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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 4:30 am

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Actor/comedian Gary Owen will perform April 27 at the Harker Heights Event Center, 710 Edwards Drive. Tickets: $25 to $45 at eventbrite.com. For more information, call Tyman at (210) 837-0605 or go to www.tymanproductions.com.

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The Texas Association of Future Educators chapters at Harker Heights High School and the KISD Career Center are working to sell 100 tickets to bring the independent movie “Girls Rising” to the Killeen Cinema 14. The movie is a documentary that shows the plight of girls around the world who are denied the right to education. To reserve a ticket for the 7:30 p.m. April 25 show, go to http://gathr.us/screening/2749.

Local Music

Make plans to attend the annual Knight of Jazz on April 19 in the Harker Heights High School cafeteria. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a dance lesson followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and performances by the Harker Heights High School Jazz Ensemble, the HHHS Jazz Orchestra, the Shoemaker High School Jazz Ensemble and the Swingtime Big Band. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. Contact Kristl Evans at (254) 338-2439 or kevans9@hot.rr.com.

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The Branded Heart Band performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple. Cover charge is $8. The Wild Horses Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $10. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Go to www.bosbarndancehall.com or call (254) 939-7131.

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The Dead Fish Grill at 2207 Lake Road in Belton presents live music many evenings. Call (254) 939-5771 or go to www.deadfishgrill.com.

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Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. On April 18, Texas country-rocker Bleu Edmondson performs with opening act Grady Spencer at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 to 20 and free for adults 21 and older and children 12 and younger. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave. in Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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Catch Rapper’s Delight on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Waco. There will be live performances, a DJ and an open mic segment. Admission is free. To be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at (254) 717-1479 or email dru@ucwrecords.com.

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Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Bon Jovi on Wednesday, Rush on April 23 and Rodriguez on May 4. Tickets: Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com.

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Singer songwriters Joey & Rory will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Vineyard at Florence. Tickets: $25 for adults and $10 for students with ID. All proceeds go to the Florence Music Department. Get tickets at www.TheVineyardAtFlorence.com.

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Country music artist Granger Smith plans to celebrate the completion of the third annual 100-Mile Boot Walk with a free concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Fort Hood Harley-Davidson, 875 W. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights. Donations will be welcome at the door. Smith’s new album “Dirt Road Driveway” will be released April 16.

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will conclude the 2013 season of the Hillman Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hughes Recital Hall of Presser Hall on the UMHB campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Arts & Theater

Vive Les Arts Theater, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen, presents “Around the World in 80 Days” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students; $2 military discount with ID. Call (254) 526-9090.

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View works from the Central Texas College Fine Arts Department faculty through May 2 in the upstairs art gallery of the campus library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Ballroom Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. for $5 a person. Come at 7 p.m. for a dance lesson, pay $8 and stay for the dance for free. Attire is dressy casual. Dance classes are available throughout the week. Call (254) 773-7088, email itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

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Free line dance classes are offered at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at (254) 690-5540.

Bars, Clubs

Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Go to www.thegin.net or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

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Don’t miss live music Fridays and Saturdays at The Lounge Upstairs at The Range Restaurant, 101 N. Main St., Salado. Call (254) 947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today. BYOB. On Saturday, catch the Hometown Throwdown starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

Clubs, Meetings

The Killeen Civic Art Guild has open studio time from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and offers various workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Second St., Suite D 100. Contact Samra Thompson at sunflwr809@hot.rr.com or (254) 698-2009 or go to www.kcag.net.

Fundraisers

On April 27, the Harker Heights Ladies of Charity is hosting a Spring Luncheon and Style Show to benefit local food pantries. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center, 2412 Stillhouse Road, Harker Heights. There will be fashions by Dillard’s, lunch, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $20. Call Rowena at (254) 291-6194.

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The Friends of the Killeen Public Library plan a book sale April 13 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Second St., Killeen. The members-only sale starts at 8 a.m. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. and a $3 bag sale is from noon to 2 p.m. Book donations for the sale are accepted at the main library, 202 E. Church Ave.

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The Bell County Division of the American Heart Association presents Paint the Ranch Red at 6 p.m. April 20 at Tenroc Ranch in Salado. Evening includes cocktails, auctions, dinner and a performance by singer/songwriter Brian Gowan. Tickets: $125 or $225 for a couple, sponsored table of eight for $1,000. Call (254) 913-1705.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College in Killeen:

Friday’s shows

  • Earthquake at 7 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Passage to Pangea at 8 p.m.
  • Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

  • Zula Patrol: Down to Earth at 11 a.m.
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at noon.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 1 p.m.
  • Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.
  • Earthquake at 7 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Passage to Pangea at 8 p.m.
  • Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

  • Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.

For a show description, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call (254) 526-1800.

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