Arts and Culture

Wow! Some things only get better with over time. Organizers and planners of the 60th gala season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) believe that the remarkable music that has been delivered by this outstanding group of citizens, friends, relatives, and perhaps coworkers provide some of the choicest memories of the now six decades in Southeast Texas rich history.

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The Lutcher Theater’s 2012-13 Season opens Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. with An Intimate Evening with Lindsey Buckingham.

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Ashley Burton Riley returns with ‘Doubt’

Studio 33 Theatre founder Ashley Burton Riley made a splashy debut for her fledgling troupe in an unforgettable performance as the title character in “Always Patsy Cline.” Most audience members didn’t know that she was four months pregnant when she pulled off that acting and singing tour-de-force for capacity crowds at the Port Arthur Little Theatre.

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Beaumont dance studio brings two national titles home from Los Angeles

Beaumont’s iRule Dance Studio brought home two national team titles, as well as several individual placements, from the LA DanceMagic competition in Irvine, Calif., last month.

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Culture, commerce intersect in Texas craft beer movement

 

The craft beer craze is hopping its way into Southeast Texas. Events popping up like the Art of Beer exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and beer tastings at Del Papa Industries and Winestyles, all in Beaumont, seem to show an interest among a rising number of folks in the area in exploring something different when it comes to a cold brew.

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The Stark Museum of Art will sponsor forensic artist Lois Gibson for a presentation “The Art of Catching Criminals”, on Thursday, Aug. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gibson’s presentation will take place at Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main Avenue in Orange. This event is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception and book signing at the Museum, along with an exhibition celebration of Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed.

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Fast food! Buy local! Meals under 30 minutes! Meals under $10! Food, the act of eating and cooking have, together, become almost a national obsession. We no longer eat to nourish ourselves. We may eat for comfort, to encourage family time or to make a statement (think vegan). We want fast food, homemade food, inexpensive food and hormone-free food. The choices are enough to make a person queasy.

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ASK at Summer in the City

The city of Nederland is hosting Summer in the City at Doornbos Park on Saturday, June 9, with vendors, games, music, food and more.

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When the fifth annual Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival electrifies the Procter Street Pavilion in downtown Port Arthur on June 8 and 9, there will be no induction ceremony for the late jazz guitar genius at the nearby Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame. That’s because the Port Arthur legend was enshrined there years ago, alongside fellow musical prodigies Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter and others who caused the name of Port Arthur to be writ large in the pantheon of stars.

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