Music

Cardinal jazz orchestra photo by Erik Lindquist

Under the direction of Rick Condit, the Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra, will present its annual holiday concert on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the Lamar University campus. Free and open to the public, the concert will feature contemporary and traditional big band literature plus some special seasonal tunes. 

“We enjoy being able to share some fun arrangements with the public that can only be performed at this time of year,” said Condit. 

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A can’t miss concert is going down on Saturday, Nov. 25, with “A Very ’80s Thanksgiving” featuring one of the most popular party bands in North America — The Spazmatics. The nerds, which include Al, Bjorn, Joey and Ralphie, will play at the Backyard Dance Hall with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online at ticketfly.com or at the venue (3871 Stagg Drive, Beaumont).

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Jake Worthington will perform at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. Worthington, from La Porte, was the runner-up of Season 6 of NBC’s hit reality show The Voice in 2014. He’s covered songs “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx and “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by the late Keith Whitley; both reached the Billboard Heatseekers Top 20. His version of “Heaven,” originally performed by Bryan Adams, went to No. 3 on Billboard Country Top Digital songs.

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Wynonna Judd will make her first ever stop in Beaumont on Friday, Dec 8 at Ford Arena with her band The Big Noise. The concert will feature a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career.

In 1984, Wynonna teamed with her mother Naomi, and the duo debuted as The Judds and released the album Why Not Me that went on to sell more than 2 million copies.

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Four-time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year Bri Bagwell will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 16, and bring along some friends including Rich O’Toole, and The Broken Spokes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

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