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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Not many bands have been able to make an instant splash on the national scene like Hollywood Undead managed to do nearly a decade ago.

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The calendar for the Performing Arts Series at the Lutcher Theater in Orange is filled with 13 incredible events, and the top selling shows among season ticket holders — Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers performing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Saturday Night Fever set for Tuesday, March 29 — illustrate just how varied the 2015-16 lineup really is.

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You know their hits all too well and sing loudly when you hear “Hold the Line,” “Roseanna,” “I Won’t Hold You Back,” “I’ll Be over You” and, of course, “Africa.”

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Jake Rowley as Elvis

Nederland native Jake Rowley will perform “Memories of Elvis” at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online at jnhillcountry.com for $35, $25 or $15.

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