Percy Sledge part of “fantastic” Gulf Coast Jam lineup

Published 1:42 pm Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Promoter Don Ball reports this year’s Gulf Coast Jam will mark the first time Percy Sledge and The Fabulous Boogie Kings have shared a stage.

“We have got a fantastic lineup,” Ball said about the concert, set for Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Port Arthur Civic Center.

Louisiana Express, Eazy, Jerry LaCroix and G.G. Shinn will be part of the show, Ball said.

Though the Boogie Kings have had many “farewell” tours, Ball said popular demand from fans is such that they have since gone back to the studio to make another recording.

CavOILcade to sponsor trip to Marksville

The chips are down for those who love Port Arthur’s city festival, CavOILcade.

CavOILcade, Inc. is sponsoring an overnight trip to Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La.

The bus will leave the Port Arthur Civic Center parking lot 9 a.m., Sunday, June 22 and return 4 p.m., Monday, June 23. Cost of the trip, including room, baggage handling and donation to the scholarship fund is $70.

Upon arrival at the casino a $20 cash play perk and a $10 food voucher will be issued. The reservation deadline is June 10. For reservations or more information, call 983-4034 or 498-1793.

CavOILcade accepting applications

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a princess, it’s time to sign up.

CavOILcade, Inc. is accepting applications for princess sponsors and princesses. Area civic and social clubs and organizations, as well as businesses, are eligible to sponsor a princess.

Young women entering the twelfth grade in August are eligible to participate as princesses. They must reside in Port Arthur, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves or Sabine Pass. For more information, contact Pam Trosclair, CavOILcade executive director, at 498-1793.

Celebrate Shangri La Exhibition Ends June 28 at Stark Museum of Art

Catch the Celebrate Shangri La exhibition at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange through Saturday, June 20.

The exhibition features works from the Stark Museum of Art collections and depicts the flora and fauna that can be seen at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, which opened this past March in Orange.

On view are selected works of John James Audubon, including the double elephant folio of “The Birds of America” from his personal collection as well as individual prints from the publication. A rare copper plate used to produce Audubon’s Swallow-Tailed Hawk is also on display, along with one of the resulting prints. For more information, call 886.ARTS or visit

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