Music

Wayne Newton is an icon, a legend and international superstar who goes by many nicknames such as Mr. Entertainment, The Midnight Idol and Mr. Las Vegas. From 25,000 shows in Las Vegas to USO tours and his signature song “Danke Schoen” in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Newton has done it all.

Fans can now see Mr. Entertainment like never before in “Up Close and Personal” featuring performances of his favorite hits, showbiz stories, and candid conversation with questions from the audience at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 p.m.

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Beaumont is in for one heckuva rock show as the Soundboy Killaz 2017 Fall Tour featuring P.O.D. with special guests Alien Ant Farm, Powerflo and Fire From the Gods perform at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 20. From San Diego, P.O.D. has been a fixture on the rock scene since the early ’90s and received instant success from albums such as The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite, which sold more than 3 million copies.

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Rolling Stone magazine called Texas act the Drugstore Gypsies one of “10 New Country Acts You Need to Know.” Duke Ryan, Dillan Dostal, Korey Davis and Reynaldo Chapa bring their Southern honkytonk drawl to The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Aug. 11. Think Led Zeppelin meets Conway Twitty as a way to describe their sound.

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Record-setting rapper Flo Rida will hip hop his way to the H20 Pool Concert Series at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Aug. 11, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. Born Tramar Dillard, the 37-year-old Flo Rida debut song “Low” spent No. 1 on the Billboard chart for 10 consecutive weeks and set a record for most downloads at 6 million.

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Southeast Texas singer-songwriter Robert Frith will play from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Rodair Roadhouse located at 6701 Jade Ave in Port Arthur. Frith has played at several big musical festivals in the area including the Gulf Coast Jam as well as Janis Joplin Memorial Concert. The diversity of Frith’s original music earned him airplay on radio stations with music formats of pop, rock, classic rock and country. In 2007, he was chosen out of 30,000 contestants as a Regional Finalist for the reality music show Nashville Star on USA Network.

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The H2O Pool Concert Series at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles continues on Friday, Aug. 4, with R&B sensation Jason Derulo at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $75-$115 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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The Isley Brothers featuring Ernie and Ronald “Mr. Biggs” Isley have been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music,” and the two will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. They began performing in 1954, and 16 of their albums charted in the Top 40 with 13 of those having been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

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Texas country music stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen will share the stage at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Dance Hall for a special show Sunday, July 23, with doors opening at 7 p.m. in a tour titled “Hold My Beer & Watch This.” Both are lead singers of their respective bands, but as long time friends, they’ve decided to record a live album together.

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Small-town Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down have gone on to become one of the most successful and popular rock backs of the last 20 years. Forming in 1995, they’ve sold more than 16 million albums, earned three Grammy nominations, won two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting.

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When someone mentions the history of music in Southeast Texas, specifically Beaumont, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Beaumont Boys, which include Mark Chesnutt, Clay Walker and Tracy Byrd. But it’s much more than just those three talented players, and local concert promoter Johnae Whitaker has put together a gem of a gig to showcase the local talent in Southeast Texas called the OurTyme Music Festival on Saturday, June 24, at the Red Room (near Dixie Dance Hall) on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.

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