Entertainment

Experience the magic of film with a live orchestra for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in the downtown Houston theatre district at 615 Louisiana St. The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Houston Symphony performing every note from the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time with $974.8 million sold at the box office.

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The Isley Brothers featuring Ernie and Ronald “Mr. Biggs” Isley have been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music,” and the two will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. They began performing in 1954, and 16 of their albums charted in the Top 40 with 13 of those having been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

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Texas country music stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen will share the stage at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Dance Hall for a special show Sunday, July 23, with doors opening at 7 p.m. in a tour titled “Hold My Beer & Watch This.” Both are lead singers of their respective bands, but as long time friends, they’ve decided to record a live album together.

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The city of Beaumont is hosting its highly anticipated third annual Beaumont Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the downtown Event Centre from 2-6 p.m. Presented by the city, Giglio Distributing, and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, the festival will showcase Texas and national craft breweries and is anticipated to sell-out quickly. Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. General tickets are $20, which includes event entry, a souvenir cup and a tasting card.

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Newsboys

Premier Productions presents the Big Church Night Out Tour at Ford Arena featuring a headlining concert by Grammy nominated group Newsboys on Sept. 30. Each night will include a time of worship, ministry and unity along with performances from Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee from Audio Adrenaline, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain, and Jeremy Willet.

From Australia, Newsboys have been performing since 1985; the group currently features the vocals of Michael Tait, formerly of the Grammy winning band DC Talk.

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