beaumont.

Bobby Bones

After selling out the Jefferson Theatre in mere minutes in 2016, Bobby Bones is returning to the Jefferson on Friday, May 11. Known for his nationally syndicated morning show on country radio called The Bobby Bones Show, Bobby has built his career on the ability to multi-task. He’s not only a radio DJ, but also a best-selling author, chart-topping recording artist, TV personality and philanthropist.