Entertainment

Jerry Nelson’s Hill County welcomes country music singer Mark Chesnutt to the Backyard Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets are $37.50 (reserved) or $25 (general admission) and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.

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Remy Martin (cognac), Blanton’s (bourbon), Blue Chair Bay (rum) and Fireball.

For those who want to bring in 2016 in the friendly confines of their own home or set sail to a house party, there are plenty of drink options available at your local liquor store.

What has been most popular are the flavored liquors. 

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It’s been an interesting year in movies, often wildly uneven with some huge hits, lots of misses, and some yet to be seen. Those stingy movie studios are just now delivering some of the most anticipated movies into theaters, a frustrating marketing maneuver that saves money and builds interest — supposedly.

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A new, locally produced war documentary will afford viewers a first-hand look inside the Army’s legendary 101st Airborne Division during its 2010 deployment to Pech River Valley, Afghanistan — a Taliban stronghold in the Kunar province, often referred to as the most dangerous place on Earth.

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Carson Daly and Gwen Stefani will broadcast live from Times Square.

Those wishing to stay home New Year’s Eve can still watch the ball drop as most of the major networks provide live coverage of Time Square in the heart of New York City.

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