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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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We help you plan your January

It’s a new year, and if your resolution is to get out and have more fun, then you might want to consult The Bee’s “Don’t Miss It” guide, which plans out the best of the month in pop culture and local events — from “Dreamgirls” and Steve Earle to Disney on Ice and “Downton Abbey.” Click the link below to look at the full-size calendar.

PDF: The Bee’s “Don’t Miss It” guide for January.

Concert Watch: Aaron Lewis, Steve Earle, The Original Wailers and a Bruce Conte benefit

Four recent concert additions you should know about:

- Rock-turned-country singer Aaron Lewis (you know him best from Staind) is coming back to the Visalia Fox Theatre on Feb. 22. Tickets are on sale now, costing $25-$60. Get ‘em at More info here.

- Alt-country/folk singer Steve Earle, a legend in his world, has added a Jan. 8 date at the Hanford Fox Theatre. Tickets: $32.50, on sale now. More info here.

- Upcoming at Fulton 55: The Original Wailers, the reggae band that can be traced back to Bob Marley. This incarnation of the band is led by Marley guitarist Al Anderson. It plays Nov. 16. Tickets: $12-$15.

- Fresno-bred guitar star Bruce Conte, best known for his work with Tower of Power, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. To help with his mounting medical bills, friends organized a benefit concert in Conte’s honor Nov. 24 at Tower Theatre. Conte will play, as will his friends. More details here.  Tickets: $29 and $39.