Entertainment

Participants celebrating Mardi Gras

The 26th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is Thursday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 11, in downtown Port Arthur, with plenty of food from more than 40 vendors.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music on the main stage from Longneck Road at 6 p.m. followed by the Boogie Kings. Over on the Green Stage, local act Sage Elmore and Lamar’s Section 51 will entertain.

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The Rat Pack is Back

Enjoy a dinner and a show in Lake Charles as L’Auberge welcomes one of Las Vegas’ top shows – The Rat Pack is Back — on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers and their live big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. The only Vegas-based show with national touring companies and an award from the U.S. Congress is now in its 18th smash year with over 6,000 performances in over 40 states, four foreign countries and over 2 million tickets sold.

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Whiskey Myers

From the northeast Texas town of Palestine, Red Dirt Texas country band Whiskey Myers will play the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Feb. 8. Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. The group began when teen friends Cody Cannon (singer) and Cody Tate (lead guitar) began playing together then decided to take the band to a more serious level. They’ve since released four studio albums, with the latest, Mud, reaching No.

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Michael Wolf's great-grandparents and cousins with Herbert Liebmann

Michael Wolf was born a month before World War II ended into a Jewish family that narrowly escaped Berlin just a few years before.

“I’ve never told this story before,” he said, “[I’ve] never been asked.” He said his mother told parts of the story and he shared some of it with friends, but not publicly.

Temple Emanuel hosted a film screening last October of “Persona Non Grata,” about the life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat posted in Lithuania known for issuing visas to Jewish refugees against orders.

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Wes Studi in Scott Cooper film Hostiles

‘Hostiles’

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

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