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The Comedy Get Down Tour features a star-studded lineup whose credentials include numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up specials, a talk show, three radio shows and two books. Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, April 15 for $50.75, $66.75, $90.75 at 10 a.m.

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I was mulling over this thought while cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast the other morning when someone knocked loudly on the back door: “We are here to work on the pier and did not want the noise of the machines to frighten you.” I had forgotten that a crew of big, strong men was to arrive that morning to rebuild and strengthen the 256-foot pier that goes out into Dickinson Bayou on Galveston Bay where my friend lives.

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Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest on Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of Fort Anahuac Park at 1704 S. Main St. It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (11 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6 p.m.

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Charles Kingsley wrote, “Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

Elvis Presley perhaps was paraphrasing Joseph Addison when he said, “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

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‘Tomorrowland’

Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson

Directed by: Brad Bird

Rated: PG

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