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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 For more information, call Tyman at (210) 837-0605 or go to

Local Music

The Somewhere in Texas 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 $10.

The Lost Heart Highway Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $8.

Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Go to or call (254) 939-7131.

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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

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Tickets are on sale for the The Miracle Tour featuring Third Day on April 7 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Tickets: Expo center box office, select H-E-Bs, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at

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Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Bon Jovi on April 10, 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 Fees may apply.

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Singer songwriters Joey & Rory will perform at 7 p.m. April 11 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 and more information at

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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. April 11 at Fort Hood Harley-Davidson, 875 W. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights. Donations welcome at the door. Smith’s album “Dirt Road Driveway” will be released April 16.

Arts & Theater

The Temple College Visual Arts Department presents a photography exhibit called “Two Views…Margaret and Mike Williamson” in the gallery at the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue U. The exhibit is on display through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Variety 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. Dances classes are available throughout the week. Call (254) 773-7088, email or go to

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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

Come out to All Bottoms Up, 1505 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight for Open Mic/Open Jam. Call (254) 699-0955 or go to

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today. BYOB. On Saturday, Another Band of Gypsies performs at 8 p.m. during the Darkside of the Moon Bike Night. Cups are $5 and proceeds support Families in Crisis in Killeen. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

Family Fun

Experience the struggles of African-Americans as they make their way through history aboard the railroad. A special exhibit is open through Sunday at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B. Call (254) 298-5172 or go to

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 or (254) 698-2009 or go to


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. presents its third annual ’70s Disco Inferno fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen. Proceeds benefit the Theta Delta Sigma Chapter’s scholarship program for local high school seniors. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Call Barry Farmer at (904) 571-6823.

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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 of Killeen, lunch, a silent auction and door prizes. The 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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