Entertainment

Ashley Burton Riley returns with ‘Doubt’

Studio 33 Theatre founder Ashley Burton Riley made a splashy debut for her fledgling troupe in an unforgettable performance as the title character in “Always Patsy Cline.” Most audience members didn’t know that she was four months pregnant when she pulled off that acting and singing tour-de-force for capacity crowds at the Port Arthur Little Theatre.

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Beaumont dance studio brings two national titles home from Los Angeles

Beaumont’s iRule Dance Studio brought home two national team titles, as well as several individual placements, from the LA DanceMagic competition in Irvine, Calif., last month.

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Culture, commerce intersect in Texas craft beer movement

 

The craft beer craze is hopping its way into Southeast Texas. Events popping up like the Art of Beer exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and beer tastings at Del Papa Industries and Winestyles, all in Beaumont, seem to show an interest among a rising number of folks in the area in exploring something different when it comes to a cold brew.

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Fresh off his third solo comedy special on HBO, It’s Not Me, It’s You, the multi-talented George Lopez is back on tour doing new material and will perform two shows in two nights at the Bayou Music Center at 520 Texas Ave. in Houston on Aug. 10-11 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $61 or $49.50 and can be purchased at the venue or online at livenation.com.

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Driving to 1147 Boston Ave. in Nederland provided a surprise like no other encountered on recent assignments. Arriving at my destination, a new restaurant, Finch Hutton, I had no idea what to expect. A gracious welcome to our party by an attentive staff impressed me right off the bat, but when I saw the menu offered at this French-American bistro, shock is a mild word to describe my feelings.

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