Features

Author Alan Gann

We Americans sure do love our entertainment. Summer is the season of blockbuster movies, concerts, and binge-watching our favorite television series. And what’s the harm in a little distraction, right? Alan Gann’s poetry collection, That’s Entertainment, examines American culture, both past and present, and entertainment’s influence on our everyday lives.

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Brenda Cannon Henley

Writing recently about what our faces say about us led me to another topic. My daughter DeAnna, who works for an airline, has always been funny by nature. She could be a standup comedian if she wanted. Because of her personality and length of experience, she is often brought passengers with problems or questions and has diffused many serious situations. One I will never forget occurred at Jack Brooks Regional in Beaumont.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas

From the heart … The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is hosting The Art of Giving Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30-7:30pm. The Art of Giving is an informational event with discussion by Beaumont attorneys Kate Eckhart and Anna Scheurich about planned giving and why leaving a legacy is important. There will also be a silent auction featuring fine artwork such as clay objects, prints and painting. Complimentary appetizers and open bar will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (409) 832-3432 or visit amset.org. See you there!

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