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Competition barbecue and “regular” barbecue. Although some folks cook at competitions the same way they cook in their backyards and/or restaurants, the competitors at the highest levels certainly do things differently.

Competition barbecue is often referred to as “one bite barbecue” because the judges typically take one bite and competitors are challenged to insert the most flavor and dynamic taste in that one portion. Judges typically taste dozens of samples during a competition, and the winner must stand out in a very crowded field.

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Something I’ll never understand. For instance, who wrote the rule about rewarding movies no one gets to see unless you live in a “major city”? By the time Oscar night arrives, the general public is lucky to have seen about half the nominees. Andsomewhere it must be written that only the crummy movies can be released in early winter or late summer.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform together for the first time in Beaumont on Saturday, Feb. 20, inside the historic Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m.

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Mike and Cheryl Zeto were named the King and Queen of Mystique

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Krewe of Krewe’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade on Jan. 30 in downtown Orange at 5:30 p.m. For the 13th year, the traditional Mardi Gras Parade will feature illuminated floats, decorated trailers and Krew members tossing beads, cups and trinkets to spectators along with the Mardi Gras Ball royalty.

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The Lutcher Theater presents a classic rock experience, iconic British group The Who’s rock opera Tommy, through the strings and vocals of progressive bluegrass band The HillBenders on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $37-$20 and can be purchased at the Lutcher box office, online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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