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Seals & Crofts 2 to perform

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SealsCrofts2From Enterprise Staff

Livingston Community Concerts will present Seals & Crofts 2, where members will experience the music of 70’s rock duo Seals and Crofts in a whole new way. The concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Polk County Commerce Center, located at 1017 U.S. 59 Loop North in Livingston.

Memberships in the Livingston Community Concert Association may be purchased for as little as $50 per person and family rates are also available. Membership will allow one to attend all concerts per season.

For additional information go to www.livingstoncommunityconcert.org or contact Sally Frasier at 936-967-0219.

Community Concert members will enjoy the hits “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl,” and “We May Never Pass This Way (Again),” as Seals and Crofts 2 recreate those hits “artfully re-imagined with a reverent nod to the past.” Seals & Crofts 2 consists of Brady Seals, a cousin to James “Jim” Seals, and Lua Crofts, the daughter of Darrell “Dash” Crofts.

Brady Seals is related to multiple music industry icons including Jimmy Seals of Seals and Crofts and Dan Seals of England Dan & John Ford Coley. Over the course of his career, Brady has sold over 11 million albums and is probably best known for his tenure in the 1990s as keyboardist and co-lead singer in the Grammy-nominated group Little Texas. He co-wrote three consecutive number one songs for the band “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love,” winning him ASCAP’s Triple Play award.

Seals pursued a solo career in 1996, collaborating with Rodney Crowell to co-produce his Warner Brothers album, The Truth. That album featured a duet with Wynonna Judd. A self-titled CD followed in 1998 with guest appearances by Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Timothy B. Schmidt of Eagles fame, Bela Fleck and Max Carl from .38 Special.

Seals returned to his band roots and formed Hot Apple Pie in 2002. The band quickly made history when they became the highest-selling debut country group in the Neilson

Soundscan era. Recently he has founded a songwriter show “Music City Pickers LIVE!” featuring artists including Ricky Skaggs, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Richie McDonald of Lonestar and Peter Frampton.

Vocalist Lua Crofts has roots with 70s rock legends. She is the daughter of Dash Crofts of the 1970s duo Seals & Crofts. Hailing from Los Angeles, center of the rock industry, by age 7 she accompanied both her parents on a song which would later be featured on a children’s album. She became “… an in-demand session singer throughout the 90s and early 2000s in the Los Angeles area, singing background vocals on many popular R&B albums for artists …” She toured with Brady Seals for his ’97 solo album tour, “The Truth” and during that tour, Lua and Brady began working together musically.

She currently resides in Nashville Tennessee with her husband and children. She continues to do studio session work and both sings and tours with the popular Nashville Gospel Choir, Eric Dozier and Friends.

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Texas Registered Municipal Clerk Ellie Monteaux elected trustee

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Ellie MonteauxEllie MonteauxFrom Enterprise Staff

Texas Registered Municipal Clerk Ellie Monteaux, city secretary and assistant city manager for the City of Livingston, was elected trustee of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association Inc. at its annual business meeting held recently in Galveston.

The Texas Municipal Clerks Association Inc. is a statewide association with over 1,100 members. The association operates the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program located at the University of North Texas in Denton. The certification program is recognized and endorsed by §22.074 of the Local Government Code, Vernon’s Annotated Civil Statutes. TMCA Inc. publishes the Texas Municipal Election Law Manual, the Texas Municipal Law and Procedure Manual and the Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook.

Monteaux will be charged with the responsibility of accomplishing the goals and objectives of TMCA Inc. The association is dedicated to serving the demands of excellence in Texas’ local government and public problem solving. Its principal missions are to motivate Texas city clerks and city secretaries to become leaders in their fields of governance and to provide an educational program for the beginning and career city clerk and city secretary.

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Tickets on sale for home tour

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Tickets for MannaFest’s Christmas Tour of Homes on December 4 are now on sale at area banks and local merchants as well as from MannaFest’s tour team.

Included in the list of ticket sale locations are Livingston merchants HomeGrown, Good Golly Miss Molly’s and Petalz By Annie. Bank locations include all three branches of both First National Bank and First State Bank as well as People’s State Bank in Livingston.

This year’s tour features four festive homes in the Goodrich area, and transportation from Central Baptist Church to the tour homes is included in the ticket price. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour, which will be from 4-8 p.m.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the MannaFest Food Pantry, whose chief mission is to provide food and supplies to individuals in need in Polk County. For more information about the group or the tour, please visit the website at www.mannafestlivingstontexas.org or call the office at 936-327-9555.

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