Arts and Culture

Nederland native and Lamar alumnus Gerald Duff, 76, recently released his 19th book, Playing Custer, a novel narrated from varying points of view, illuminating personal and political events leading up to the death of General George Armstrong Custer.

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Go Texan logo

The Jefferson County Go Texan committee has scheduled its annual scholarship banquet for Tuesday, May 26 at Courville’s on Hwy 90.  A meet and greet reception will begin at 6:30

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic

The eighth Annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference offered approximately 1,500 ladies from Beaumont and beyond a day to pamper and educate themselves on a variety of topics ranging from heart health and al

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Epic Proportions cast

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville UIL One Act Play will present Epic Proportions on Tuesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 16. The Culinary Arts Department will serve dinner at 6 p.m. and the play will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20, or $5 for theplay only.

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Over the past several months you may have seen Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) appearing in a commercial for the Bank of America, announcing its free online “Better Money Habits” (bettermoneyhabits.com) education program.  Started in April of 2013, utilizing the educational and academic expertise of the Khan Academy, and funded by the Bank of America, this free online learning program offers basic financial education to all.

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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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