Entertainment

The Lutcher Theater presents a classic rock experience, iconic British group The Who’s rock opera Tommy, through the strings and vocals of progressive bluegrass band The HillBenders on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $37-$20 and can be purchased at the Lutcher box office, online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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photo courtesy of www.amarantaentertainment.com

Classic Movie Night continues with the 1969 landmark film Easy Rider on Friday, Jan. 29, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Selected for preservation in 1998 in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, Easy Rider stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as two young hippies who decided to travel cross-country on motorcycles and meet a cast of characters along the way. Written by Fonda, Hopper and Terry Southern, Easy Rider shook up the movie industry during the release year by grossing $19 million.

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photo courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

Outside of a small contingency of movie enthusiasts, not many have had the chance to see “Room.” It opened in major cities and then poof — it was gone from theaters in a matter of weeks. But that was just enough time garner its star, Brie Larson, a lot of awards buzz. In fact, right now she is the overwhelming odds-on favorite to win the Oscar for best actress.

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photo courtesy of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Although the 24th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas celebration in Port Arthur will be competing with Super Bowl 50 weekend this year, the event is as exciting as ever with Grammy Award-winning artist Wayne Toups returning to the area to play the event Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Toups is one of many concerts scheduled during the four days of Mardi Gras fun.

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emery Cohen

Directed by: John Crowley

Rated: PG

 

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The U.S. National Tour of Annie, now in its second year, will play two shows at the Lutcher Theater on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling the box office at (409) 886-5535.

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 33rd annual Taste of the Triangle is on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m

With the holiday season behind us, charitable events are beginning to fill the first-quarter calendar, so now is a perfect time to plan accordingly.

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‘The Revenant’

Starring: Leonard DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárittu

Rated: R

 

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Big League Productions presents the award-winning comic sensation The Producers on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased at the Lutcher box office or online at lutcher.org.

The Producers took Broadway by storm in 2001 and went on to win a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.

So what is all the fuss about?

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Freeheld

In a year when gay issues have been at the forefront, coincidentally there were at least four movies released in 2015 dealing with issues relating to gay rights. “Freeheld,” with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page playing a real life lesbian couple who fought for partner benefits, never achieved much buzz. “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich movie about the eponymous riot that sparked the gay rights movement, barely made it into theaters.

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