Music

Musical geniuses of The Darkness will grace us with their presence on Tuesday, April 19 as the strapping lads of Britain perform on the Back to the USSA Tour at the House of Blues for an all ages extravaganza. 

Unless you have little to no taste in music, let me remind you The Darkness delivered us here in North America the album Permission to Land, which featured the beautiful song “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” in 2003.

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Entertaining. Artistic. Intelligent. Puppeteer. Spectacular. Just a few words that describe David Liebe Hart, who will be performing in Texas this week including stops in Beaumont, on Wed., April 13 at the Victoria House and in Houston on Thurs., April 14 at Warehouse Live.

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Curse and the Cure

Curse and the Cure is not your typical music act, acoustic or otherwise. The dynamic duo of Norma Hopson and Jason Touchette will perform Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Texas Ave Tavern in Bridge City (1195 Texas Ave.) at 9 p.m. for ages 21 and older. With the two of them together, Jason and Norma achieve the most amazing harmonies and dynamic.

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Three Dog Night

Rock act Three Dog Night will perform inside the Grand Events Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Jan. 2, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $45-$30 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Two of the original members are still touring with the band, including vocalist Danny Hutton and guitarist Michael Allsup.

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Pitbull

It’s never too early to purchase concert tickets, and the local venues in Southeast Texas, the casinos in Southwest Louisiana and Houston hot spots have announced major concerts for 2016.

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Midnight River Choir

Midnight River Choir returns to Southeast Texas to perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Saturday, Dec. 19, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or by calling (409) 722-1600.

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Puddles

Puddles is more than just your average 6-foot, 7-inch clown. No, he doesn’t appear at carnivals, circuses or make animal balloons; he’s a sad clown who doesn’t speak yet has one of the best singing voices to ever grace a stage. Plus he has a strange addiction to actor Kevin Costner.

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Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Kirk West)

The ninth annual Hardin County Music Festival takes place Saturday, May 16, at Kountze Trade Days at 980 N. Pine St. in Kountze, with gates opening at noon.

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Philippe Bianconi

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents the grand finale of its Classics Series this season with a great celebration inclusive of the entire community on Saturday, April 11, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

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Pine Leaf Boys

The Southeast Texas Arts Council along with the City of Port Arthur Commission on the Arts, through the Cajun French Music Association, present the first ever Carnival Des Cajuns on Saturday, April 11, at the Port Arthur Pavilion at 500 Procter. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and tickets can be purchased onsite or online at setxac.org.

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