Entertainment

Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity summer theater camp will perform Shrek, the Musical from Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, July 23, at the McFaddin Ward Auditorium inside the Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel in Beaumont. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performances can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com or at the Theater. Adult tickets are $15, students $10.

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From Shrek to How to Train Your Dragon to Madagascar to Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

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James Evans, Big Bend photographer, comes to the McFaddin-Ward House sharing his wit, humor, and life’s work capturing images of the formidable national park in South Texas on Thursday, July 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. Evans fell in love with Big Bend on a hiking trip 28 years ago, so he set up camp … permanently. He’s been taking stunning pictures ever since, has authored two books, and finally got married this year.

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This animated feature offers an answer to pet owners who wonder what their pets do all day while they’re away. You could solve that with a nanny cam, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as seeing this. From the team that created “Despicable Me,” this animated film hits the mark on almost every level.

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Owner Diane Martin visits with a customer

Family. That’s what you feel like when you go to Hard Bean Coffee in Lumberton. And that’s exactly what owner Diane Martin had in mind when she opened the coffee shop last February.

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