Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue returns to the Logon Café on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. The group was at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene when forming over a decade ago, combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility with infectious Western swing energy. “The Gal” is Vanessa Niemann, an Appalachian-born songstress who has lent her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence to various musical projects in New Orleans and around the country.

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First things first. This is not a horror film in the true sense of the genre. It’s masquerading as a horror movie because it defies any kind of traditional category other than “carnival ride.” I haven’t had this kind of “WTH” response to a movie since Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut,” which in the end, I decided, was an elaborate practical joke executed purely by the filmmaker for his own pleasure.

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Ray Johnston

Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Dance Hall has teamed up with Kinsel Ford to host a free concert this Friday, Sept. 22 — Texas Strong — featuring a headlining performance by the Ray Johnston Band with special guests Jamie Talbert & The Band of Demons and the John Thibodeaux Band. Johnston signed with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in 2004 but was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after and he focused his attention on music. Johnston now performs more than 120 shows per year and has seen seven of his songs enter the Texas Music Chart.

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Justin Furstenfeld is not only one of the best singers in the rock world today, but he is also one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet.

But it hasn’t always been fun and games for the 41-year-old Houston native whose band Blue October has been around since 1995 and continues to sell out shows nationwide.

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Chance was found in traffic, scared and dodging cars. He is very loving but needs some help establishing trust. He is not used to people loving and doting on him. He needs someone who has patience and understanding. He is growing more confident every day and would do best with an owner who will continue to help him learn. He’s building more trust and is starting to walk on a leash. He needs someone who is experienced and has no children. No. 31078

Fill out an adoption application at www.beaumonttexas.gov or pick up one at 1884 Pine St. Call (409) 838-3304.

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