Entertainment

The Southeast Texas Arts Council will honor supporters at its annual Hearts for the Arts recognition ceremony held Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Beau Reve (4400 Atlantic Road) in Port Neches from 5-8 p.m. Following the recognition ceremony will be a Valentine’s reception, which includes d’oeuvres, wine, desserts and coffee.

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John Swift will tell you he might not know how to cook, but he knows good food. Swift has been all over the world and has found some great spots. His friends will call him up and tell him what country they are in and he will tell them where to go eat.

Swift, from the Dallas area, officially landed in Beaumont in 2003 with his wife, Suzanne. He’s worked for oil and gas companies, and bought meat and futures contracts for national restaurant chains. Now, he’s a first time restaurateur with Republic Chicken.

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The 14th annual Mardi Gras Krew of Krewe’s Grande Parade in downtown Orange is going to be bigger and better than ever, and the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce and Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau invite everyone in Southeast Texas to the family friend event titled “It’s a Party” on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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The biggest football game of the year is just days away as the city of Houston hosts Super Bowl LI, but there are plenty of events to attend in the days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday when the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium.

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The Orange Community Players presents The Red Velvet Cake War from Feb. 2-4 and from Feb. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:30 p.m. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, in this riotously funny southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion.

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