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James Evans, Big Bend photographer, comes to the McFaddin-Ward House sharing his wit, humor, and life’s work capturing images of the formidable national park in South Texas on Thursday, July 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. Evans fell in love with Big Bend on a hiking trip 28 years ago, so he set up camp … permanently. He’s been taking stunning pictures ever since, has authored two books, and finally got married this year.

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Texas Country music singer/songwriter Kyle Park will play Saturday, July 16, at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country at 3871 Stagg Drive at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15-$27.50 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Park, of Austin, has been performing since 2005 and has released seven studio albums, with his last coming last October in The Blue Roof Sessions.

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From Shrek to How to Train Your Dragon to Madagascar to Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

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When Lenny Caballero was named City of Beaumont event facility coordinator in June of 2013, he had a vision.

“Some of my goals when I became director of event facilities was to hire the best staff in the world, bring quality entertainment at affordable prices and bring people to downtown Beaumont,” he said.

Just this year, Caballero and staff has hosted concerts such as Pat Benatar, the Beach Boys and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity summer theater camp will perform Shrek, the Musical from Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, July 23, at the McFaddin Ward Auditorium inside the Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel in Beaumont. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performances can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com or at the Theater. Adult tickets are $15, students $10.

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