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Win tickets to see Steve Earle

UPDATE: Winners have been notified by e-mail. Enjoy the show!

ORIGINAL POST: Steve Earle — acclaimed troubadour and singer/songwriter, actor, author, playwright and political activist — visits the Hanford Fox Theatre next Tuesday night, a stellar booking for the historic theater.

Tickets are on sale now for $32.50. You can get them at The Fox’s website. Or, if you’re a lucky Steve Earle fan who also reads The Beehive, you might be able to score a pair of tickets from us. Just leave a comment below, telling us why you love Steve Earle and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets.We’ve got a few to give away, so cross your fingers.

Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Monday. We’ll choose the winners at random and notify them via e-mail, so please leave a valid e-mail address and please check it. Complete rules below.

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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

Other than taking the new downtown ice rink for a spin or watching the Veterans Day parade.

Swede Fest is bigger and better, back for its 10th installment Sunday. It’s happening at Tower Theatre, a dream realized for organizers of this quirky film festival.  It showcases low-budget parodies made by everyone from average joes to seasoned pros. Creativity, ingenuity and a sense of humor are king at Swede Fest, so you never know what you’re going to see. It’s free and open to movie lovers of all ages. For more on Swede Fest’s growth and rise to popularity, read this Q & A with the organizers. [More]

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Comedy Watch: George Lopez, Gabriel Iglesias … and Pauly Shore?!?

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Be thankful, George Lopez fans.

The stand-up comic — a Fresno favorite — is coming back to Save Mart Center on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, costing $48 and $58. You can pick them up at the arena box office or through Ticketmaster. We’ll also be giving a pair starting tomorrow.

Might want to act quick if you want tickets. His past two Save Mart Center shows had sold-out crowds. His 2008 show, in fact, drew 15,266, the biggest crowd for a concert at Save Mart Center.

TWO DAYS OF FLUFF: Gabriel Iglesias — the popular comic affectionately known as the “Fluffy Guy” — is back in the Valley on Oct. 27 and 28, performing at Hanford Fox Theatre. Tickets cost $43 and are on sale now. For more info or to buy tickets: (559) 584-7423. We recommend he visit Superior Dairy.

WEEZIN’ THE JUICE: Here’s a name you might be surprised to see doing stand-up: Pauly Shore. Shore, who found fame in the late ’80s as an MTV VJ and turned it into a movie career with credits such as “Encino Man” and “Son In Law,” is doing for a pair of stand-up shows at Starline. He’ll perform at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. Tickets cost $20. Hit up to get some.

To-Do Tonight: Bryan Adams in Hanford

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Canadian pop/rock singer Bryan Adams — seen here recently getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — is an Hanford tonight for a nearly sold out show at the Fox Theatre.

We’re told only single tickets are left, so if you’re a loner looking to drown your sorrows when he sings “(Everything I Do) I Do it For You)” — this is your lucky day. Or if you’re just an Adams fan and don’t care whether any of your friends go … also lucky.

Tickets cost $55-$75.

If you wanna get one, we’d suggest you call the theater pronto — (559) 584-7423 — lest your hopes get cut like a knife.