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Andrew Duhon

Grammy nominated New Orleans native Andrew Duhon comes to Beaumont to with his honest and gritty voice to play Courville’s on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Duhon has released three albums, his first in 2009 titled Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You recorded in Nashville with three-time Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker. A year later, Duhon released Dreaming When You Leave, an EP with Grammy winning producer John Synder. Duhon’s latest effort came in 2013, The Moorings, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album.

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Emily-Lauren Neild with the cast of Houston Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Wednesday, Jan. 4, Emily-Lauren Neild of Beaumont (above at right) received her wish from The Make A Wish Foundation. She was taken by limo to the Houston Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” where, after the performance, she got to have a personal meet-and-greet with the cast.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit that arranges experiences described as “wishes” for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Art on display at the Big Thicket

Big Thicket National Preserve has announced the installation of a new temporary art exhibit in the park’s visitor center. Titled “All the Little Things,” this art installation, a part of the Dream Rocket Project, encouraged students throughout Texas to create more than 70 pieces of art highlighting the vast array of plants and animals found in the Thicket. Each piece represents the student’s unique perspective on the diversity of the natural environment throughout this region.

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Desiree McPhillips, left, joins in yoga on the beach at Sea Rim State Park

If you’re looking for a way to work off excess holiday calories, aerial yoga might be your thing.

Jillian Fertig started teaching classes at Ternion Athletics in Nederland for those who’ve always wanted to cross Cirque du Soleil stardom off their bucketlist.

Fertig herself only started taking classes at an aerial gym in El Paso about two years ago.

“I had never done it before in my life,” she said. “It’s a different way to build strength.”

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Former Lamar basketball standout Mike James has been waived by the Phoenix Suns

Season tickets for the 2018 Lamar University softball season are now on sale. Reserved seats for all 15 home dates, including the annual Cardinal Classic, are $80. General-admission season tickets are $65 for adults and $45 for senior citizens (over 65) and youths (17 and younger).

The Cardinals, who enter their sixth season of competition since LU revived the softball program in 2013, open the season Feb. 9 when they face Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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