Arts and Culture

Courville's caters many food items

Big Rich Courville’s name is synonymous with everything that is good and that tastes good in Southeast Texas. If you lived in a box, odds are you would still know who he is because most likely, by gift or by commerce, he has fed you at some point.

Storms, floods, charity auctions, fundraisers or perhaps at his venue on College, Big Rich Courville, it seems, is always there for us. Now it’s our turn and time to remember those who are always here for us when we need them by supporting our local businesses.

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Shanda Guidry, fundraiser organizer, and Katheryn Littles, office manager

For over 70 years and under various names, the Shorkey Center has offered educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs.

This year marks their 25th annual holiday card campaign, which executive director Araina Daniels said is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers.

“Profits from our … sales are used to offset the cost of high quality therapy services [given] to deserving students who otherwise may not be able to afford it,” Daniels said.

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Slow Food Beaumont logo

Did you know that local chefs provided tens of thousands of meals during the worst days of Hurricane Harvey? Slow Food Beaumont would like to thank our local restaurants for their heroic efforts during the storm while providing a little relief and good cheer to those who suffered damage.

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The Shoeshine Boy by Melvin Sterne

Melvin Sterne writes ‘The Shoeshine Boy,’  a literary science fiction novel set in the Texas borderlands

Review by Katherine Hoerth

When you first open The Shoeshine Boy, you’ll be pulled into the Texas/Mexico borderlands in the 1920s, a world of cartels, violence and poverty. The Shoeshine Boy will keep you questioning what’s real, what’s imagined, and ultimately, what it means to be human.

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Veterans day celebrations

Free photo shoot for veterans

While taking in the festivities that celebrate the contribution of American veterans, those who have served in any branch of the military are invited to commemorate the occasion with a professional photo shoot with YellowBrickByB at Lions Club Veteran Memorial Park, 195 W. Bolivar St. in Vidor.

YellowBrickByB owner and photographer Brittani Stanley said the free public event will be held at the park from 7 a.m. until sunset.

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Legendary hair styles

They can slay any day – they’re the hardest working men and women in the Golden Triangle hair business, and their contributions to the field, as well as the tresses of generations of Southeast Texans, are being honored in a gala style show and grand event Friday, Dec. 8, from 6- 9 p.m. at the Compro Event Center, 4155 W. Cardinal Drive in Beaumont.

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Composition VI by Wassily Kandinsky

Sound/InSight is an open invitation exhibition inspired by music written for this event at The Art Studio by Lamar University School of Music students and will be on display from Nov. 4-24 with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7-10 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“The idea is for artists of any medium to listen to the pieces of music and create a work that is directly inspired by the music,” said Andy Coughlan, curator. “It will be fascinating to see the diversity of interpretations of the work.”

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Couture for a Cause at MCM Eleganté on Nov 3

Formerly known as Fashion Bingo for Babies, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation presents Couture for a Cause — Southeast Texas’ premiere shopping event — on Friday, Nov. 3, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel (2355 I-10 S., Beaumont) from 6-10 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to gather all of your closest friends for this unique event. The first hour and a half will be dedicated to shopping local boutiques all gathered at the Eleganté in the Grand Ballroom. Beverages and heavy appetizers will be provided, then bingo will start at 7:30 p.m.

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Dora Nisby, Linda Esch, Tara Jones and Michael Mahood

When a community suffers a natural disaster, sometimes it’s the little things that help residents return to normal, like being able to check out books at the library.

After Hurricane Harvey, officials found mold growing inside Central High School buildings, as previously reported by The Examiner.

Freshman still meet on the campus in buildings that weren’t affected. Tenth through 12th-grade students are meeting at the building that used to be Stephen F. Austin Middle School, according to BISD spokesperson Nakisha Burns.

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"eat a bug" at Free Family Arts Day

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents its Free Family Arts Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children and their families will get to participate in art activities including candy corn collages, sugar skulls, Stout sculptures, decorate trick-or-treat bags, ghost cookies, and Sense of Home paintings. Activities are inspired by AMSET’s current exhibition, Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout and the fall season.

Families will be tempted to “eat a bug” and enjoy folk dancing by the Mexican Heritage Society at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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