Entertainment

photo by Kevin King

Icehouses are a Texas tradition. With origins dating back to the Civil War, they were originally used to store and distribute blocks of ice but began offering beer and other goods that needed to be kept cold, according to the Institute of Texan Cultures. Events were even hosted around massive tables built of ice.

While the open-air icehouse isn’t a new idea, Luke’s Icehouse Mid-County definitely has added a modern twist to an age-old concept.

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Finally the sequel to the beloved (and super popular) animated feature “Finding Nemo.” It’s a mystery why we had to wait so long considering some fish products begin to ripen after a few days — and not in a good way. It’s been 13 years since we’ve checked in with Marlin and Nemo, the father and son clown fish duo, and little Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the blue tang fish, with the short-term memory issue.

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Alice in Chains

Houston is home to a brand new festival that features more than 35 rock bands, Whiskey Row and plenty of food. Welcome to the first annual Houston Open Air Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, held outdoors at NRG Park.

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‘The Example’

The Port Arthur Public Library and the African American Cultural Society will host a screening of the historical fiction short film “The Example,” on Thursday, June 23, at the Port Arthur Library Gallery, 4615 Ninth Ave., Port Arthur, at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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If your kids are already bouncing off the walls looking for something to do this early summer season, don’t fear — the annual Kid Fest returns to the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College – Port Arthur on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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