Entertainment

The only thing the Academy Awards could take a back seat to is a crazy election year. While politics dominate the news, the whole Oscar hype has been oddly off its game. And then there was the nominations scandal that left many actors of color out of the running, a disgraceful error that this institution must address in the future.

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The ninth annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival is Feb. 25-27 at multiple venues throughout Southeast Texas.

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David Granitz

Saturday, Feb. 27, is the final time to see the work of artist David Granitz, a 37-year-old Beaumont native, at The Art Studio (720 Franklin) in downtown Beaumont. His exhibition is titled “Eulipion Constructs: The Recent Artwork of David W. Granitz III.”

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‘Deadpool,’ starring: Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin; directed by Tim Miller; Rated R

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The Beach Boys

They are the most iconic American band ever to take the stage with more than 80 songs that hit the music charts, with 36 reaching the Top 40 — a Billboard record. That’s in addition to their record as the top-selling American band for both albums and singles. They are the Beach Boys.

It all started with three teenage brothers with the last name of Wilson — Brian, Carl and Dennis — and their cousin Mike Love, along with school friend Al Jardine, in Hawthorne, California.

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