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14th Western Swing Showcase Saturday

‘SUNSHINE BOYS’—Jack Terhune (left) and Dustan Owen rehearse a scene from “The Sunshine Boys,” Neil Simon’s comedy about a pair of vaudvillians who are persuaded to reunite after years of bitter separation. The show is produced by Milam Community Theater in Cameron and will open March 20 at the Williams Civic Center with a dinner theater performance. Seating to the March 20 show is limited and reservations are required. Tickets for non-members are $35 each. Call 254-697-6106 by March 16 to make reservations. Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 8 p.m. Saturday March 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday March 28. Tickets to these shows are $15 each and will be available at the door. More information and directions to the venue may be found on the theater’s Website, www. MilamCommunityTheater.com. ‘SUNSHINE BOYS’—Jack Terhune (left) and Dustan Owen rehearse a scene from “The Sunshine Boys,” Neil Simon’s comedy about a pair of vaudvillians who are persuaded to reunite after years of bitter separation. The show is produced by Milam Community Theater in Cameron and will open March 20 at the Williams Civic Center with a dinner theater performance. Seating to the March 20 show is limited and reservations are required. Tickets for non-members are $35 each. Call 254-697-6106 by March 16 to make reservations. Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 8 p.m. Saturday March 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday March 28. Tickets to these shows are $15 each and will be available at the door. More information and directions to the venue may be found on the theater’s Website, www. MilamCommunityTheater.com. BELTON—Music of Texas Western Swing featuring five fiddles will fill the Bell County Expo Assembly Room on Saturday, March 13, at the 14th Annual Texas Western Swing Showcase in Belton.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and music starts at noon with an all-star show of Western Swing giants that includes Randy Elmore, Dave Alexander, Bobby Flores, Ricky Turpin and Wes Westmoreland and continues until 5 p.m. Dinner, by reservation only, will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band will host a Country and Western Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Texas Wester n Sw ing Heritage A ssociation of Bell County, a non-profit organization, composed of local and area volunteers, along with Strawberry Patch of Salado, Central Texas Kitchen Center of Temple, Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin and Niemeier, PC. sponsor the event.

“The purpose of the event is to promote this ‘Texas born’ music and assemble extremely talented musicians on our stage,” said Nan Ray, chairperson. “There will be Grammy Award winners, Hall of Fame musicians, World Champion fiddlers and recording artists perform.”

Admission is $15 for the afternoon entertainment and $15 for the dance.


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