Entertainment

It’s not every day you get to chat on the phone with one of the members of the greatest rock bands of all time — Aerosmith. For more than 40 years, the boys from Boston, Mass., have given us music lovers some of the best songs to ever come out of our speakers such as “Dream On,” “Sweat Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Come Together,” “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Angel,” “Ragdoll,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Love in an Elevator,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” just to name a few.

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I hope that you have not encountered the devious CryptoLocker malware, but sadly, I know as a fact that many of you have been victimized by it. For those of you who are not familiar with CryptoLocker, it is a vile form of sophisticated malware, “ransom ware,” where the malware encrypts data on the hard drive (and possibly USB drives and other external media), and then charges the user a sizeable fee to get the decryption key.

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photo by Kevin King

Is there life after death? This question has sparked debate for millennia — the fascination with spirits can be traced to the Cro-Magnon and Neolithic periods. And tracing human culture back to the cradle of civilization, one finds mention of spirits or ghosts in ancient inscriptions, papyrus scrolls and even tomb paintings.

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For those who’ve already purchased tickets, bravo, and those who haven’t — do so now. YES is scheduled for a Tuesday, Aug. 5 performance at the Bayou Music Center and will be playing, in it’s entirety the 1971 double-platinum record Fragile, the songs of the 1972 platinum album Close to the Edge along with all their greatest hits such as the 1980 smash hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

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photo by Kevin King

With summer winding down and fall just around the corner, families looking for something fun to do while staying out of the muggy Southeast Texas heat need look no further than the Texas Energy Museum.

The museum, at 600 Main St. in Beaumont, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and $3 for senior adults.

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