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    ‘Redneck Tenors’ headline 16th Annual Gulf Coast Gala

    The eclectic singing group “3 Redneck Tenors” will headline the 16th Annual Gulf Coast Gala at Lamar State College Port Arthur.

    The fun-filled event will feature a mixture of down-home laughs with big city music on Saturday, April 27, starting at 7 p.m. The performance takes place at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of LSCPA, 1800 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur.

    The black-tie or business attire event includes a formal meal preceding the night’s entertainment and, as always, proceeds benefit the College and the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

    3 Redneck Tenors, the trailer park singing sensations, have a lot of great stories to tell during their performance, taking the audience on one sidesplitting ride of comedy and crowd interaction. Audiences spend an evening wowed by veteran singers showcased through a smorgasbord of songs ranging from Gospel and Country to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.

    “The Gulf Coast Gala is always a great night of entertainment each spring but to have a fun and unique group like 3 Redneck Tenors is particularly exciting,” LSCPA President Dr. Betty Reynard said. “Those in attendance are in for a great night of laughter and world class music.”

    Various levels of sponsorships are available to help the efforts of the college with individual tickets and tables available for purchase.

    Tables are priced at the Benefactor level for $10,000, Grand Patron $5,000, Patron $2,500 and Friend $1,200. Individual tickets are available for $150.

    For sponsorships, tickets or information, call 409-999-6281.

    Based in Dallas, they have been seen as top 10 finalists on America’s Got Talent, on Larry The Cable Guy’s History Channel Show “Only in America” and live in theaters across the nation.
    Matthew Lord is a native of California. He is recognized as a versatile performing artist whose stage work is consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment. Lord has performed with almost every major opera house in the U.S. and made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris Godunov, and also performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Julliard Opera Center.

    Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre. He has been presented in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House.  Davidson has sung with the Anchorage Opera and the Dallas Opera, and is a featured soloist on the Dallas Symphony’s Christmas CD. Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and as the ringmaster for the Shrine circus.

    Jonathan Frugé holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University. His credits include choral performances and soloist appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, among many others. Before joining 3 Redneck Tenors, Frugé was a highly sought-after stage performer having over 20 leading roles to his credit including Col. Hugh Pickering in My Fair Lady, Jinx in Forever Plaid, 3 original premiers and 4 regional tours.