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Rogers & Hammerstein’s lavish musical, The King and I will open the Beaumont Community Players 2015-2016 season on Friday, Sept. 11.

This blockbuster winner of the 2015 Tony Award for best musical revival will be directed by Paula Bothe. Musical director is Garrett DeLa Cerda, and the conductor is Bobby Chapman.

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For 2015, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT adds a new Red Vapor special edition package, along with new horsepower and torque numbers.

With a starting MSRP of $64,895, the Grand Cherokee SRT is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque that is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Stylish SRT

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Artist Ted Ellis (Wikipedia)

To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Port Arthur Library is inviting students to collaborate with artist Ted Ellis. This educational mini-workshop Saturday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 p.m. will be an interactive time to engage each student and teach the value of the arts. This will also be a time of encouragement for students to be creative and broaden their imagination. Ellis and students will design one large mural together by the end of the workshop.

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The Shrimp Lover (top) and Larry Judice

When a Texas-born butcher named Larry Judice planted his Louisiana roots in Groves and bought his father’s French market in 1978, Larry’s French Market was just a Cajun grocery store with a Cajun deli.

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The calendar for the Performing Arts Series at the Lutcher Theater in Orange is filled with 13 incredible events, and the top selling shows among season ticket holders — Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers performing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Saturday Night Fever set for Tuesday, March 29 — illustrate just how varied the 2015-16 lineup really is.

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