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Lutcher Theater Hosts A Western Swing Spring Fling : An Evening With The Quebe Sisters

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Lutcher Theater Hosts A Western Swing Spring Fling : An Evening With The Quebe Sisters

Shine your boots & kick up your heels as A Western Swing Spring Fling two-steps into town featuring An Evening With The Quebe Sisters, Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 7 pm. Enjoy live music as the Dallas-based five-piece band presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music. Sit a spell or dance the night away and enjoy food trucks and more at this fun-filled outdoor event, presented live on the Lutcher parking lot stage. Tickets on sale November 16, 2020, at Lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office (409) 886-5535.

With over fifteen years of touring to date, this sibling trio has delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. The Quebe Sisters: Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles, and sibling harmony.

The Quebe Sisters honor the traditions of Western Swing, playing the style Bob Wills pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting classic styles using their own unique voice through Country instrumentation. Combining the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie and Willie Nelson, the band’s stripped-down acoustic stylings breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks.

Special thanks to First Financial Bank for sponsoring the event. Also thanks for supporting the arts in Southeast Texas go to the City of Orange, DOW, and Diane and Don Shaver.

The concert is presented as part of Lutcher Theater’s Project EnterMISSION, a four-part initiative that offers the following invitations to the community:

Stand – Stand strong and stretch with us as we offer a different approach to programming during this time.
Refresh – Savor our social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel for a series of fun and compelling Lutcher Theater stories and behind-the-scenes episodes.
Connect – Join us as we help those in need with community service projects.
Learn – Engage in arts-integrated educational activities designed for your students and the entire family to enjoy.

 

Orange Christmas Parade Canceled for First Time in 72 Years

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72nd Annual Christmas Parade Scheduled

Due to lack of participation, for the first time in 72 years, the Orange Kiwanis Club is postponing the Christmas Parade until 2021.

“We wanted to be able to host this long-standing tradition to provide a distraction and a bit of Christmas Spirit for our community. However, we have had very few applications submitted, several of our regular groups, such as school bands, will not be able to participate because of contests, and of course, COVID-19 cases on the rise is quite concerning for us all,” said Shane Johns, Club President.

The Clubs’ plan is to keep the “Texas Christmas” theme for 2021, so organizations will have plenty of time to plan a creative entry for next year. Those who have already paid the registration fee will be contacted concerning a refund.

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to Host Benefit Jazz Concert for Hurricane Laura Recovery

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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to Host Benefit Jazz Concert for Hurricane Laura Recovery

The Lutcher stage comes alive again with the fiery-hot, 10-piece big band sound of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra! Recorded live-at-the-Lutcher, enjoy this free benefit concert on the Lutcher Theater Facebook page, Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 7 pm from the comfort of your home!

The event will be recorded Live-at-the-Lutcher Theater and premiere on the Lutcher Theater Facebook page. During the performance, the Orchestra will provide a donation link for viewers to make monetary contributions to the relief effort. 100% of the donations received by the Orchestra will benefit the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana & Orange County Disaster Rebuild, to support recovery efforts for Southwest Louisiana & Southeast Texas families recovering from Hurricane Laura.

Enjoy Monroe, Louisiana natives, Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot 10-piece big band from the comfort of your home!  All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentlemen and their high-energy show. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements, and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage.

Fashioned in the style and swagger of legendary entertainers, graced with a touch of Motown, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and more, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra offers freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.

“This isn’t your grandfather’s music. When you experience an Equinox show, you get a ramped-up ready-to-rip band of expert musicians who throw everything they have learned along the journey into it. Entertained you will be. Laugh and dance you will. The force is strong here. These two transplants from Louisiana mean business.” -Jevon for SouthMagazine.com
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – LIVE with Strings.

“Thousands of families and businesses across Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas are struggling to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Laura tore through the region, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. This is an opportunity to enjoy a night of fantastic jazz music and lend your support to our SWLA & SETX friends & neighbors.” encourages Leah Stark, Lutcher Theater’s Marketing Manager.

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana connects people who care with nonprofits and other causes they care about. The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana collaborates with public agencies and private enterprises to conduct projects for civic good. They make it easier for people & organizations to manage and grow their giving and to make sure their generosity translates into enduring improvements for the community. Since starting up in 2008, the Foundation and fund donors have granted over $12 million to local nonprofits.

Founded in August 2017 after Hurricane Harvey devastated SETX, the mission of Orange County Disaster Rebuild is dedicated to helping uninsured or underinsured individuals and families who have unmet needs with recovery from any natural or man-made disasters in Orange County, TX. Working closely with a case manager to identify resources necessary to meet those needs, Orange County Disaster Rebuild serves SETX with a dedication to accountability, commitment, integrity, respect, and transparency.

Service League of Orange Changes Toy Coffee Format

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Service League of Orange Changes Toy Coffee Format

The Service League of Orange announced that its 2020 Toy Coffee event will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 11 am -1 pm and 4-6 pm.

Unlike years past where the event was an in-person event, this year’s event will be a drive-thru event due to the COVID pandemic. The need in the community is greater this year than ever for local families, so participants are asked to wear a mask and drive through the Salvation Army with your donations of money and toys.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Recovery Event Planned for Nov. 14

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Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Recovery Event Planned for Nov. 4

Orange County Disaster Rebuild is teaming up with Orange Lions Club and Southeast Texas Food Bank to make a difference. They will be hosting a Thanksgiving “Drive-Thru” Recovery Event. It will be held at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 FM 1442; Orange, Texas 77630 starting at 10 am on Saturday, November 14.

This is for Orange County Residents only and you will need to bring your ID. This is a first-come-first-served event and you must stay in your vehicle.

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