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In one of the most extensive mid-cycle makeovers in Nissan history, the 2016 Nissan Altima stands ready to build on its growth over the past five years with a new design.

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Big League Productions presents the award-winning comic sensation The Producers on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased at the Lutcher box office or online at lutcher.org.

The Producers took Broadway by storm in 2001 and went on to win a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.

So what is all the fuss about?

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Beef fajitas

In Southeast Texas, there is no shortage of options to satisfy a salsa craving if you have a hankering for Mexican food. Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 890 Amarillo St. and facing College Street, is one of Beaumont’s best options for a quick, filling lunch at a great price — and has been for two decades.

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Freeheld

In a year when gay issues have been at the forefront, coincidentally there were at least four movies released in 2015 dealing with issues relating to gay rights. “Freeheld,” with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page playing a real life lesbian couple who fought for partner benefits, never achieved much buzz. “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich movie about the eponymous riot that sparked the gay rights movement, barely made it into theaters.

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Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will mark the 115th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop with a day packed with re-enactments, activities, craft demonstrations and entertainment.

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