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‘The Girl on the Train’

Starring: Emily Blunt, Hayley Bennett

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Rated: R

 

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Frozen custard as a dessert first saw commercial success in Coney Island, New York, in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.

In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones, according to the article “Happy Days” by The Village Voice writer Robert Sietsema.

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She Kills Monsters

Monsters, swordfights and blood-thirsty, bullying cheerleaders capture the stage this October in a comedic, action-packed production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, presented by Beaumont Community Players in collaboration with Ad Hoc Beaumont.

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The Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country welcomes the hometown record release concert of Kree Harrison on Friday, Oct. 14, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Harrison, 26, is celebrating the release of her first full-length album titled This Old Thing. From Woodville, Harrison was the runner-up on Season 12 of American Idol in 2013.

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