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Cristine Couron

The cast is set and rehearsals are finished for Lamar State College Port Arthur’s summer musical Mary Poppins, which begins July 29-31, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-13 at the main theater located inside the Dr. Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center (1500 Procter St.). Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinee curtain going up at 2:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available by calling (409) 984-6111.

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Texas Typhoon

Hall of Fame rockers The Lovin’ Spoonful said it best in 1966: “Hot town, summer in the city.” We are now nearing the end of July, and temps will consistently be in the upper 90s.

Local businesses have already begun to advertise “back to school” sales, with entire aisles dedicated to school supplies. Cheerleading camps, as well as drill/dance team camps are underway, and following that comes volleyball, football and band practices, which start at the first of August.

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The 39th annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows is underway now through Sunday, July 24, at NRG Center. Times for the canine spectacular are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for ages 12 and under.

The whole family will enjoy the lively performance events and exhibitions, relay races and conformation judging, plus seminars, displays and shopping. Absolutely everything to do with dogs and the people who love them will be happening at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows.

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Gaming fans will want to don their nerdy bowties and experience the Houston Symphony’s Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy on Saturday, July 23, at Jones Hall (615 Louisiana St) in downtown at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $22 and can be purchased online at houstonsymphony.org.

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Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, Christie’s only comedy thriller, set to run through Aug. 14 in the Hubbard Theatre. The run time is 2 hours and 40 minutes with two intermissions. Recommended for general audiences, the series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers.

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