Music

I’ve been a Shinedown fan since the early days, IE: Leave a Whisper, so I never miss a chance to see and listen to Brent Smith’s vocals. I last saw the band in 2010 when they headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness Tour (Aug. 21, 2010) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hear in Houston.

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The first big rock show of the outdoor season! The four-time Grammy nominated rock band GODSMACK and Multi-platinum rock band STAIND will be bringing their co-headline “THE MASS CHAOS TOUR” to Ford Pavilion with HALESTORM on Tuesday, April 24.

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One of the sad things about being a legend in a local area, even for a star with a national reputation, is that often those who are nearby don’t know what you’ve done. That may be true for someone like the truly legendary Barbara Lynn, an amazing woman in her own right who has toured with many big stars in her storied professional career.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and their brand of "Rock Theater,” are preparing to light up the road for a three month Spring Tour, traveling to over 60 markets across the United States and the show returns to Ford Arena on Saturday, March 3, 2012. 
 
Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m.
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Embarking on his 30th anniversary of his Christmas & Hits Tour, fans will get an early Christmas present when the iconic Kenny Rogers performs in the Event Center at L’Auberge du Lac in Lake Charles on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this show, which is restricted to ages 21 years and older, are $55-$45 and can be purchased at the L’Auberge Business Center, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone (800) 745-3000.

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The Kottonmouth Kings are back for a their 18th studio project — Sunrise Sessions. 18th you say? Yep. This group has been going strong since the early 90's and that shows a big commitment from not only the group itself, but a strong and loyal fan base.

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Fresh off dual nominations at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist, country music’s hottest act Jason Aldean returns to Beaumont on Friday, May 6 and this time it will be his sort of party.

After selling out Ford Arena in January 2010, Aldean will play outdoors at Ford Pavilion on the My Kinda Party Tour, which features fellow musicians Eric Church and the JaneDear Girls.

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The annual Beaumont Boys Bash weekend is set for April 14-17 with money raised supporting the Hughen Center, which is celebrating its 75th year.

The event begins April 14 at the MCM Eleganté with the wild game dinner with Zona Jones featuring celebrity chef Grady Spears, who is the official chef of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Performing will be Andy Griggs and Daryle Singletary.

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As I drove Chuck Berry from the Houston airport to his gig in Winnie, we found ourselves laughing at the times of the not-so-great 1950s.

The broad generous smile held his 84 years well. His big hands and 6-foot-plus frame stretched out and relaxed as we talked of trials and tribulations that beset his career. He was jailed at one time without charges, taunted by white club owners and got less than a penny a record during his 66-year tenure on stage.

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