Entertainment

Jazz at the Lake returns on Thursday, June 16, at the downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free concert from Dean James. James, a jazz sensation, literally calls Beaumont his home away from home. “I have a very huge fan base in the tri-city area of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange,” said James, who was born in California and now resides in Houston.

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Stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave.) in Orange on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$90 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org. Chenoweth brings her Broadway hit voice to Orange to dazzle you with stories and song.

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Imagine laying out by the pool, drinking a cool adult beverage while listening to live music. Sound too good to be true?

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Curious about how a work of art is made? Join in the fun at the next Adult Studio Workshop: Acrylic Still Life Painting at the Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, June 4, from 1-5 p.m. and learn to see art through the artist’s eyes. Special guest artist will be Stephanie Garza, who received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and teacher certification from Lamar University. Garza has been an art teacher for 15 years and has been teaching painting classes at Painting with a Twist for five years.

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It’s not even officially summer yet and already superhero fatigue has set in. Why must the world always be at risk? So filmmakers can spend hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects and our super friends can save us. My cape and mask to the next writer who can script one of these storylines so that some other planet has a crisis.

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