Entertainment

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” Rated PG-13 — Big, loud and in 3-D (3-D/IMAX at some theaters), “Star Trek Into Darkness” offers teens a jolt of fun and parents and grandparents many nostalgic pleasures. One could wish the villain — though his roots lie in the 1960s TV series and the 1980s movies — weren’t cast as a terrorist. That’s a tired trope for today. But despite this, director J.J.

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Nashville rockers RED are returning to Houston to play Warehouse Live on Friday, May 3 and due to a high ticket demand, the all-ages show has been moved into the main ballroom with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the venue or online at warehousemusic.com.

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Kree Harrison

Four contestants remain in Season 12 of “American Idol,” and one is from Southeast Texas — Kree Harrison of Woodville. If Harrison makes it through this week’s elimination round and is in the final three, a slew of events will be held Saturday, May 4, and expect the “American Idol” cameras to be in town for the homecoming concert and activities.

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Mural

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”

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Several junior high and high school students at Community Christian School participated in the annual ACSI Creative Writing Festival. Students first competed on the local school level, then advanced to the Regional level.

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