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Alice in Chains

Houston is home to a brand new festival that features more than 35 rock bands, Whiskey Row and plenty of food. Welcome to the first annual Houston Open Air Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, held outdoors at NRG Park.

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photo by Kevin King

Icehouses are a Texas tradition. With origins dating back to the Civil War, they were originally used to store and distribute blocks of ice but began offering beer and other goods that needed to be kept cold, according to the Institute of Texan Cultures. Events were even hosted around massive tables built of ice.

While the open-air icehouse isn’t a new idea, Luke’s Icehouse Mid-County definitely has added a modern twist to an age-old concept.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Randy Edwards from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

Edwards describes himself as a Southeast Texas artist with a self-taught hobby in photography. He became interested in darkroom work, falling in love with black and white film photography in high school before attending Lamar University.

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Platinum recording rock band Third Eye Blind will perform at the Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, June 30, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $25 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. They will be $35 at the gate. From San Francisco, the band formed in 1993 and the lineup still consists of original vocalist Stephan Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves.

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New Mexico based acoustic trio Honeyhouse will perform at the Sunset Grove Country Club (2900 W. Sunset Drive) in Orange on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and there will be a cash bar.

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