Music

My photographer and I have covered at least 1,000 concerts (literally), if not more, since 1992. From multiple day festivals such as Rocklahoma to lounge shows where there were more people on stage than in the joint.

David (Block, the genius photog) and I have seen it all. From the early dance track bands in the early 90s; boy bands; you name it and we’ve probably been deep in the trenches.

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Fresh off an Oscar win for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto and his popular band 30 Seconds to Mars dazzled the sellout crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion just north of Houston TX on Friday, Sept. 5.

One word - amazing.

To see photos from staff photographer David Block, click here.

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3 Doors Down played in front of a full house at the historic Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the acoustic "Songs From the Basement Tour."

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One of the most successful and popular rock bands in the last 20 years will perform an intimate concert this weekend as 3 Doors Downs brings their “Songs From the Basement Tour” to the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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It’s not every day you get to chat on the phone with one of the members of the greatest rock bands of all time — Aerosmith. For more than 40 years, the boys from Boston, Mass., have given us music lovers some of the best songs to ever come out of our speakers such as “Dream On,” “Sweat Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Come Together,” “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Angel,” “Ragdoll,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Love in an Elevator,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” just to name a few.

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For those who’ve already purchased tickets, bravo, and those who haven’t — do so now. YES is scheduled for a Tuesday, Aug. 5 performance at the Bayou Music Center and will be playing, in it’s entirety the 1971 double-platinum record Fragile, the songs of the 1972 platinum album Close to the Edge along with all their greatest hits such as the 1980 smash hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

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The annual Freedom Festival Music & Fireworks Extravaganza is one of the most anticipated local events of the year and the sixth installment will take place on Saturday, July 5 from 3-10 p.m. at 2091 Hwy 109 South between Texas Longhorn and Delta Downs in Vinton, La. Musical performances include local acts Uhnayus, Curse & The Cure, Angel Siren, Stone Blind, All Things Undone, Three Legged Dawg, and Southern Boys Band.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will headline the Up In Smoke Tour on Friday, Aug. 22 at Ford Arena. On sale ticket information will be announced at a later date. Also performing will be American funk band, War.

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Platinum Hits Entertainment presents Zapp in concert on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. inside the Julie Rogers Theatre. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com.

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The River night club in Beaumont welcomes four-time Grammy Award winning country music artist Steve Wariner on Saturday, June 28 with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 18 and older show are $30 and can be purchased at the venue or online at theriverbeaumont.com.

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