Arts and Culture

These rainy days here in our beloved Southeast Texas have been good thinking days for me. While I hunger to get outside to the water or the beach, the weather has kept me in and I can only look out the window to see the waves, but boy, can I think.

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‘Still Alice’ poster

‘Still Alice’

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin

Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

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Alice in Wonderland

Fun, exciting, energetic and whimsical — these are adjectives Megan Anderson, ballet mistress at Beaumont Civic Ballet (BCB), used to describe the group’s newest production, Alice In Wonderland.

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Boeing Boeing photo by Aaron Srader

There is an old show business adage about the aging actor on his deathbed who was visited in the hospital by a friend who sympathized, “It must be difficult what you’re going through.”

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Mural

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”

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Galveston Island hosted the 11th annual Lone Star Rally with free concerts on three stages, hundreds of vendors, celebrity guest appearances, and the nation’s hottest bike builders the weekend of Nov 1-4.

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a good bet for a good time

 

The event …


You can bet your money on the 24th annual Chef’s Delight and come away knowing you’ll be a winner Tuesday, Oct. 9. Beginning at 6 p.m., The Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza will be the scene of a wonderful evening of fun, food and fellowship honoring President Jimmy and First Lady Susan Simmons of Lamar University and providing funding for scholarships for culinary students of the future.


The menu …

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McFaddin-Ward House

Four area museums are participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s program Museum Day Live! The W.H Stark House and the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, and the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont are offering free admission for two on Saturday, Sept. 29, to anyone with a complimentary ticket from Smithsonian Magazine’s website.

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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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