Entertainment

LU students Tracie Van Law, Sydney Haygood, Nathan Crump and Eyenkebi Itima rehe

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

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The High Street Gallery will show a collection of “tableau vivants” by makeup artists Tack Somers and Amanda Potts on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7-8 p.m. at the Victoria House (2110 Victoria) in Beaumont.

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Kevin Sorbo

The 2015 Hope Women’s Resource Clinic annual gala is set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3950 Walden Road, in Beaumont. Tickets start at $100. The gala features guest speaker Kevin Sorbo, as well as an auction, entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit Hope Women’s Resource Clinic in Beaumont.

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While another mediocre week at the cinema played out, the Toronto Independent Film Festival premiered the upcoming films that will debut in theaters this fall. Perhaps one of the most important film festivals in terms of which movies will get noticed, Toronto is where the big players come together to put together new movies deals and decide which undistributed ones will get a slot in theaters in order to compete for awards at the end of the year.

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Jeremy Fults, managing partner, stands in front of the LongHorn Steakhouse’s bar

The competition for steak lovers’ hearts just heated up. LongHorn Steakhouse opened its doors Monday, Aug. 10, in Beaumont, bringing a fresh and exciting new option for Southeast Texans to curb their carnivorous cravings.

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