Entertainment

Bob Wieland and President Ronald Reagan

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide, or nearly one per hour. Brady Mazzola is trying to prevent that from happening but needs help.

The Orange native and former Lamar tennis player is hosting the first event of its kind on Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11 – at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m.

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Those who attend the Aluminum Show on Halloween night – Monday, Oct. 31 – at the Lutcher Theater in Orange will definitely be in for a treat.

After over a decade of touring worldwide, Aluminum Group is thrilled to present the world premiere of the spectacular new Aluminum Show.

This new and unique show brings the material, the music and the artists together on stage, combing visual theater, dance and humor into a multi-sensory experience. 

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National country recording artist Lonestar will headline Freedom Fest outside at Ford Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 30, with gates opening at 2 p.m. Lawn seats are $5, and seating under the pavilion will be $25. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at eventbrite.com or at Ford Park.

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The Texas Energy Museum will host its annual Dinosaur Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lamar University Earth Science faculty and students plan to help attendees unearth actual fossils by washing excavated dirt through screens, and analyze fossils through microscopes, as well as exhibit other fossils. Presentations from paleontologists and other hands-on activities, such as cleaning dinosaur bones and practicing field techniques to unearth fossils are also scheduled.

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This movie has already had the misfortune of serious bout of trailer fatigue. I can’t recall sitting through movie previews in the last three months and not seeing this one. And, no surprise, the two-hour version isn’t any better than the two-minute version. I leave my opinion about trailers on the cutting room floor for now, so let’s get back to the Joneses, which begs another question: Why do the couple in question always have to be named Jones?

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