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Classic Movie Night continues with the 1976 monster film King Kong on Friday, Feb. 5 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

Directed by John Guillermin, this film is a remake of the 1933 classic starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange. An exploration for oil leads to an isolated island inhabited by a monster gorilla who is captured and taken to New York City for display.

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Competition barbecue and “regular” barbecue. Although some folks cook at competitions the same way they cook in their backyards and/or restaurants, the competitors at the highest levels certainly do things differently.

Competition barbecue is often referred to as “one bite barbecue” because the judges typically take one bite and competitors are challenged to insert the most flavor and dynamic taste in that one portion. Judges typically taste dozens of samples during a competition, and the winner must stand out in a very crowded field.

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Something I’ll never understand. For instance, who wrote the rule about rewarding movies no one gets to see unless you live in a “major city”? By the time Oscar night arrives, the general public is lucky to have seen about half the nominees. Andsomewhere it must be written that only the crummy movies can be released in early winter or late summer.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform together for the first time in Beaumont on Saturday, Feb. 20, inside the historic Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m.

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Change is not surprising in human experience. We are humorously told that as Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, Adam said, “Well, Eve, things are changing!” And it has been that way ever since. In a meeting Jan. 26, 2015, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients.

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