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Celebrate local legend, Janis Joplin, at a birthday celebration featuring a screening of Janis: Little Girl Blue during a special Classic Movie Night at the historic 1927 Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 19, in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Oscar nominated Amy Berg, the 2015 documentary examines Joplin’s story in depth and includes original interviews and personal letters written by her to her parents, which are made public for the first time. The film is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

 

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Devise your disguise and make plans to attend the most spectacular party of the year. The Art Studio Inc. will host the Surrealist Beaux Arts Ball, a live art exhibition/fundraiser Jan. 21, to support its art education programs, encourage membership and celebrate the accomplishments of tenants and local artists.

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Muddy Magnolias

This year’s lineup for Jazz + Blues Festival may just be the most talented in the 11-year history of the event. Presented by the City of Beaumont and Kinsel Lincoln, the Jazz + Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The festival is headlined by Muddy Magnolias, a powerful and soulful duo featuring Jessy Wilson and Kallie North. North is a Beaumont native and will be performing in Beaumont for the first time.

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There is still time to purchase a ticket to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s eighth annual La Soirée on Saturday, Jan. 21, and take a journey down the Silk Road from India to Istanbul, all inside the Beaumont Civic Center and for a great cause.

The theme is Arabian Nights, and guests enter the Royal Sultan’s palace for the party of the year. A profusion of light, color, sights, sounds and dances from around the world will transport those in attendance to another place in time

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Robert Sloan photo

Waterfowl hunters are not that techno crazy when it comes to gearing up for success. It’s basically like football – you get suited up with the essentials and go at it full speed. The crazy thing about duck and goose hunters is that we have to go afield prepared for just about anything that can be thrown our way here in Southeast Texas – rain, cold, mud, ice, sleet, mosquitoes, snakes and even alligators. It can be a true test of one’s perseverance on any given hunt.

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