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Express Children’s Theatre presents ‘Ransom of Red Chief’

Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m., the O. Henry literary classic “The Ransom of Red Chief” comes to life in this hilarious adaptation by Patricia Barry Rumble. This is the story of two crooks, Bill (Alan Gardiner-Atkinson) and Sam (Brandon Morgan) who plan a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap the very energetic child of a local banker. But they get a lot more — and a lot less — than they bargained for. Their 10-year-old victim, who refers to himself as an Indian named Red Chief (Nicholas Lewis), is barely missed.

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Door with lock and key

Q. I recently moved into a new apartment, and I am worried the former tenant still has a key. I asked the landlord to change or re-key the locks and he refused. He told me I could do it myself as long as I gave him a key. This doesn’t seem fair. Why should I have to pay for this?

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The Kinsel Lincoln Jazz+Blues Fest was held Saturday, May 18, on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont featuring 14 bands performing on three stages. All funds raised will benefit the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” Rated PG-13 — Big, loud and in 3-D (3-D/IMAX at some theaters), “Star Trek Into Darkness” offers teens a jolt of fun and parents and grandparents many nostalgic pleasures. One could wish the villain — though his roots lie in the 1960s TV series and the 1980s movies — weren’t cast as a terrorist. That’s a tired trope for today. But despite this, director J.J.

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's Discovery Theater will host two S.O.A.R., Inc. (Saving Our American Raptors) bird programs about American raptors. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., visitors will get an up-close look at several types of raptors and learn about their habitats. This program will be led by Doris Mager of S.O.A.R., Inc. and a $1 donation is requested from each attendee. All donation proceeds go directly to S.O.A.R. Inc.

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