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?


Pioneering contemporary Christian recording artist Carman returns to the stage once again after a life-threatening battle with cancer. He presents a brand new concept, appropriately named “CinemaSonic Experience” — a concert, movie, play and crusade all in one.

Surrounded by six giant LED screens, Carman will bring people out of their seats and rolls back the clock. It’s an evening of miracles; the first is seeing a man who’s led over a million people to Christ shake off certain death to once again dazzle the crowds.


Bret Michaels will perform inside the Grand Event Center at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $20-$35 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.


Thought Halloween lands on a Monday this year – Monday, Oct. 31, to be exact – how about a little pre-Halloween mixer this weekend with you and some of your favorite ghouls, goblins and witches?

Let’s start with some adult beverages, shall we?







1/4 cup light corn syrup

Green food coloring



1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup club soda

3/4 cup tequila

3 ounces triple sec

4 cherries


Ladies from Beaumont attended the National Council of Negro Women’s 57th National Convention in Washington, D.C., in October.

Mary McCloud Bethune founded the organization in 1935.