Words come in all shapes, sizes and languages, in caps or lower case letters, written, typed, inscribed or said. Sometimes they are spoken in a whisper and sometimes screamed from the rooftops. We often say or write things when we don’t even know for sure what the words mean. Words can help heal, and words can cause unbearable damage, wrecking homes, relationships, professions and our lives.

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Considered one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown at Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 23, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick, the film was released in 1968 and stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The story follows a voyage to Jupiter with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000 and deals with human evolution, artificial intelligence, existentialism, and alien life. The movie is 2 hours and 29 minutes and is Rated G. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435.

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When someone mentions the history of music in Southeast Texas, specifically Beaumont, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Beaumont Boys, which include Mark Chesnutt, Clay Walker and Tracy Byrd. But it’s much more than just those three talented players, and local concert promoter Johnae Whitaker has put together a gem of a gig to showcase the local talent in Southeast Texas called the OurTyme Music Festival on Saturday, June 24, at the Red Room (near Dixie Dance Hall) on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.

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A Port Arthur staple is slated for closure. The owners of Nick’s Grocery at 3149 39th St. announced it would soon shutter its doors. Nick and Dorothy Nicotre opened Nick’s Grocery on Sept. 27, 1959, and it’s still owned by the Nicotre and Plagman families.

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